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Hardware

Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from 1984-1989

Compaq Portable III

The Portable III is a very handy, IBM compatible portable computer. Attractive and easy to lug around, it has a bright and easy-to-read gas plasma screen.

The screen pivots for a comfortable viewing angle, and the keyboard attaches to the system during transportation.

The built-in 20Meg hard drive means no floppy disks are required to run it. Sorry, there are no batteries, you have to plug it into a 110VAC power outlet.

Reprinted with permission from Oldcomputers.net

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