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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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Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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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.

2600 - 7800 - 800XL - 130XE - Lynx - Jaguar



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