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NEC Prospeed 286

NEC Prospeed 286

Speed16 MHz
Memory1024 KB
Hard Drive40  MB

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Release Date: 1/1/1986
Manufacturer: NEC
 
Donated By: Jon Paddon
 
This laptop has a number of external ports. Beyond that we don't really know a lot about it. If you do, please help provide us some info below.

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John H. on Saturday, November 04, 2017
I have one that I got in lieu of payment for some work back in the late 90's. It has a 30 MB MFM HDD, 640K of RAM, and still boots DOS 6.1 and Windows 3. The internal 1200 baud modem still works as well. Mine has the red plasma screen. I was considering gutting it and building a modern system in the case, a computer "sleeper" as it were.
John H. on Saturday, November 04, 2017
I have one that I got in lieu of payment for some work back in the late 90's. It has a 30 MB MFM HDD, 640K of RAM, and still boots DOS 6.1 and Windows 3. The internal 1200 baud modem still works as well. Mine has the red plasma screen. I was considering gutting it and building a modern system in the case, a computer "sleeper" as it were.
Orhan Birincioglu on Tuesday, December 29, 2015
I have one of these LapTop... I kept it in its bag more than 25 years together with it's Dos (6.1) boot diskettes and it's books. As far as I remember it has 20MB hard disk. I do not remember why I kept these diskettes aif it was able to boot up from its harddrive. I did not powered it yet, I am waiting to make sure it is free of humid and smoke test won't get smoke out after 25 years... I can put more info and pictures after powered up this Dino...
Sylvain Bedang Cournoyer on Wednesday, December 24, 2014
I got one fonctionnal from several year No memory , no battery , but work with dos 3.11
Dadzolian Prime on Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I had one. Built in metal handle that pulled out - for lugging her around. Came with it's own backpack style bag too! Grayscale LCD screen. 3.5" floppy drive. Mine had 1MB RAM. The AC power cord had a DC transformer (wall wart) that was about as big as an iPad and 2" thick. She was a beauty.
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