Compaq Presario 5000Z

Attractive, fairly speedy home system

WHAT'S HOT: This $1459 Presario 5000Z is a good-looking, well-designed family PC with solid performance. Equipped with a 1.2-GHz Athlon processor, 128MB of SDRAM, and an NVidia GeForce2-based graphics board with 64MB of DDR SDRAM, it posted a PC WorldBench 4 score of 99. Compaq packages this system in a handsome white minitower case with translucent blue accent panels. Two of the system's four USB ports are conveniently mounted behind a white plastic door on the front of the case, and the lower accent panel folds down to reveal storage for five CDs.

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