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Compaq Armada 1700 6233

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8 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the sound. Some have doubts about the portability.

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Compaq Armada 1700

 

Good sound, programmable launch keys.

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Product Specifications

The Armada 1700 is the newest member of Compaq's Value Notebook series. It offers processing power comparable to high-end notebooks, but saves cost by omitting some of the expansion capabilities and flashy perks of the flagship models. The 1700 is a good pick for professionals who need a solid, reliable notebook computer with all the standard features needed to maximize your productivity. This version of the 1700 is powered by a 233MHz mobile Pentium II processor. The Pentium II combines advanced 32-bit processing architecture and MMX technology, resulting in a processor that handles business and multimedia applications with incredible speed and smoothness. The processor has 512K of integrated L2 cache, which helps keep it running at peak efficiency. This model sports a 12.1 inch passive matrix display, which isn't what you'd want for a multimedia presentation, but it looks great for your day-to-day personal use. The screen can display 16.7M colors at a maximum resolution of 800 X 600. The 64-bit local bus graphics accelerator has 2MB of video memory to keep images looking crisp, and the high refresh rate will help prevent eye strain over long working hours. The Armada 1700 comes with 32MB of RAM, which is sufficient for today's business applications. If you're going to be running more memory-intensive programs, you also have the option of upgrading the 1700 to as much as 160MB of memory. The 3.2GB SMART hard drive that comes with the notebook should be adequate for your storage needs, and if you require more, you can always plug a second drive into the Armada's MultiBay port. The multimedia features of the Armada 1700 include a fast 24X CD-ROM drive and Compaq's PremierSound integrated 16-bit sound. There are also integrated stereo speakers and a microphone, and jacks for headphone out and mic in. Compaq has designed this value notebook to be an 'all-in-one' solution. The drives and AC adapter are all integrated, so there's no need to tote around too many peripherals. The peripherals you may want to have with you are handled by the MultiBay, which supports a diskette drive, a second hard drive, second battery, SuperDisk LS-120 or a ZIP drive. The notebook can also connect with Compaq's Armada Convenience Base II to give you more desktop-like options such as LAN connection. One feature that is important, and sometimes overlooked, is the company that stands behind the product. You can trust the excellent service and support that has made Compaq computers a standard in businesses across the world. The Armada 1700 comes with a one year warranty.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.6in
Height:2.3in
Weight:7.9lbs/8lbs
Width:12.5in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:800 x 600
Technology:FRSTN passive matrix/TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:France/N/a
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Compaq
Model:1700
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Compaq Armada

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:66MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x
Type:CD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 95

Processor

Clock Speed:233MHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Type:Pentium II

RAM

Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:160MB
Technology:SDRAM

Reference Resource

Author:Compaq Computer Corporation
Category:Computer hardware
Target Audience:Users
Title:Armada 1700 Maintenance and Service Guide
Type:Documentation kit
User Level:All levels

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:3.2GB/4GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Home use / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:C&T 65555/C&T 68554
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