excellent, ATI Rage, is perfect for games of that time.
If you want to pan the internet, there are accessories for this model, some compatible dockstations / port replicators have been launched. One that comes to mind, is the Armada Convenience Base II with USB, Monitor Stand-Conversion Kit. There was even something that made it a kind of desktop, with a monitor on top. You can also remove the disquette, and install a second battery, or this rare accessories: Zip Drive, SuperDisk LS-120 Drive, DVD-ROM Drive Kit.
Other accessories: External Battery Charger, Portable Video Conferencing Kit, Armada Headset with microphone, Universal Monitor Stand, and several compaq laptop cases
This is the small screen
This is the bad version (crappy video card), without tv out port . Note that next to the USB port there is no TV outlet
There was a version with a large screen, which had a high resolution display, I don't remember what the resolution is now, but it was above 1024x768.
You can see all the factory settings by looking at the label below it:
"ARMADA 1750 6300/T14/6400/D/M/1"
Several companies have this.
Armada = Serie
1750 = Model
6300 = Intel serie 686 (Pentium II), at 300mhz
T14= 14.1 inches TFT screen (and a "T" "alone", if the screen is 13 ou 12 inches)
6400 = HD Size (6.4GB)
D = ?
M = ?
1 = ?
I don't remember those last ones, but it has to do with the amount of ram, video card and factory operating system. Something hypothetical: D = 64mb ram, M = ATI RAge, 1 = Windows 98 (where: 0 = win95, 1=win98, 2 = win NT)
Mine originally came with a 13-inch 800x600 display. But I bought this bigger one, 1024x768. You can change the display for a higher resolution without making any changes, just open and change the parts. His processor, if I'm not mistaken, can also be replaced. Mine's is 366mhz. But I believe that there were versions up to 450mhz.
Just out of curiosity, if you really liked this model, there are cousins of this guy, his cousins are the Compaq Presario 1200 (With thousands of spec variants. Some have a funny flaw: They just erase the bios out of nowhere! So you buy one that is not calling, that probably has this defect, will pay a trifle, and with a bios recorder, you rule the rom, and have a functional retro notebook for a bargain!), and the Compaq Presario 1800. Going a little further, there is a model with a debatable taste, but it was the first notebook created to run games. The Compaq Armada 7800. He has an S3 ViRGE / MX, which was a commercial failure. But it is very interesting for collection purposes.
edit: In fact it has bios like any other computer. It is just not accessible, there is no configuration utility in the rom, because the compaq would like to be "different". Then there is a program that you can download on the internet, which will create a floppy disk, you boot from that floppy disk, and it will create a small partition on your hard drive, which will store the configuration utility that manages the bios. You will access the bios by pressing F10 (as in all hp and compaq). I believe that you will easily find the original factory restoration cd on archive.org, this cd has the ultilitario that creates the partition in hd for the ultility of the bios.