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Compaq Presario 2170US

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Compaq Presario 2170US. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The durability and price also get good feedback, but many are negative about the battery and screen.

price, durability, usability, design

portability, screen, battery

On average, users rate this product 73/100.

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A Solid and affordable effort from Compaq


What can I say I’m a college guy and everyone knows how the world of portability is becoming important. So has the Compaq 2170US helped or hurt my quest for extra knowledge? Click for the full break down of this lap top PC. Price… ...

Everything it was built to be

No floppy drive (but, Flash drives are better)

Jan, 2008

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Not worth the trouble.


The Awesome. I found the price of this laptop when I purchased it amazing. It's been great for taking notes, and it's powerful enough to play some games on. I also enjoy that its one of the few laptops that comes with a full set of ports. The ...

powerful, full port set, price

many problems, no irda, bad support, port incompatibilities, 15 inch screen too big

Sep, 2004

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Got my money's worth


I purchased this notebook after a fair amount of research and assessment of what I actually needed. This computer will be used mainly for surfing the Net, a few games, and several normal applications(such as databases, spreadsheets, etc.). I'm not plan...

Price, numerous features, Compaq name

Somewhat heavy by today's standards, battery life not what I expected.

Sep, 2003

Product Specifications

The Compaq Presario 2100 series delivers powerful mobile solutions at outstanding value with choice of the latest mobile processors. Optimized for wireless connectivity, it has the graphics and entertainment features you need for work, school or home. Work, be entertained, and connect. This great value of a notebook supplies the high performance you need, digital music and movies, and flexible connectivity options in a slim, sharp-looking case.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Compaq Presario

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:8x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:8x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:2GHz


Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon