YEAR: 1993


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.

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…

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

8 MB RAM standard
32 MB RAM maximum

Internal 3.5″ 1.44 MB drive
320 MB hard disk drive

High-resolution LCD
800 x 600 pixels \ Brightness control

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

High-density rechargeable NiCd

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

Other useful files:

User Manual

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Santiago Artaza says:

    Hola..tengo una Compaq lte elite 4/75cx. Se puede utilizar con el internet de hoy? No tiene Wi-fi no? Como puedo conectarlo a internet? No tiene entrada o no la veo. Gracias.

    1. admin says:

      Even if you connect the computer to the internet via a PCMCIA LAN or WIFI card the OS and browser will not be secure at all and 99.9% of the sites won`t work. Some stuff its better if you let them in the past and offline!

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