General Information

The machine that sent Compaq from zero to a company that was recognised as a standard setting company. This machine filled a void (the portable PC void) that IBM did not fill for quite some time.


Quote taken from Compaq Website :

Compaq Computer Corporation was founded in February 1982 by Rod Canion, Jim Harris and Bill Murto, three senior managers who left Texas Instruments and invested $1,000 each to form their own company. Sketched on a paper place mat in a Houston pie shop, the first product was a portable personal computer able to run all of the software being developed then for the IBM PC.

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ERA: 1982
CPU: Intel 8086
RAM: 128k
DRIVES: 2 x Internal Full Height 5.25 DSDD
MONITOR: Internal Amber 9" CRT
AUDIO: PC Speaker
I/O: 3 x Expansion Slots
1 x Parallel Port
1 x Composite Out
1 x MGA Output
Keyboard 86 Key QWERTY Keyboard
Closer View Slots Internals Keyboard