COMPAQ LTE Elite 4/75CX

YEAR: 1993

INITIAL PRICE: 3299 USD

The Compaq LTE was a line of laptop computers made by Compaq, introduced in 1989. The first models, the Compaq LTE and the Compaq LTE 286, were among the first computers to be close to the size of a paper notebook, spurring the use of the term “notebook” to describe a smaller laptop. They were also among the first to include both built-in hard disk and floppy disk drives, offering performance comparable to then-current desktop machines.

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The configuration Compaq provides comes with a 75MHz Intel i486DX4 n/a IDE ISA 2.5″, 19mm max. height, up to 6 gB.

This Compaq Laptop can take up to 28 or 32 MB ram, with a fixed amount of 4 or 8 MB (non-removable) installed In order for the system to recognize and run with the 24MB module, the ROM needs to be upgraded to Version: 5/18/95. Also, the Compaq Diagnostics needs to be upgraded to Version: P10.05 Rev. B.

McLaren still needs this 23-year-old Compaq laptop to maintain its F1 supercar. “The reason we need those specific Compaq laptops is that they run a bespoke CA card which is installed into them,” explains a McLaren spokesperson to Jalopnik. Read more…

Processor
Intel 486DX4-75Mhz, L1 cache is 64 kilobytes

Memory
8 MB RAM standard
32 MB RAM maximum


Storage
Internal 3.5″ 1.44 MB drive
320 MB hard disk drive


Display
High-resolution LCD
800 x 600 pixels \ Brightness control


Keyboard
full-size sculptured keys
Familiar layout
12 function keys
Dedicated cursor keys
Status LEDs


Operating System

MS-DOS 4.01

Windows 3.1

Windows 95


Battery
High-density rechargeable NiCd
Removable


Power Supply
Autosensing 100-240V internal PSU for worldwide usage


Other useful files:

User Manual

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