Compaq Computer Corporation was started in1982 by Rod Canion, Jim Harris, and Bill Murto. It is one of the largest suppliers of computer systems and peripherals in the world. Compaq Computer Corporation was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2002. The various popular PC product range from Compaq include Portable, Deskpro, LTE, Presario, Prolinea, ProLiant, Armada, Evo, iPAQ, and Professional Workstation. Compaq Presario V2000Z is a sleek and compact customizable notebook. It has a standard 14-inch wide screen display, which provides a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels. The notebook is equipped with AMD Turion 64 processor or Mobile AMD Sempron processors with PowerNow! Technology that provides enhanced virus protection, which prevents malicious PC viruses from affecting ones notebook. One can choose from the 100 GB or 80 GB 5400 RPM hard drive, for saving their valuable information. In addition, the integrated 54g 802.11b/g WLAN modem with 125HSM/SpeedBooster and BroadRange support, provide high-speed wireless Internet connection. The V2000z is equipped with ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M graphics card with PowerPlay Technology delivers crisp and clear images. One can choose from an 8x DVD-ROM, a DVD/CD-RW combo drive, a DVD RW/R and CD-RW combo drive with Double Layer support, or a Lightscribe DVD RW/R and CD-RW combo drive with Double Layer support. The V2000Z is equipped with Altec Lansing stereo speakers that ensure excellent quality sound. The battery life of V2000Z is around three hours. It comes with a Windows XP Home Edition with Advanced Security Technologies operating system or Windows XP Professional Edition. Additional multimedia software includes, InterVideo Win DVD for playback, Sonic Record Now and InterVideo Win DVD Creator for burning. The Compaq V2000Z weighs around 5.5 pounds, which makes it easy to carry around.