QUICKSPECS
Compaq Aero 2100 Color
Palm-size PC
Overview
AT A GLANCE
Provides the most advanced color
display in a Palm-size PC
• Color TFT screen is sharp, crisp,
and easy to read.
• Reflective technology allows easy
viewing in any environment –
even in bright sunlight conditions
which wash out other Palm-size
PC displays.
• Long lasting Li-Ion battery
provides up to 10 hours of use
and recharges automatically when
the unit is placed in its docking
cradle.
Note: Battery life will vary based
on an estimated typical use
pattern of an average user, the
configuration of the computer and
the usage pattern of the individual
user. Use of some PC Cards may
significantly decrease battery life.
• Acts like a portable audio
information and entertainment
device by allowing users to enter
voice-notes or listen to audio
books downloaded from the web
• Shielded CompactFlash slot
allows users to enhance
functionality and convenience.
• Ergonomic design makes getting
to critical information fast and
easy. Features include a dial that
enables one-handed operability,
three illumination settings, threemode alarm and more.
• Familiar Windows CE operation
system maintains critical
information and synchronizes
seamlessly with the PC.
• Compaq software bundle
enhances functionality and
convenience.
• Protected by Compaq Services,
including a one-year warranty
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Note: Certain restrictions and
exclusions apply. Consult the
Compaq Customer Support
Center for details.
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Instant on/off and Light Button
Program Buttons
Color TFT Screen
Instant Exit Button
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Input/Output
Microphone
Shielded CompactFlash Expansion Slot
Indicator Light
Infrared Port
13. Secure Stylus Holder
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QUICKSPECS
Compaq Aero 2100 Color
Palm-size PC
Standard Features
MODELS
Compaq Aero 2100 Color
Palm-size PC
Models 2110 and 2120 with 8MB Memory
311910-001
311910-002
311910-011
311910-021
311910-031
311910-041
311910-051
311910-061
311910-071
311910-162
311910-291
Models 2130 and 2150 with 16MB Memory
311910-003
311910-004
311910-012
311910-022
311910-032
311910-042
311910-052
311910-062
311910-072
311910-164
311910-292
Models 2160 and 2180 with 24MB Memory
311910-005
311910-006
311910-013
311910-023
311910-033
311910-043
311910-053
311910-063
311910-073
311910-165
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Processor
Fast 70-MHz MIPS based RISC processor
Memory
Standard
Maximum
8, 16 or 24 MB (model dependent)
24 MB
Interfaces
Front Panel Buttons
Side Panel Rocker Switch
Side Panel Exit Button
Side Panel Recorder Button
Serial Port
CompactFlash card slot
Infrared Port
Speaker
Microphone
Audio In Jack
5 buttons (1 on/off and front light button and 4 application buttons)
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Display
256 Color high reflective Thin Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display. TFT technology is displayed
technology found in higher-end portable computers because of the crisp, sharp image it displays. The brilliant
color enhances readability and improves the overall usefulness of the Palm-size PC. Reflective technology
allows the user to clearly read the display in any environment – even in bright sunlight conditions that wash out
other Palm-size PC displays and make them unreadable. The display supports 320 x 240 resolution, three times
that of the 3Com PalmPilot.
Power Supply
900mah Li-Ion battery provides up to 10 hours of use. Compaq is a market leader in bringing Li-Ion batteries to
Palm-size PCs, a technology usually found in higher-end portable computers. When the Compaq Aero 2100 is
placed in docking station to synchronize, the Li-Ion rechargeable batteries are automatically charged.
Connecting to the AC Adapter also recharges the batteries.
Audio Capabilities
The Palm-size PC that also functions as a portable audio information and entertainment device. The robust
audio capabilities enable users to record, transfer, and playback informative and entertaining audio content.
Audible Splash™ software allows the Compaq Aero 2100 to play Audible audio files downloaded onto PC from
www.audible.com and transferred to Palm-size PC upon synchronization. The instant record button allows
convenient and quick voice notations at the press of a button. Listening to content is accomplished through an
integrated speaker on the back of the unit, or headphones may be placed into the jack (adapter required) for
private listening.
Ergonomic Design Features
The Dial on the side of the Compaq Aero 2100 enables users to scroll up or down and execute actions with a
single hand.
An Integrated holding mechanism holds ergonomic stylus securely in place.
Three-mode alarm (silent led, audible chirp, or vibrate) provides flexibility in how Compaq Aero 2100 alerts the
user.
Three settings include ambient lighting (no illumination) and a low and high illumination setting.
Convenient front panel design includes five buttons: four for application launch keys and an on/off /front light
button.
DA-10019-00A-008 — 03.14.2001
QUICKSPECS
Compaq Aero 2100 Color
Palm-size PC
Standard Features
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Compaq Software Bundle for models 2110, 2120 and 2130 in LA, NA and CKK
Audible Splash (download audio books, radio programs for off-line listening), Asset Management (provides
details about system, memory, etc.), Picture Viewer (view standard digital files), CompactFlash Backup and
Restore (backup and restore data to a CF Card), Syracuse Language, Inc. Dictionary tools (English to Spanish
and Japanese), VCA Systems, Inc. Expense Tracker, Applian Technologies CoolCalc (scientific and business
calculator)
Compaq Software Bundle for models 2150
Active Sync 3.0 (New desktop device manager), Audible Splash (download audio books, radio programs for offline listening), Asset Management (provides details about system, memory, etc.) Picture Viewer (view standard
digital files). CompactFlash Backup and Restore (backup and restore data to a CF Card), Syracuse Language,
Inc. Dictionary tools (English to Spanish and Japanese), VCA Systems, Inc. Expense Tracker, Applian
Technologies CoolCalc (scientific and business calculator)
Compaq Software Bundle for models 2110, 2120 and 2130 in EMEA, APD, GCD and models 2160 and 2180 in
all geographies
QLaunch (Place QMenu icon on the taskbar.)
