Compaq Presario 7477 (189518-034)

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Compaq Presario 7477 (189518-034)

The Presario desktop PCs feature Compaq's One-touch Easy Access Internet buttons, which offer Instant Internet, Instant search, Instant email, and Ins...

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Review of "Compaq Presario 7477 (189518-034)"

published 23/09/2000 | Imadeus
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Pro Easily upgradable. Runs well with M.S. Excel & Access
Cons Depth of ,monitor makes it very bulky and dominant.
not helpful
Memory / capacity
Range of Extra Features

"Problem?- No problem!"

This system was by no means the cheapest on sale. On the day of purchase it was being offered at a reduced price for the complete package to promote the opening of a new 'PC World' branch.
At my office there is a mixture of 'Compaq & Dell'. Of the two I think 'Compaq' the most reliable. This obviously helped coluor my choice of a home PC. Since installation, I have found that allthough the machines at the office have 'Pentium' they are not noticibly quicker than the 'Pressario'. All round I am very pleased with my choice, both of PC and supplier whose back up is excellent, and whose warranty package is affordable and very comprehensive.
I have supllemented the software by adding "Microsoft 2000" This enables me to bring work home from the office, which allows me more flexibility in my work method, and more scope for time management.
Any body who may be considering the purchase of a new PC. especially a first time buyer, could do a lot worse than a 'Pressario'.Mine has 8Gig of hard drive, but is easily updated, and this updating operation is free when purchased from PC world. Also on the first anniversary of the machine, they will give it a free health check, and restore or repair any damaged programme data.
An excellent buy.

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Product Information : Compaq Presario 7477 (189518-034)

Manufacturer's product description

The Presario desktop PCs feature Compaq's One-touch Easy Access Internet buttons, which offer Instant Internet, Instant search, Instant email, and Instant shopping at the touch of a button. The Compaq Presario desktops also have improved Web and integrated technologies for ultra-fast Internet connection to present an unrivalled Web experience. CD playback controls are situated on the side of the keyboard, including play, next track, previous track, and volume controls, along with a Quick Print button and a Favorite Application button. The Compaq Presario 7477 is a high quality, affordable, fully featured PC. This expandable and upgradeable minitower machine features a powerful AMD processor with 3DNow!, very spacious and speedy hard drive, a lot of memory and a 17-inch monitor, and all this at very affordable price!

Product Details

Product Description: Compaq Presario 7477 - K6-2 - 64 MB

Type: PC

Form Factor: Micro tower

Localisation: English / United Kingdom

Processor: 1 x AMD K6-2

Processor Socket: Socket 7

Cache Memory: 512 KB (installed) / 512 KB (max) - L2 Cache - Pipeline Burst

RAM: 64 MB (installed) / 256 MB (max) - SDRAM - 100 MHz

Storage Controller: IDE ( ATA-66 ) - PCI

Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy

Hard Drive: 1 x - ATA-66

Optical Storage: CD-RW

Graphics Controller: AGP 2x - Trident Blade 3D Shared Video Memory (UMA)

Audio Output: Integrated - ESS Allegro - PCI - stereo - 16-bit

Communications: Fax / modem - PCI - plug-in card - 56 Kbps

Power: AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

OS Provided: Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

Dimensions (WxDxH): 21.9 cm x 43.3 cm x 41.4 cm

Weight: 11.5 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty


MPN: 189518-034

Type: PC

Recommended Use: Home use

Product Form Factor: Micro tower

Colour: White

Localisation: English / United Kingdom

Processor / Chipset


CPU Qty: 1

Max CPU Qty: 1

CPU Upgradability: Upgradeable

CPU Socket: Socket 7

Chipset Type: VIA MVP4

Front Side Bus: 100 MHz

Cache Memory

Installed Size: L2 Cache - 512 KB Pipeline Burst


Installed Size: 64 MB / 256 MB (max)

Technology: SDRAM

Memory Speed: 100 MHz

Form Factor: DIMM 168-PIN

Upgrade Rule: Max 256 MB module

Hard Drive

Type: HDD

Capacity: 1

Interface Type: ATA-66

Storage Controller

Type: 1 x IDE - integrated - PCI

Controller Interface Type: ATA-66

Floppy Drive

Type: 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy

Optical Storage

Type: CD-RW - IDE

Write Speed: 4x

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 4x

Media Load Type: Tray


Monitor Type: None

Graphics Controller

Type: Integrated

Interface Type: AGP 2x

Graphics Processor: Trident Blade 3D Shared Video Memory (UMA)

Supported Display Graphics: VGA (640x480), XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600), SXGA (1280x1024)

Video Interfaces: VGA

Audio Output

Type: Integrated

Signal Processor: ESS Allegro

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Compliant Standards: Sound Blaster, Dolby Digital Surround, Sound Blaster 16/Pro

Speakers: 2 x right / left channel

Input Device

Type: Mouse, keyboard

Audio Input

Type: Microphone


Modem: Fax / modem - PCI - plug-in card

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps

Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.22, ITU V.22bis, ITU V.32, ITU V.32bis, ITU V.34, ITU V.90 , Hayes AT command set

Expansion / Connectivity

Bays: 2 (total) / 1 (free) x internal 3.5" x 1/3H ¦ 2 (total) / 1 (free) x external 3.5" x 1/3H ¦ 1 (total) / 0 (free) x external 5.25" x 1/2H

Slots: 1 (total) / 0 (free) x CPU ¦ 2 (total) / 1 (free) x memory - DIMM 168-PIN ¦ 4 (total) / 3 (free) x PCI

Interfaces: 1 x VGA ¦ 1 x PS/2 keyboard ¦ 1 x PS/2 mouse ¦ 1 x parallel ¦ 1 x serial ¦ 4 x USB ¦ 1 x gameport / MIDI - generic ¦ 1 x microphone ¦ 1 x audio line-out ¦ 1 x modem ¦ 1 x audio line-in


Features: Administrator password, system password, power-on password, boot without keyboard or mouse, diskette I/O control, hard drive I/O control, parallel port I/O control, serial port I/O control, mouse disable, USB port control

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play


Device Type: Power supply

Nominal Voltage: AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

Power Provided: 145 Watt

Compliant Standards: EPA Energy Star

Operating System / Software

OS Provided: Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

Software: Drivers & Utilities, McAfee VirusScan, Microsoft Word 2000, Microsoft Works 2000

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - carry-in

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 21.9 cm

Depth: 43.3 cm

Height: 41.4 cm

Weight: 11.5 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%


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