DOS Laptops

The first laptop computers that ran DOS started arriving at the start of 1986 - I am of course not including those that came before it that were more luggable in nature, like the original Compaq Portable launched in November 1982. Skip forward to the first of the then new clamshell-design laptops - the Toshiba T1100. By "laptop" I'm referring to something that can be battery-powered and be around 4.5 to 5.5 kg (10 to 12 pounds) in weight.

Until 1989, these all came with monochrome displays, using either Gas Plasma or STN display technology, which for gaming was awful due to very slow refresh frequencies that would cause "ghosting" effects. Even for general application use it was preferable to connect the laptop to an external monitor when not on the road, since CRTs were just a lot kinder to the eyes!

If you connected such laptops to an external CGA monitor, it was better since you would at least get 4-colour graphics, and the ghosting was eliminated, but you still wouldn't get nice audio.

By late 1989 and 1990 we saw the first colour laptops hit the shelves. At this time, five manufacturers were vying to corner the portables market: Zenith was in 1st place with 23.9%, followed by Toshiba with 21.1%. Then Compaq in third place with 11.7%, NEC with 9% and Tandy/GRiD with 7.8%. A bunch of smaller players filled the rest.

These used STN tecnology, so would still exhibit the "ghosting" effects, but at least it was [washed out] colour! During this era, the type of specification to expect would be an 80386SX CPU ranging from 16 MHz to 25 MHz. Many of these still provided CGA or EGA graphics capability only, but some were now VGA.

 

Moving on to 1992, you would get a Pentium-based system with VGA colour graphics. These would have a better active-matrix colour LCD screen using TFT (Thin Film Transistor) technology. Sadly, it was still too early to get a laptop with a sound card integrated, but there are now ways around that (see parallel port sound cards).

Let's take a look at the various common laptops that were available and their specifications, in the hope to be able to guide you to buy the right used laptop for your purposes.

If you want a laptop that allows you to have all of the above (fast DOS gaming CPU, VGA built-in colour graphics and a sound card), you need to look for a laptop that was released from 1994 onwards. These tended to have an Intel Pentium CPU and a Sound Blaster-compatible integrated sound card on the motherboard.

Things to Help you Decide:

  • CPU
  • Graphics Card
  • Screen Type and Native Resolution

CPU

This is an obvious one if you're a DOS gamer. So many new microprocessors (CPUs) came out in a single decade that running certain games on one today requires you to decide which CPU covers most of what you want to run. Bear in mind it's very rare for a DOS laptop to have an upgradable CPU.

Graphics Card

The first laptops came with CGA-compatible graphics (displayed in shades) and a 640x200 maximum resolution. Later laptops supported EGA and VGA graphics, and would typically have a native resolution (the screen width and height in pixels without stretching or compressing the image) of 640x480. Also common was that you could connect an external monitor and the laptop could display a higher resolution image, such as 1024x768 on that monitor.

Screen Type and Native Resolution

During the DOS era, laptop screen technology evolved from LCD monochrome to early amber-tinted Gas Plasma (also monochrome) to STN (Supertwist Nematic) and Dual-Scan STN (DSTN) monochrome which could show something like 64 shades of grey. DSTN eliminated the green and blue tints that were often visible with STN displays. TFT monochrome, then later we got colour DSTN (the first colour laptop launched in October 1989 - it was the NEC ProSpeed CSX). Eventually we got TFT colour and we started to see laptop screen resolutions get higher than 640x480.

STN and DSTN screens suffer from a very low refresh rate, resulting in "ghosting" whenever anything moves on the screen, including a mouse pointer! Whether it's monochrome or colour, our recommendation is to avoid these at all costs. They also suffered from very poor constrast ratio - typically 15:1 compared to 40:1 average for TFT. You can usually tell if a laptop has an STN or DSTN display because it has both a brightness and a contrast dial. TFT screens only need a brightness control.

