Specifications for SoloTM 2500

    Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Processor and core logic 

Processor type and speed

To find which processor your notebook has, see "To determine the processor type" on page 5.

Mobile Intel® Pentium® II processor has 256K on-die L2 cache.

Mobile Intel® CeleronTM processor has 128K on-die L2 cache.

System clock frequency

60/66 MHz


Phoenix Plug and Play NoteBIOS with ACPI 1.0 support, SMBIOS 2.1, 512K Flash ROM

System memory

To find how much memory your notebook has, see "To determine the operating system and RAM" on page 5.

Main memory: Two SO-DIMM sockets accept 16, 32, 64, or 128 MB SDRAM modules.

TFT panel-equipped chassis has 32 MB RAM onboard with two additional RAM slots. Expandable to 288 MB.

HPA panel-equipped chassis has no on-board memory. Expandable to 256 MB RAM.

LCD panel

To find the type of display your notebook has, see "To determine the display panel type" on page 5.

13.3-inch TFT XGA:
Maximum resolution = 1024 × 768.
Color depth = 65,536 colors (16-bit).

12.1-inch TFT SVGA or 12.1-inch HPA SVGA: Maximum resolution = 800 × 600.
Color depth = 262,000 colors (18-bit).

Video subsystem

NeoMagic NM2160 high performance multimedia flat panel/CRT GUI accelerator with 2 MB integrated RAM. Interface: 32-bit burst mode PCI bus with 128-bit memory interface.

External video

Supports simultaneous LCD/external monitor. Variable sync for compatibility with a wide range of monitors.

External resolutions/color depth: 640 × 480 and 800 × 600 at 16 million colors, 1024 × 768 at 65,536 colors.

Zoomed video

PC Card connection to Zoomed Video port in lower PC Card slot.

Composite video output

NTSC/PAL standard. Uses RCA video connector.


Sound support

NeoMagic NMA 2. 16-bit stereo audio. Built-in OPL3 (FM synthesizer). Built-in 3D enhanced controller. Full-duplex operation with two DMA channels. Compatible with Sound Blaster and Sound Blaster Pro.


ADPCM and ESPCM available for lower bit rates.

Volume control

Rotary control on side of unit.

Internal interface components

Speakers: Stereo speakers built into palm rest.
Microphone: Omnidirectional microphone built into front left corner.
Connectors: Microphone, Line In, Headphone Out.
MIDI In/Out: Available through Solo Docking Station options.

Input/output (I/O) 


19 × 19 mm keys with 3 mm travel, Windows® 95 and Windows® 98 keys. US, UK, German, French, Japanese available. (International keyboards not available in the US.)

Pointing device

EZ Pad® or EZ Point®

I/O ports and connectors

Two USB ports, FIR, Serial (16550A-compatible), Parallel (bi-directional, EPP, ECP), NTSC/PAL Video Out, PS/2 keyboard or mouse, DC In, docking connector, one PC Card Type III or two Type I or II card sockets, Line In, Microphone, Headphone/Speakers Out, VGA External Monitor.

PC Card controller

TI-1220 with Zoomed Video support in lower slot and 32-bit Cardbus support. PCI bus.

Operating System

To find which operating system your notebook has, see "To determine the operating system and RAM" on page 5.


Hard disk drive

To find your notebook's hard disk drive size, see "To determine the hard disk size and diskette drive type" on page 5.

Removable Bay accepts 2.5-inch, 12.7 mm hard disk drive.

Controller: Two independent bus mastering Enhanced IDE channels on PCI bus. Supports PIO and Bus Master DMA transfers up to 16.6 MB/sec and Bus Master Ultra ATA transfers up to 33 MB/sec.

Diskette drive

To find your notebook's diskette drive type, see "To determine the hard disk size and diskette drive type" on page 5.

3.5-inch diskette drive uses 3.5-inch diskettes up to 1.44 MB capacity.

LS-120 drive uses 3.5-inch diskettes up to 1.44 MB capacity and SuperDisk diskettes up to 120 MB capacity.

Optical media drive

To find your notebook's disc drive type, see "To determine the optical disc drive type" on page 5.

CD-ROM drive: Constant angular velocity 8-20X. EIDE interface. Full stroke access time 150 ms (at 20X). 128k data buffer. CD Enhanced compatible. Modular.

DVD-ROM drive: Constant angular velocity 1-2X DVD mode, 8-20X CD-ROM mode. 128K data buffer.


AC adapter

19V DC, 50 W output. Automatic voltage adjustment between 100 and 240 VAC

Battery types

To find the type of battery in your notebook, see "To determine the battery type" on page 5.

Intelligent 75 Watthour 12-cell Li-Ion life approximately 4.5 hours. (As reported by Key Labs using Ziff-Davis Battery Mark 2.0 battery life benchmark. Battery life varies depending on configuration, power management settings, and features used.) Charge time approximately 3.5 hours with system off or in Suspend.

35 Watthour 8-cell NiMH life approximately 2 hours (depends on application). Charge time 2 hours with system off or in suspend, 5-8 hours with system on.
Internal bridge battery maintains memory in suspend mode for about ten minutes while swapping batteries.

Power management

Suspend mode lasts for about one week with a fully charged battery.

Docking solutions

Solo mini-docking station provides ports for Serial, IR, Parallel, VGA Out, DC In, Line In, Microphone In, Headphones/Speakers Out, PS/2 Keyboard, PS/2 Mouse, and Game/MIDI. Docking station also provides one PCMCIA type III or two type I or II slots.

Cold, warm, and hot docking supported in Windows® 95 and Windows® 98. Cold docking supported in Windows® NT.


Passwords: power-on password (2-level password support) and HDD access password.
Physical: RAM and HDD screws and cable lock slot.

Physical specifications 


11.6 inches × 9.3 inches × 1.9 inches (W×D×H) (295 mm × 237 mm × 48.2 mm)

System weight

12.1-inch panel chassis: 6 lbs. 14.4 oz. (3.1 kg)
13.3-inch panel chassis: 7 lbs. 2.6 oz. (3.25 kg)

AC adapter weight

14.6 ounces (415 g)

Environmental tolerances 


5° to 35° C (41° to 95° F) operating, -25° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F) storage


20% to 90% RH operating, 5% to 90% RH storage, no condensation


Operating: 5 to 500 Hz, 0.5 G acceleration,
1 oct/min., 15 min dwell at all resonance points

Non-operating: 5 to 500 Hz, PSD 0.015G2/Hz,
200 to 500 Hz, -6dB/octave on 3 axes, 2 hours/axis

Finding your system's configuration

To determine the processor type

    Turn on your system. System information, including the processor type and speed, appears on the screen before Windows® loads.

To determine the operating system and RAM

    On the Windows desktop, right-click My Computer, then select Properties. Operating system and RAM information appears.

To determine the hard disk size and diskette drive type

      1 Click Start, then select Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then DriveSpace.

      2 Click the drive letter, then select Drive, then Properties. The drive's type, capacity, and available space is displayed. If the hard drive has multiple partitions (for example, C: and D:), add the capacities of each partition to determine the drive's total capacity.

To determine the optical disc drive type

    Examine the drive tray's plastic cover. A DVD logo indicates a DVD drive, and a blank cover indicates a CD-ROM drive.

To determine the battery type

    Turn off the system and remove the battery. A label on the battery indicates the battery type.

To determine the display panel type

    Right-click on the Windows desktop, select Properties, then click the Settings tab. The display panel type appears.