Compaq DeskPro 386S/20N

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Compaq Computer Corporation was a company founded in 1982, that developed, sold and supported computers and related products and services. Compaq produced some of the first IBM PC compatible computers, being the first company to legally reverse-engineer IBM Personal Computer. It rose to become the largest supplier of PC systems during the 1990s before being overtaken by Dell in 2001. Struggling in the aftermath of the dot-com bubble bust, Compaq was acquired for US$25 billion by HP in 2002. The Compaq brand remained used by HP for lower-end systems.

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. It was Compaq's first non-portable computer and began the Compaq Deskpro line of computers.

Our model is from Series 3021 with 256VGA.
The keyboard has a part number of 109232.

Manufacturer: Compaq
Date: 1988

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Compaq DeskPro 386S/20N Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Compaq Deskpro Operations Guide Compaq May 1986

Magazines RELATED to Compaq DeskPro 386S/20N 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 Personal Computer World 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 CH26764. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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