Most DOS games ran at a resolution of 320x200, and since most TFT colour laptops of the time ran natively at 640x480, these 320x200 games scale up nicely on such displays with no noticeable black borders. If you have a more advanced laptop that natively supports Super VGA resolution (800x600), this is less able to correctly scale one of these older 320x200 games, so you would tend to just have a big black border around the game. Therefore, for DOS gaming, we would recommend choosing a laptop with a native resolution of 640x480 and has a TFT colour display. These tend to have a minimum of a 486DX-33 CPU, so should be fast enough for a lot of DOS games up to around 1992. There's even a Pentium 75 that meets this spec - the Compaq LTE 5000.

Some good choices are (in descending order of preference):

  • Toshiba Satellite Pro 400CDT (1996) - Pentium 75 CPU with a 10.4" TFT screen. It came with a 770 MB hard disk and 8 MB RAM. Sound Blaster Pro-compatible sound card and a 4x CD-ROM drive.
  • Compaq LTE 5000 Model 810 CTFT (1995) - Pentium 75 CPU with a 10.4" TFT display. It came with an 810 MB hard disk and 8 or 16 MB RAM. Take care to ensure it has the TFT colour display, as this same model number also sold with the older DSTN colour display). ESS Audio chip (WSS and Sound Blaster Pro-compatible) sound card.
  • Toshiba T2150CDT (1995) - 486DX4-75 CPU (w/ 16K cache) with a 10.4" TFT display (denoted by the 'T' in the model number). It came with either a 250 MB or 500 MB hard disk and 8 MB RAM expandable up to 32 MB. The 'D' in the model means it has an internal CD-ROM drive. The T2150CD-series came with a built-in Sound Blaster Pro with speakers.
  • Toshiba Satellite T2130CT (1995) - 486DX4-75 CPU (w/ 16K cache) with a 10.4" TFT screen, but no sound card or CD-ROM drive. Came with a 500 MB hard disk and 8 MB RAM.
  • Toshiba Satellite Pro T2450CT (1994) - 486DX4-75 CPU (w/ 16K cache) with a 9.5" TFT screen. It came with either a 320 or 500 MB hard disk and 8 MB RAM.
  • Toshiba Satellite Pro T2400CT (1994) - 486DX2-50 CPU (w/ 8K cache) with an 8.4" TFT screen. It came with either a 250 or 320 MB hard disk and 8 MB RAM.
  • IBM Thinkpad 360CE (1994) - 486DX2-50 CPU (w/ 8K cache) with an 8.4" TFT screen. It came with either a 340 or 540 MB hard disk and 4 MB RAM. You could also get an optional IBM/Crystal CS4235 chipset sound card to install.
  • Toshiba Satellite T2100CT (1995) - 486DX2-50 CPU (w/ 8K cache) with an 8.4" TFT screen. It came with a 350 MB hard disk and 8 MB RAM.
  • Toshiba Portege T3600CT (1994) - 486DX2-50 CPU (w/ 8K cache) with a 7.8" TFT screen. It came with a 250 MB hard disk and 8 MB RAM.
  • Toshiba T4700CT (1994) - 486DX2-50 CPU (w/ 8K cache) with a 9.5" TFT screen. It came with either a 200 or 320 MB hard disk and 8 MB RAM. It also comes with an internal AD1848 sound card which is for Windows Sound System only - you can get Sound Blaster emulation in DOS by running a utility called WSSXLAT.EXE.
  • Toshiba T4800CT (1994) - 486DX4-75 CPU (w/ 16K cache) with a 9.5" TFT screen. It came with either a 320 or 500 MB hard disk and 8 MB RAM. It also comes with an internal AD1848 sound card which is for Windows Sound System only - you can get Sound Blaster emulation in DOS by running a utility called WSSXLAT.EXE.
  • Toshiba T4850CT (1994) - 486DX4-75 CPU (w/ 16K cache) with a 10.4" TFT screen. It came with either a 528 or 722 MB hard disk and 8 MB RAM. Its onboard sound is made up of an AD1848KP (WSS) and OPL3 chip. Not sure if this will work in DOS though.
  • Toshiba T4900CT (1994) - Pentium P54C-75 CPU (w/ 16K cache) with a 10.4" TFT screen. It came with a 722 MB hard disk and 8 MB RAM. Its onboard sound is made up of an AD1848KP (WSS) and OPL3 chip. Not sure if this will work in DOS though.

