Compaq portable personal computer, 1982-1984

Made:
1982-1984 in United States
manufacturer:
Compaq Computer Corporation

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Compaq Portable Personal Computer, s/n 1428020066, Compaq Computer Corporation, United States, 1982-1984

This is an early example of a portable computer. The 'portable' referred to the fact that the case contained the entire computer, including a nine-inch screen and a keyboard. It did not, however, contain a battery or other power supply - the computer still needed to be plugged into the nearest power outlet. It was the first IBM PC compatible computer, meaning that it could use all the software made for IBM PCs, the leading brand at the time.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1993-664/1
Materials:
electrical components and plastic (unidentified)
type:
personal computer
credit:
Donated by KPMG Peat Marwick