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Jul 10 2021
09:54 am

After retiring we are cleaning out the house to rid ourselves of so much of our business remains. Among the 5 retired laptops we found, this is a Compaq Contura laptop from 1993. We believe it came with Windows 3. However,for the last couple of years we used it for a MS-DOS application only. It was Compaq's first attempt at making an affordable laptop. Sadly it will not boot up.

It weighs 7 lbs and is about the width/height of a current laptop, but is 1 and 1/2 inches thick. The screen is tiny at 7 inches wide.

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Nearly 30 years old. Obviously we have too much stuff.

Another item we'll not force our relatives to sort through and toss.

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bizgrrl's picture

Prior to this laptop we owned

Prior to this laptop we owned a Compaq luggable/portable, which was the size of a sewing machine.

R. Neal's picture

With a $1000 external 10MB

With a $1000 external 10MB hard drive. It was the size of a shoebox.

Now you can get a 2TB external hard drive for about $60.

My phone has a 256GB SD card that cost $35. It's about the size of a dime.

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