Fwd: compaq's portable computer

From: charlesb_at_otcgaming.net <(charlesb_at_otcgaming.net)>
Date: Wed May 5 09:52:05 2004

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From: "Scott Stevens" <sastevens_at_earthlink.net>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 5:09 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: compaq's portable computer

> On Mon, 3 May 2004 19:00:01 -0500 (CDT)
> Dave Dunfield <dave04a_at_dunfield.com> wrote:

> I'm pretty sure the Compaq Portable III that I sold in February was an
8088 machine. Orange plasma display, small lunchbox configuration, etc. I
just went back to the sales-photos for it and indeed it was badged a III.
It had the standard 640K of RAM and no expansion slots. Did they possibly
make this machine with different processor configurations? Is it possible
yours has a 3rd party processor upgrade? I definitely didn't have to run a
Setup program to get it going and it had sat idle for a long time before I
powered it up, so I'm fairly certain the one I had didn't have a setup
battery or CMOS setup storage.

yea.. I have got apotrable 1 (the big suitcase one with mini monnitor etc)
and also a portable 3 (somewhere). The Portable III is inded a small
lunchbox sized beast with an orange plasma screeen and 5.25 drive on the one
side. by default they didnt have any expansion slots, however u could buy a
box thaat clipped onto the back to give you an 8 bit isa slot. it's an 8088,
640k ram (max 1 meg istr), not sure about base configs, but i know u could
get a 286 upgrade but w/o the co-pro.

Charles "Thunder" Blackburn
The Team Sportscast Network
Received on Wed May 05 2004 - 09:52:05 BST

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