View Full Version : An old compaq computer

29-11-2003, 01:16 PM
Does anybody know of a compaq model, made about five years ago, that incorporated the monitor into the case? The reason I ask is that my sister has informed me that she was given a compaq like that, and wants me to fix it up for her. But I can't imagine Compaq making anything like she describes, certainly not five years ago. Can anybody correct me on this?


Graham L
29-11-2003, 01:23 PM
Yep. Standard item. Philips made them too. I've got a couple lying around. Usually have Ethernet on board ... they were made as an Ethernet terminal.

The Compaq ones need a Torx screwdriver to undo the (two) screws which hold the electronics tray in. Then a firm pull on the handle will remove it. The memory will be 72pin SIMM. One of mine actaully has a Pentium Overdrive chip replacing the original 486.

30-11-2003, 12:06 AM
I too remember these much vdu cpu etc all in on neat package and yes those lovely Torx srews too

30-11-2003, 09:54 AM
So they were Pentium babies. Any more general specs? How easy are they to upgrade?

30-11-2003, 09:55 AM
Also, what was the model number? I want to see if I can find a picture on the net somewhere...

Graham L
30-11-2003, 03:22 PM
Well, not all pentiums ... my Compaq one is a "Prolinea Net33"so it was originally a 33 MHz 496 :D.