The table below lists out many of the more popular laptops available in the DOS timeframe. It's ordered by year, then by manufacturer and model.

Year Mfr Model CPU Display Type Native Resolution Screen Size Memory Sound Card
1985 Toshiba T1100 80C88-4.77 Mono LCD 640 x 200 9.1" x 4.2" 512 KB No
1985 Zenith Z-171 80C86 Mono LCD (Blue) No
1986 Compaq Portable II 8086 (CRT only) 7" x 5.5" No
1986 Data General DG/One Model 2EL 8086 LCD Mono or Electroluminescent LCD Mono No
1986 GRID GridCase 2 80C86 Yellow LCD Mono 9.5" x 4" No
1986 GRID GridCase 3 80C86 Transflective STN Mono or Gas Plasma 640 x 200 9.5" x 4" No
1986 IBM PC Convertible 80C86 STN Mono (3:1 aspect ratio, non-backlit) 640 x 200 10.5" x 4" No
1986 Sharp PC-7000 8086-7.37 Backlit STN Mono 640 x 200 9.5" x 4.5" No
1986 Toshiba T1000 80C86 STN Mono 640 x 400 7.7" x 4.9" No
1986 Toshiba T1100 Plus 80C86-7.1 STN Mono (non-backlit) 640 x 200 9" x 4" No
1986 Zenith Z-170 PC 80C86 STN Mono (CGA, backlit) 640 x 200 9.5" x 4.5" No
1987 GRID GridLite 80C88-4.77 STN Mono No
1987 NEC Multispeed NEC V30-9.45 STN Mono 640 x 200 No
1987 Toshiba T3100 80286-8 Gas Plasma (Amber) 640 x 400 9.6" No
1988 Compaq Portable 386 80386-20 Gas Plasma 640 x 400 8.5" x 5.5" No
1988 Epson Equity LT NEC V30-10 STN Mono non-backlit ($300) or backlit ($500) 640 x 200 9.75" x 4.5" No
1988 GRID GridCase 1530 80386-12.5 STN Mono (backlit, CGA) 640 x 400 8.5" x 5.75" No
1988 GRID GridCase 1535 80386-12.5 STN Mono (backlit, CGA) 640 x 400 No
1988 HP Portable Vectra CS NEC V30-7.16 STN Mono (non-backlit) 640 x 400 9.5" x 7" No
1988 Kaypro 2000 Plus NEC V20-8 STN Mono (backlit) 640 x 400 9.25" x 5.75" No
1988 NEC Multispeed HD NEC V30-9.54 STN Mono (backlit) 640 x 200 9.25" x 5" No
1988 NEC UltraLite NEC V30-8.14 STN Mono 640 x 200 No
1988 Sharp PC-4521 80C86-7.16 Backlit STN Mono (CGA-compatible) 640 x 200 9.0" x 4.25" No
1988 Sharp PC-7221 80286-10 Backlit STN Mono 640 x 200 9.75" x 4.5" No
1988 Toshiba T1200 80C86-9.54 STN Mono (non-backlit) 640 x 200 9.0" x 4.25" No
1988 Toshiba T3200 80286-12 Gas Plasma (Amber) 640 x 400 9.6" No
1988 Toshiba T5100 80386-16 Gas Plasma (Amber EGA) 640 x 400 9.5" No
1988 Zenith Z-181 80C88-4.77 STN Mono (backlit) No
1988 Zenith Z-183 80C88-8 STN Mono (backlit) 640 x 200 8" x 6" No
1988 Zenith Z-184 80C88-8 STN Mono (backlit) 640 x 200 8" x 6" No
