Compaq Presario 5600 Series

December 1998


Standard Features
Dimensions & Weights (H x W x D)
Unit: 18.68" x 9.12" x 18.5" (36 lbs.)
Package: 24.13" x 23.50" x 15.63" (48 lbs.)
Bundled on Presario 5600 Series PCs
• iPhoto Express (CD)
• Intel Video Phone 3.0 9
• Quicken Basic 7.0
• Compaq Easy Internet Access
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0
• Incoming (AGP)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 98
Zip Drive
100 MB Iomega ZIP BUILT-IN TM Drive
Cable Modem Ready 5
With a 10 Mbps Ethernet Port, your system is ready to add a cable modem for high-speed communications and fast Internet access and downloads – saving time.
System Bus
100 MHz System Bus
2X AGP Graphics Card
• ATI 3D Rage LT Pro TM Graphics
• 2X AGP (133 MHz Accelerated Graphics Port)
• 4 MB 100 MHz SyncGraphics video memory (upgradable to 8 MB)
• ATI Motion Compensation Hardware
• Laser-sharp MPEG2 video playback
• 64-bit Hardware Accelerated 3D Graphics
• Maximum non-interlaced resolution of up to 1280 x 1024 (when supported by monitor)
10 Mbps Ethernet Port
Share files and printers
Compaq Easy Internet Access Service
The most sensational, fun and easy Internet experience
• Compaq Easy Internet Access with 50 free hours of Internet entertainment 6
• 56K ITU V.90 modem 4 for quick Internet downloads
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0
Compaq Audio
• PCI Audio: ESS Maestro 2
• Aureal A3D TM Interactive 360 Positional Sound
• Dolby Digital Surround Sound (AC-3)
• JBL 3D VirtualTheater TM (VMAx)
• Spatializer Sound
• FM Synthesis
Compaq Multimedia
• Compaq DVD Player/Navigator (when 5X DVD-ROM option is chosen)
• Microsoft DirectShow (when 5X DVD-ROM option is chosen)
• Audio CD player
• Video player (AVI, MPEG2 and others)
Diskette Drive
3.5" 1.44 MB diskette drive
Compaq Easy Access Internet Keyboard
One-touch access to the most popular Internet activities through the Internet Button Suite • Instant Internet gives you one-touch Internet access to news, weather and helpful information about your new Presario PC • Instant Search lets you search the Internet at the touch of a button
• Secure E-Commerce takes you to a safe electronic shopping experience
• Instant E-Mail lets you directly send and receive E-mails
Multimedia controls:
• Play/Pause • Stop
• Previous Track • Next Track
• Favorite Application Launch Button •Volume Up/Down
• Mute • Sleep Button
104-key Compaq Windows keyboard
Compaq scroll mouse
• Plug-and-Play
• NSTL Year 2000 compliant
Power Supply
• Steady-state 165 watts
• Energy Star compliant
Expansion Slots
• One 2X AGP slot (with 2X AGP GraphicsCard installed)
• Two half-size PCI expansion slots, one withmodem installed (10/100 Ethernet Card or Diamond Monster 3D II require a PCI slot)
• Two 16-bit full-size ISA slots open for expansion
Expansion Bays
Six drive bays populated with:
• 3.5" diskette drive
• Hard drive
• DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive
• Two external 5.25" and one internal 3.5" or 5.25" drive bay open for expansion (external 5.25" drive bay will be populated if Zip option chosen)
I/O Interfaces
• Two USB ports
• Serial RS-232C compatible, DB9 connector (16550)
• Parallel EPP/ECP standard centronics-compatible interface (DB25 connector)
• Joystick/MIDI/Gamepad compatible game port
• Two RJ-11 phone jacks (1 input, 1 output)
• Audio ports (headphone/speaker-out, microphone-in, line-in, line-out)
• Mouse and keyboard port
• Monitor connector (VGA)
• RJ-45 Ethernet port
Compaq Extra Mile Service
Compaq Extra Mile Assistance
• Technical support: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
• Covered by Compaq 1-year U.S. Limited Warranty 8 : 1 year
parts and 1 year carry-in labor with the first 90-days on-site
• Remote service software for quicker call resolution
• Personal assistance from an online technician
Compaq Extra Mile Maintenance
• Antivirus software
• Free automated software updates via the Web with Compaq Service Connection
Compaq Extra Mile Solutions
• SystemSave for easy information backup
• Selective QuickRestore CD

Developed for compliance with the Compaq Year 2000 readiness program.

1 For hard drives, GB = billion bytes. 2 32X Max CD-ROM drive data transfer rates may vary from 1800 to 4800 KB/s. 3 The 5X DVD-ROM drive transfer rate is up to 6,760 KB/s compared to 1,352 KB/s for 1X DVD-ROM drives. 4 ITU V.90 modems are designed only to allow faster downloads from K56flex or V.90 compliant digital sources. Maximum achievable download transmission rates are currently unknown, may not reach 56 Kbps, and will vary with line conditions. 5 Cable modem service availability and offering vary by cable provider. 6 $100 mail-in rebate offer valid with activation of 50-hour free trial of Compaq Easy Internet Access from Compaq Internet Setup. The 50 free hours must be used within 30 days from initial sign-up. A valid credit card is required in order to initiate the service. Offer expires 4/30/99. Other conditions apply. Details in store. 7 Works with most third-party devices. 8 Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. For warranty details, consult Compaq Customer Support Center at 800-OK-Compaq U.S. 9 Camera and microphone not included. 10 Based on estimated retail price of ZipDrive sold separately. Products mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Compaq, the Compaq logo and Presario are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Pentium is a registered trademark and MMX is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All hardware and software specifications subject to change without notice. Compaq Computer Corporation shall not be liable for technical, pictorial or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. 1998 Compaq Computer Corporation. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.