Fwd: compaq's portable computer

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Mon May 3 15:09:08 2004

On Mon, 3 May 2004, Joe R. wrote:
> IIRC they were 256k, 8088 CPU and dual DS disk drives and that was it.

> The Portable II was 40% smaller and lighter and had 640k of RAM. I think a
Between the original and the II, there was a "Portable 286", which was
ALMOST the same as the original, but with a 80286 motherboard, etc.
(The II was also 286)

> hard drive was available in the P-II but I don't know if that was from the
> factory or a third party job.
but third party was fine - other than having a very limited list of "drive
numbers", which didn't exactly match the IBM AT list, the hard drive could
take ordinary 506/MFM drives.
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