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Your Grandpa's computer

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#1 RickR


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 08:39 PM

Check this out.  A Toshiba 486-based Windows 3.11 laptop computer!  It works -- booted right up and is surprisingly zippy.  I don't know how to get the exact specs...but I suspect this was a very high end laptop back in the 90's.  It weighs somewhere between 5 and 10 lbs.  And I have no idea what I'm going to do with it.



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#2 Arenafoot


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 10:35 PM

try some of these on that............



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#3 greenween


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 10:41 PM

Nice! damn Rick, I just realized how close you are to 2,000 posts!! That's awesome!

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#4 fergojisan


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 09:38 AM


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#5 RickR


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 05:31 PM

Nice! damn Rick, I just realized how close you are to 2,000 posts!! That's awesome!

Thank you Mayor.

#6 Clint Thompson

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 07:25 PM

It's crazy to realize just how bloated operating systems have become and the requirements just to have them run fast like this old 3.11 laptop.

I remember being in grade school when these were top of the line laptops and they cost $2,000. We had someone come in and demonstrate one during class and I was just in awe, remembering how badly I want one. Use it to jump into DOS and flash an Atari Jaguar flash cart if you have one - that's what I used an old one for until I sold it.
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