Fwd: compaq's portable computer

From: Paul Pennington <paulpenn_at_knology.net>
Date: Mon May 3 20:15:07 2004

    Compaq released a replacement address decoder chip that would allow
replacing two rows of 64K chips with 256K chips to go to 640K. They're
unobtanium now, of course, so you have to waste a slot on a memory card.

    Paul Pennington
    Augusta, Georgia

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe R." <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: compaq's portable computer

> You forgot to attach her message and/or address.
> AFIK there were no options for the original Portable. I've had several
> and read the manuals and I don't remember hearing of any options. But it's
> been a long time and I could be wrong. I think somewhere I still have an
> original brochure and some manuals but don't ask me to find them. I can't
> find half the stuff that I thought I knew where it was.
> 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
> hard drive was available in the P-II but I don't know if that was from the
> factory or a third party job.
> Joe
> At 09:45 AM 5/3/04 -0400, you wrote:
> >If anyone could help this woman out with the question of memory options
> for an original Compaq Portable, please do respond directly back to her,
> well as to the list. Thanks, David
> >
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