Compaq Portable 386

Apart from the Compaq logo, the Compaq Portable 386 was externally identical to the Portable III, but the inside was a true revolution in the portable computers field of the time. Its Intel 386-20 processor offered more speed, power and capabilities than ever before.
About the Portable 386, PC Magazine said in its review:
PC Magazine said "Its the hottest thing you can pick up with a handle. At 20 MHz, it outperforms everything else on the market but its deskbound sibling . Yet it's rugged enough for on-the-go computing, takes standard PC cards in an elegantly engineered span-on expansion chassis, and weighs less than 20 pounds. Some folks may not like the styling, but everyone loves the way it performs. "
 
CPU - Intel 80386  running at 20 MHz
October 1987

Manufacturer: Compaq
Date: October 1987

Compaq Portable 386 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Basic Version 2 Reference Guide Compaq
MS-DOS Version 2 Reference Guide Compaq 01-01-1984
Compaq Portable Operations Guide Compaq 01-01-1984

Magazines RELATED to Compaq Portable 386 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Personal Computer World - June 1984 June 1984
Electronics - 24 February 1986 24-02-1986
Practical Computing - April 1986 April 1986
Personal Computer World - April 1986 01-04-1986
Personal Computer World - December 1991 December 1991
Byte November 1987 09-09-2009
Byte October 1986 16-09-2009

Other Systems Related To Compaq Portable 386:

Item Manufacturer Date
Compaq Deskpro Model 1 Compaq 28th June 1984
Compaq Portable II Compaq February 1986
Compaq Portable III Compaq 1987
Compaq DeskPro 286e Model No: 2551 Compaq 1987
Compaq DeskPro 386S/20N Compaq 1988
Compaq Portable SLT/286 1921 Compaq October 1988
Compaq Portable LT/286 Compaq 1989
Compaq Deskpro 386/25 Type 38 Compaq 1989
Compaq LTE Elite 4/75CX Compaq 1989
Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX Compaq 1989
Compaq SLT 386s/20 Compaq 1990
Compaq Portable SLT/286 2680 Compaq 1990
Compaq Concerto 2840A Compaq 1992
Compaq Prolinea 4/25S compaq 1993
Compaq Contura Aero 4/33C Compaq 1993
Compaq Portable Computer Compaq March 1993
Compaq Plus Portable Compaq November 1993
Compaq Contura 2820D Compaq 1994
Compaq Contura 400 Compaq 1995
Compaq Contura 420C Compaq October 1995
Compaq Presario 4122 Compaq 1996
Compaq Armada 4160T Compaq 1997
Compaq Armada 4120 Compaq 1997
Compaq Armada 7750MT Laptop Compaq 1997
Compaq Presario 3060 Compaq 1st August 1997
Compaq Aero 1520 Palm-size PC Compaq December 1998
Compaq AlphaServer DS20 Compaq 1999
Compaq Professional Workstation XP1000 Compaq 1999
Compaq iPAQ 3630 Pocket PC Compaq April 2000
Compaq iPaq H3850 Compaq 2002

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH3949. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Compaq Portable 386


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