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    https://www.extremetech.com/computing/200-mini-laptop-runs-ms-dos-has-640kb-of-memory

    …The Hong Kong-based Xinrui makes the Book 8088 DOS system laptop computer. Its name partially reveals its ancient innards. Its CPU is the legendary Intel 8088, which debuted in 1979 and runs at just 4.77MHz. There’s an option to add an 8087 math co-processor if you really need some ponies under the hood.

    To check out the specs, I clicked on the link for the laptop on the original page in the above paragraph, and apparently the model was so popular that it’s sold out.  🙂

     

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      LGR did a video on it as well as the 386 variant. Comes with an ISA expansion board.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bODiZ5bP84

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      My first tabletop was a motherboard with a couple of dozen plastic bags of components. The CPU was 286 (I think), that was easily identified, but the rest of the components (resistors, capacitors etc.) each had to be identified, then soldered on to the mb. Four slots for memory, 16 K. “Performance” later vastly improved by increasing the RAM to a massive 64K. An old TV set was the monitor, and gut of a cassette recorder for storage.

      Of course it couldn’t do anything more than bubble sort a list of names, but hey! wasn’t that impressive enough?

      Rhino

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