Hardware

Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from 1984-1989

Compaq Portable II

The Compaq Portable II is a smaller and lighter upgrade of their popular Portable I, with a faster CPU, and an integrated hard drive data storage system.

It is called a portable computer, but there are no batteries, you still have to plug it into the 110VAC power outlet. It is probably better described as self-contained - most people call them ‘luggables‘.

Reprinted with permission from Oldcomputers.net

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