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Compaq Concerto 486 Laptop

This laptop is fairly old and well used now. It is one of the earliest tablet laptops, and comes with a pen to use in lieu of a mouse.

I have owned it for about five years, and once ran it non-stop for 500 days under linux, without a crash.

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Open, looking conventional
Open, with pen on keyboard. PSU to the left
Open, keyboard connected but detatched
Tablet, keyboard removed.
Even the BIOS knows about the pen
Closeup, PCMCIA slots
Top view, when open
Rear view, battery removed and cover open. Sitting on top is a strange wee port expander I piced up separately, which provides a third PS/2 port and an odd port for a floppy or tape drive, according to the icon.
Concerto battery. Right now it holds no charge, but I have had it running off battery for three hours. I'm intending to exercise the battery and see if it will go better.
Front, back and top vew of a PCMCIA ethernet card. I have no dongle for this card.
Complete machine and spare.

This file last modified Sunday January 23, 2005

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