Compaq Deskpro Model 1

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The Compaq Deskpro was a line of business-oriented personal computers manufactured by Compaq, discontinued after the merger with Hewlett-Packard. Models were produced containing microprocessors from the 8086 up to the Intel Pentium 4.

A Compaq Deskpro 6333 from the late 1990s.The original Compaq Deskpro, available in several disk configurations, was equipped with an 8MHz 8086 CPU and Compaq's unique display hardware that combined Color Graphics Adapter graphics with high resolution Monochrome Display Adapter text. As a result, it was both considerably faster than the IBM PC and had a much better quality text display compared to an IBM PC equipped with graphics. It was first released in 1984

On June 28, 1984 Compaq released the Compaq Deskpro, a 16-bit desktop computer using an Intel 8086 microprocessor running at 7.14 MHz. It was considerably faster than an IBM PC and was, like the Compaq Portable, also capable of running IBM software. This was the first of the Compaq Deskpro line of computers

CPU (NPU) 8086 (n/a)
Classification 16-bit Computer AT
Clock 8 MHz
Address Space 1024 KB
Memory Size 1024 KB
2nd Level Cache What is this ? ;o)
Floppy A: 5.25" 360 KB
 B: 5.25" 360 KB
Operating System MS-DOS 2.12
 MS-Windows 1.03

Our Compaq Deskpro Model 1  which has a serial number of 4720MF8F0380 and is complete with monitor, keyboard and manual was very kindly donated by David McClelland of

Manufacturer: Compaq
Date: 28th June 1984

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Compaq Deskpro Model 1 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Compaq Deskpro Operations Guide Compaq May 1986

Magazines RELATED to Compaq Deskpro Model 1 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Byte December 1987 Unknown
Byte February 1988 Unknown
Practical Computing - August 1985 Aug 1985
Personal Computer World - August 1985 1 Aug 1985
Personal Computer World Special: Business Computing The 1986 Survival Guide Apr 1986
Personal Computer World - November 1986 Nov 1986
Practical Computing - November 1986 Nov 1986
Byte February 1987 Feb 1987
Byte January 1988 Jan 1988
Byte November 1988 Nov 1988
PC World Focus March 1989 Number 1 Mar 1989
PCWorld Focus - October 1989 1 Oct 1989
Personal Computer World - June 1990 1 Jun 1990
Byte November 1992 Nov 1992
Personal Computer World - June 1995 Jun 1995
Personal Computer World - September 1996 1 Sep 1996
Byte January 1987 9 Sep 2009
Byte May 1985 16 Sep 2009
Byte November 1986 16 Sep 2009
Byte April 1992 23 Sep 2009

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH7793. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


Compaq Deskpro Model 1

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