QMenu (Switch between or close active tasks, Close all tasks, Adjust volume, Check Power Status, Launch File
Explorer, Adjust Contrast, Go to Qutility, Adjust Backlight and jump to display properties.)
QUtility (Backup/Restore to CF Memory Card, change the application buttons to game keys (up, down, right ,
left), System diagnostics, Contrast control, Auto Run (automatically runs application when CF card is
inserted), Select what items to show in Qmenu.)
File Explorer (Just like Windows Explorer for the PC)
Picture Viewer (Views .bmp and .jpeg digital files)
Asset Viewer (Provides system, version, memory, and display information)
AudiblePlayer and AudibleManager (Resides on desktop and manages AudiblePlayer downloading)
Pocket Asset Manager (Collects Asset Viewer information and places it on PC as an HTML file)
Reference Guide (Users instruction guide in .pdf format)
Applian CoolCalc (Calculate days in a period, convert currency, calculator loan information, determine the time
value of money, in addition to two scientific calculators, a basic calculator, and computer math.)
Syracuse Language Systems Spanish/English dictionary (Spain and Latin America models only)
Inso QuickView Plus (View word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation files.)
VCA Finance (Expense tracker, digital financial manager)
Sierra Imaging Image Expert CE (View, edit, and annotate digital pictures with voice, ink, and text – 30 day trial
version)
Zio PalmGolf (Play 18 holes of Golf on the Aero.)
Run time support for MFC (Microsoft® C), ADO (Active Data Objects) and VB (Visual Basic) (This benefits firms
that write their own Windows® CE applications.)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows CE for the color Palm-size PC. Applications include character recognition, soft (digital
keyboard), voice recorder, e-mail in box, task pad, contacts, calendar, calculator, Active Desktop (customizable
desktop), note pad, active synch (to synchronize with information on PC), mobile channels (for downloading
specific web content), and back-end functionality to connect to remote computers.
Service and Support
Varies depending on geographic region (one year in all regions)
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QUICKSPECS
Compaq Aero 2100 Color
Palm-size PC
Options
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Memory
24-MB Memory
402140-002
CompactFlash (CF) 20-MB Memory Card 104703-B21
CompactFlash (CF) 40-MB Memory Card 104703-B21
Power
AC Adapter
Deluxe Cradle (with battery charger)
Li-Ion Battery
Extended Battery Pack
Auto AC Adapter
402143-001
402141-001
402144-B21
104931-B21
104929-B21
Cradle
Standard Cradle
Deluxe Cradle (with battery charger)
402142-001
402141-001
Carrying Cases
Deluxe Cover
Executive Portfolio Case (1500, 2100)
Sport Case
402147-B21
402148-B21
157941-B21
Communications
CompactFlash (CF) 56K Modem Card
148908-xxx
Other
Serial Cable (RS-232)
Travel Pack (includes 2 stylus, Li-Ion
battery, Auto AC adapter)
Stylus (Qty: 3) and audio Jack adapter
DA-10019-00A-008 — 03.14.2001
402146-B21
104933-B21
113894-B21
QUICKSPECS
Compaq Aero 2100 Color
Palm-size PC
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Compaq Aero 2100 Color Palm-size PC
STANDARD MEMORY
8-MB Compaq Aero 2100 Color Palm-size PC (311910-001)
Standard
8 MB
16-MB Compaq Aero 2100 Color Palm-size PC (311910-003)
Standard
16 MB
24-MB Compaq Aero 2100 Color Palm-size PC (311910-005)
Standard
24 MB
MEMORY UPGRADE
Up to 24-MB Compaq Aero 2100 Palm-size PC (402140-002)
Upgrade
24 MB
Note: Memory and ROM are mounted on chipboard. Upgrading memory requires replacement
of the existing chip board with the newer chip board with more memory.
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24-MB Memory
DA-10019-00A-008 — 03.14.2001
402140-002
QUICKSPECS
Compaq Aero 2100 Color
Palm-size PC
Technical Specifications
System Unit
TFT Color Display
Lithium Battery
AC Adapter
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Dimensions (HxWxD)
Weight
5.27 x 3.34 x .78 in/13.4 x 8.5 x 2 cm
10.92 oz/260 g (including battery)
Operating Temperature
RAM
8-MB Model
32° to 104°F/0° to 40°C
16-MB Model
24-MB Model
ROM
8 MB upgradable to 24 MB
16 MB upgradable to 24 MB
No RAM upgrade (except through CF Card Option)
20 MB (Japan)
12 MB Rest of World (ROW)
Number of Colors
Models 2160 through 2180
65,536
Models 2110, 2120, 2130 and 2150
Resolution
256
Dot Pitch
Viewable Image
0.24 mm
2.4 x 3.2 in/8.17 x 6.13 cm
Display Type
Reflective Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Liquid Crystal
Display (LCD)
320 x 240
Battery Life
Up to 10 hours
Note: Battery life will vary based on an estimated typical
use pattern of an average user, the configuration of
the computer and the usage pattern of the individual
user. Use of some PC Cards may significantly
decrease battery life.
Dimensions (HxWxD)
Cord Length (approximate)
2.86 x 1.86 x 1.83 in/7.26 x 4.72 x 4.63 cm
6 ft/18.3 mm
Power Supply Ratings
Voltage Range
Input Current
Input Frequency
Output Voltage
Output Current
100 to 240 V Switching
10W
50 to 60 Hz
5 VDC
2 Amp
Compaq PCs use genuine Microsoft® Windows®
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