Geek Fact for November 4th

In 1982, Compaq announced the Compaq Portable.

Weighing 28 lbs. and nicknamed “the sewing machine”, the Compaq Portable was the first successful IBM PC clone. Featuring a 4.77MHz Intel 8088 processor, 128 to 640KB RAM, a nine-inch monochrome monitor and a 320KB 5.25-inch disk drive, it was priced at $2,995.

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