A Compaq LTE 286 Re-Fitted with Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
The Compaq LTE 286 is a blocky laptop from the 80’s that is a classic as it gets. Some people aren’t too keen on gutting vintage computers, but not everybody. Here’s more from Dmitry Bryant:
A while ago a came across an old Compaq LTE 286 laptop. When they were first released around 1989, these PCs were somewhat groundbreaking because they were the first to be compact enough to resemble the “notebook” form factor that we take for granted today. Unfortunately this particular unit was pretty much beyond repair, and my attempts to restore it to a functional state were fruitless.
However, I realized that I could do the next best thing: remove the guts of the laptop and replace it with a Raspberry Pi! Who needs a “modern” Raspberry Pi-powered computer, when we can put one in a 30-year-old case?
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