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=Description=
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Compaq Computer Corporation was founded by three ex Texas Instruments engineers: Rod Canion, Bill Murto, and Bill Harris,in Houston Texas, in 1982.  Initially planning to create a chain of quality Mexican restaurants, they sketched up an idea for a portable PC on a pie plate or napkin at Houston's House of Pies, put in an initial capital investment of $3000, and with some clever maneuvering of engineering and legality, created what many consider to be the first 100% compatible clone of the IBM PC, the Compaq Portable.  From there, they created the venerable DeskPro line of machines for the desktop and became one of the star players of the industry.  In 1986 they beat IBM to the punch a full nine months introducing the DeskPro 386, the first fully 32-bit PC to market.  As the 1990's carried on though, quality and personnel changes within the company wore down their once golden crown of "compatibility" and "quality" (that's where the name "Compaq" comes from), and they were sold to Hewlett Packard (HP) in 2001, where they are used as a second brand these days.
  
 
=Products=
 
=Products=
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* [[Compaq Prolinea 5100e]]
 
* [[Compaq Prolinea 5100e]]
 
* [[Compaq Prolinea 5100]]
 
* [[Compaq Prolinea 5100]]
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* [[Compaq Presario 433]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 5204]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 5204]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 5600]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 5600]]
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* [[Compaq Presario 4660]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 4660]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 4770]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 4770]]
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* [[Compaq Presario 4808]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 4824]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 4824]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 425]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 425]]
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* [[Compaq Presario CDS 920]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario CDS 920]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario CDS 924]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario CDS 924]]
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* [[Compaq Presario CDS 944]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario CDTV 978]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario CDTV 978]]
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* [[Compaq Presario 9232]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 9548]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 9548]]
 
* [[Compaq Deskpro 286]]
 
* [[Compaq Deskpro 286]]
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====Other====
 
====Other====
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* [[Compaq Contura 400]]
 
* [[Compaq Contura 410C]]
 
* [[Compaq Contura 410C]]
 
* [[Compaq Contura 420C]]
 
* [[Compaq Contura 420C]]
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* [[Compaq Concerto]]
 
* [[Compaq Concerto]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 1810]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 1810]]
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* [[Compaq Presario 1692]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 1690]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 1690]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 1685]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 1685]]
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* [[Compaq Presario 1235]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 1235]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 1230]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 1230]]
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* [[Compaq Presario 1200]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 1020]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 1020]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 305]]
 
* [[Compaq Presario 305]]
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* [[Compaq Business Wavetable Sound Card]]
 
* [[Compaq Business Wavetable Sound Card]]
 
* [[Compaq Magnum Memory Board]]
 
* [[Compaq Magnum Memory Board]]
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* [[Compaq Multipurpose Fixed Disk Drive Controller Board 000957]]
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===Misc===
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* [[Compaq PC Companion C140]]
  
 
=Documentation=
 
=Documentation=

Latest revision as of 11:43, 16 April 2022

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Description

Compaq Computer Corporation was founded by three ex Texas Instruments engineers: Rod Canion, Bill Murto, and Bill Harris,in Houston Texas, in 1982. Initially planning to create a chain of quality Mexican restaurants, they sketched up an idea for a portable PC on a pie plate or napkin at Houston's House of Pies, put in an initial capital investment of $3000, and with some clever maneuvering of engineering and legality, created what many consider to be the first 100% compatible clone of the IBM PC, the Compaq Portable. From there, they created the venerable DeskPro line of machines for the desktop and became one of the star players of the industry. In 1986 they beat IBM to the punch a full nine months introducing the DeskPro 386, the first fully 32-bit PC to market. As the 1990's carried on though, quality and personnel changes within the company wore down their once golden crown of "compatibility" and "quality" (that's where the name "Compaq" comes from), and they were sold to Hewlett Packard (HP) in 2001, where they are used as a second brand these days.

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