***CLEAR*** HP-85 FS on E-bay

From: Michael Nadeau <menadeau_at_comcast.net>
Date: Thu Sep 25 03:41:11 2003

This is probably more aptly called a demo model rather than a prototype.
Computer makers would sometimes create a handful of a model prior to launch
to privately show it off to the press, retailers, investors, etc. Compaq
once gave me a laptop to preview for BYTE that was in a clear case. It was
essentially a production unit on the inside.

My guess is that HP made fewer than 10 of these HP-85s in a clear case. This
is a way cool find.


Michael Nadeau
Classic Tech, the Vintage Computing Resource

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From: "Joe" <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
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Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 12:26 PM
Subject: ***CLEAR*** HP-85 FS on E-bay

> Joe
Received on Thu Sep 25 2003 - 03:41:11 BST

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