Extremely rare version of the Compaq Portable 286. It is rare for five reasons. It is the 286 version, so has a faster processor than most on the market. It comes with the original genuine Compaq carry case. It comes with original diagnostics and MS-DOS disks. It is fully working. It is in very good physical condition, see photos. We used to have one of these as a kid. I bought this one so that I could test out all my old software in a clear out, to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. I’ve really enjoyed having it again and this particular computer is a pleasure to use. However, now that I have tested my disks, I intend to sell it as my collecting focus is currently on collecting vintage PC Games, not vintage hardware (see my history). But for anyone wanting this kit as a working collectable, note the extras and good condition of this machine. I bought this as I knew it would be good to use and importantly have good re-sale value when I came to sell it. If you want, I can supply this clean with just DOS 6.20 installed, or I can leave on the computer copies of retro games that I have on the hard drive for you. In the pictures, you can see for example a Sherlock Holmes game and an isometric game called D/Generation. I have many more. As for the techy part, the specifications of the PC are as follows. CPU Processor: 286, running at 8Mhz [the older 8088 version ran at 4.77Mhz]. Base Memory: 640k RAM. Floppy Disk Drives: 2x 5.25 1.2MB [the older 8088 version can only run low density 320k / 360k disks]. Maths Co-Processor: 287 at 8 MHz. The computer has MS-DOS 6.20 installed on it, which is much more functional. If you boot up the PC from the start with the MS-DOS Disk in the floppy drive, it loads to memory the original MS-DOS v3.1. All the hardware is fully working – I have tested it with the Compaq diagnostics disk. Available for UK Sale only. Collection in London (Mon / Fri) or Oxford (Tue – Thu; Sat – Sun) possible. I prefer collection given the value of the computer, to ensure that you see it working at the point of handover. It will remain available for collection in both London and Oxford regardless. The item “VERY RARE Compaq Portable 286 Computer PC with Original Carry Case & Disks VGC” is in sale since Wednesday, October 10, 2018. This item is in the category “Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Computers & Mainframes”. The seller is “house_organiser” and is located in Oxford. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Model: Compaq Portable
- Modified Item: No
- Custom Bundle: Yes
- Brand: Compaq
- Bundle Description: Comes with original carry case and disks