Product Name Compaq Presario 3240US Series Notebook
US Product Number PF153UA#ABA
Microprocessor AMD Athlon 64 processor 3200* with PowerNow! Technology

AMD 64 technology operates at 2.0 GHz

Microprocessor Cache 1 MB L2 Cache
Memory 512 MB DDR SDRAM (2 x 256 MB) at 333 MHz
Memory Max 1280 MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256 MB, 1 x 1024 MB)
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
Video Memory 64 MB DDR (dedicated)
Hard Drive 60 GB (4200 RPM) Hard Drive

Total storage capacity is 60 billion bytes (for hard drives, 1GB = 1 billion bytes); actual accessible capacity is less.

Diskette Drive External USB Floppy Drive available for customers at hpshopping.com or local retailers; $25 off purchase price for US customers only (before taxes, shipping & handling) reimbursed via HP mail-in rebate.

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Multimedia Drive DVD+R/RW and CD-RW Combo Drive
Digital Media 5-in-1 integrated Memory Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Sticks, Memory Stick Pro or SmartMedia cards
Display 15.4 inch WXGA High-Definition Widescreen (1280 x 800) Display

High-Definition content (e.g. WMV HD files) is required to view high-definition images. Most current DVDs do not provide high-definition images.

Fax/Modem Integrated v.90/v.92 56 KB modem (RJ-11 connector)

Maximum achievable download speeds are currently unknown, may not reach 56 Kbps and will vary with line conditions. Upload speeds are less and also will vary.

Network Card Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)

Actual data transfer rates will vary.

  • Internal speakers
  • JBL Pro Performance
  • AC audio link
  • volume control button and mute button


Wireless Connectivity 54g 802.11b/g WLAN with 125 HSM/SpeedBooster support

When operating in High Speed Mode, this Wi-Fi device achieves an actual throughput of up to or greater than 34.1 Mbps, which is the equivalent throughput of a system following 802.11g protocol and operating at a signaling rate of 125 Mbps. Actual throughput will vary depending on environmental, operational and other parameters. Use of this capability requires a wireless access point with SpeedBooster or 125 High Speed Mode technology which is sold separately. Web download required for 125 HSM / SpeedBoosterTM support.

Actual data transfer rates will vary.

Keyboard 101-key compatible
Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad
PC Card Slots One Type I/II 32-bit card bus (also supports 16-bit)
External Ports  
  • Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
  • One Parallel SPP/ECP standard interface
  • One headphone-out
  • One microphone-in
  • One VGA (15-pin)
  • One TV-Out (S-video)
  • One RJ-11 (modem)
  • One RJ-45 (LAN)
  • One IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
  • One notebook expansion port


Dimensions Length x width x height

283.97 x 361.95 x 45.72 mm

11.18 x 14.25 x 1.8 inches

Weight 2.91 kg (7.8 lbs)

Weight will vary by configuration

  • Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
  • Power-on password
  • Accepts 3rd party security lock devices


  • 120 W AC adapter
  • 8-Cell Lithium-Ion battery



Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Security and Support:
Symantec Norton Antivirus (complementary 60 days Live Update)
Notebook Help and Support
Adobe Acrobat Reader
HP Printer Drivers (Deskjet and Photo printers)
Restore CDs
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Microsoft Windows MovieMaker
InterVideo WinDVD
InterVideo WinDVD Creator
Apple iTunes and Apple iTunes Music Store (U.S. only; 99c each; no subscription required)
Adobe PhotoShop Album STE
Productivity and Finance:
Microsoft Works
Microsoft Money
MSN Encarta Plus
Microsoft Office 2003 Trial (Student/Teacher)
Quicken New User's Edition
Internet Solutions: