Collection of Vintage Compaq Computers

Compaq Vinpaq Collection

Portable II

Specifications

Type Portable computer
Release date February 20, 1986; 35 years ago
Introductory price $3499-4999
Operating system MS-DOS 3.1
CPU Intel 80286 @ 6 or 8MHz (dual-speed)
Memory 256kB-640kB
Storage 360kB 5.25" floppy drive, optional 10MB hard drive
Display 9" Monochrome monitor
Graphics 720×350 (text mode), 640×200 (graphics mode)
Sound PC speaker
Input Serial mouse, 84-key keyboard, light pen
Connectivity CGA, composite, serial, parallel
Dimensions 7.5" × 13.9" × 17.7" (10cm × 35.3cm × 45cm)
Mass 23.6 lbs (10.7 kg)
Predecessor Compaq Portable (Plus / 286)
Successor Compaq Portable III

 

"Lighter and faster... for its time."

History

There were 4 models available:

 Model 1 - $3499 - 256K RAM, 1 floppy drive

  • Model 2 - $3599 - 256K RAM, 2 floppy drives
  • Model 3 - $4799 - 640K RAM, 1 floppy drive, 1 10Mb hard drive
  • Model 4 - $4999 - 640K RAM, 1 floppy drive, 1 20Mb hard drive

The Portable 2 can change its CPU speed from 6 to 8 MHz by pressing "Ctrl-Alt-\". One beep during startup means 6 MHz and 2 beeps 8 MHz.