Compaq Portable 486

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Compaq Portable 486
Manufacturer Compaq Computer Corporation, United States
Type Portable computer
Release date 1992; 25 years ago (1992)
CPU Intel 80486DX2 @ 66 MHz
Memory 4 - 32 MB RAM
Display Active TFT monochrome[1]
Graphics 640 X 480 resolution 8-bit[2] VGA[1], 80 X 25 text[2]
Sound PIT using a mini speaker
Connectivity SCSI[3] 2x EISA expansion bus[3]
Dimensions 39.6 (width) x 13.9 (depth) x 27.9 (height) cm[4]
Weight 7.9 kg[4]
Predecessor Compaq Portable 386

The Compaq Portable 486 is a computer released by Compaq Computer Corporation in 1992.[2] Its street price upon its release with a 120 MB hard disk was 5899 USD.[5] For a model with 210 MB hard disk the price was 6899 USD, but was not available initially in May 1992.[5] Both models are equipped with an 33 MHz[5] Intel 80486DX2 CPU, 4 MB DRAM (72-pin SIMM),[1] 1.44 MB 3.5" floppy, 120[4] - 1000 MB hard disk drive[1] (P-ATA),[3] Brightness control.[1] SCSI port for CD-ROM or tape.[3]

Environmental limits are:

  • Temperature operating 10 - 40 °C, nonoperating -30 - 60 °C
  • Relative humidity (noncondensing) Operating 20% - 80%, Nonoperating 5% - 90%
  • Maximum unpressurized altitude operating 3050 meters, nonoperating 9150 meters
  • Shock 40 G, 11 ms, half sine (nonoperating Vibration, Operating 0.25 G, 5 – 500 Hz, 1/2 octave/min sweep Nonoperating 1.0 G, 5 – 500 Hz, 1/2 octave/min sweep

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