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Compaq Armada 3500

Compaq Armada 3500
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8 reviews

Oct, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Compaq Armada 3500. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the sound. The portability is also mentioned favorably.

portability, sound

On average, users rate this product 66/100.

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Compaq Armada 3500


Thin and light, good performer, flexible configuration, good sound, programmable buttons launch applications, onboard documentation.

Apr, 1999

Product Specifications

Compaq's Armada 3500 won't slow you down for a second. Weighing in at only four and a half pounds, this is the Armada to have with you for total convenience in mobile computing. Plenty of processing power comes packed in that small form, and the notebook can be easily accessorized with full multimedia features as well. The heart of this notebook is Intel's 266MHz Pentium II processor. This fast mobile CPU will make your business and multimedia applications absolutely fly. The processor has hardcoded MMX instructions for multimedia acceleration, and 512KB of L2 cache memory which further enhances its performance. 32MB of SDRAM comes standard with the Armada 3500, which is a standard amount for most of today's software. For more memory-intensive uses, the notebook's single SODIMM slot allows you to upgrade to a maximum 160MB. The 4.1GB S.M.A.R.T. hard drive should suffice to store all your programs and files. For extra storage, there is also the option of using a secondary hard drive in the MultiBay of the optional Mobile Expansion Unit. The Armada 3500 has a 12.1 inch active matrix color screen, which is capable of True Color (16M colors) graphics at a maximum resolution of 800x600. The Armada's PCI 64-bit graphics accelerator has 2MB of VRAM video memory for rich color depth and increased performance. Compaq PremierSound delivers 16-bit stereo audio output; the notebook also features software MPEG video decoding. This Armada 3500 model comes with Windows 98 installed. Additional software includes Compaq Intelligent Manageability, Security, CompaqDiagnostics, Compaq Power Management, Online Safety and Comfort Guide, Online Reference Guide, and Carbon Copy. To maximize the portability of this notebook, the multimedia drive has been left out of its base design. The Armada 3500 Mobile Expansion Unit (purchased separately) provides added flexibility, with an integrated CD-ROM drive or DVD drive, and a MultiBay that supports the floppy drive or an optional second hard drive, LS-120 drive, or Zip drive. The modular design of the Armada 3500 allows you to make it as portable as your needs demand, down to as little as 4.4 pounds. And you won't sacrifice processing performance to get that ease of use. Get the Armada 3500 and get moving! Compaq offers a three year limited warranty with 24-7 toll-free telephone support with the Armada 3500.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


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:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:France
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Compaq Armada

Input Device

Type:Easy Point IV / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:66MHz




Type: None


Type: None

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 95/Microsoft Windows 98


Clock Speed:266MHz
Type:Pentium II


Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:160MB

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

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

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:4.1GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:2MB