1989 Compaq LTE 8086-9.55 Backlit mono CGA 640 x 200 No
1989 Compaq LTE 286 80C286-12 Backlit mono CGA 640 x 200 No
1989 IBM PS/2 Model P70 386 80386-20 Gas Plasma (VGA) 640 x 480 No
1989 NEC ProSpeed CSX 80386SX-16 DSTN Colour (EGA-compatible) 640 x 400 10" No
1989 Toshiba T1600 80C286-12 STN Mono (backlit, EGA) 640 x 400 1 MB No
1989 Toshiba T3100SX 80386SX-16 Gas Plasma (VGA) 640 x 480 No
1989 Toshiba T3200SX 80386SX-16 Gas Plasma (VGA) 640 x 480 No
1989 Zenith MinisPort ZL-1 80C88-8 STN Mono (backlit) 640 x 200 1 MB No
1989 Zenith MinisPort ZL-2 80C88-8 STN Mono (backlit) 640 x 200 2 MB No
1989 Zenith SupersPort SX 80386SX-16 STN Mono (VGA) 640 x 480 No
1990 AST P-series Pentium 100 11.3" No
1990 Dell 316LT 80386SX-16 STN LCD (VGA, backlit) 640 x 480 No
1990 NEC PowerMate Portable SX 80386SX-16 Gas Plasma (VGA) 640 x 480 No
1990 NEC ProSpeed 386 80386SX-16 STN Mono (EGA) 640 x 400 No
1991 AST Premium Exec 383SX/20 80386SX-20 CCFT Mono No
1991 Sanyo MBC-17NB 80C286-12 STN Mono (backlit VGA) 640 x 480 1 MB No
1991 Sharp PC-6220 80C286-12 STN Mono (backlit VGA) 640 x 480 1 MB No
1991 Toshiba T1200XE 80C286-12 STN Mono (backlit) 640 x 480 1 MB No
1991 Toshiba T5200 80386DX-20 Gas Plasma (Amber EGA) 640 x 480 11.5" No
1991 Toshiba T5200C 80386DX-20 STN Colour 640 x 480 10.4" No
1992 Compaq LTE Lite 4/25C 80486SL-25 TFT Colour 640 x 480 8.4" No
1992 Compaq LTE Lite/20 80386SL-20 No
1992 Compaq LTE Lite/25 80386SL-25 Maxlight LCD VGA 640 x 480 9.5" No
1992 Compaq LTE Lite/25C 80386SL-25 TFT Colour 640 x 480 8.4" No
1992 Compaq LTE Lite/25E 80386SL-25 TFT Colour 640 x 480 8.4" No
1992 Toshiba T6400DX/DXC 80486DX-33 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" No
1992 Toshiba T6400SX/SXC 80486SX-25 Gas Plasma 640 x 480 10.4" No
1993 Compaq LTE Lite 4/25E 80486SL-25 TFT Mono 640 x 480 4 MB No
1993 Compaq LTE Lite 4/33C 80486SL-33 TFT Colour 640 x 480 4 MB No
1993 Toshiba T1910CS 80486SX-33 DSTN Mono 640 x 480 7.7" x 4.9" 4 MB No
1993 Toshiba T4500 80486SX-20 LCD Mono 640 x 480 8.4" 4 MB No
1993 Toshiba T4500C 80486SX-20 TFT Colour 640 x 480 8.4" 4 MB No
1993 Toshiba T4600 80486SX-20 LCD Mono 640 x 480 9.5" 4 MB No
1993 Toshiba T4600C 80486SX-20 TFT Colour 640 x 480 9.5" 4 MB No
1994 AST Ascentia 800N 80486DX2-50 STN Colour 4 MB No
1994 AST Ascentia 900N 80486DX4-75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 4 MB No
1994 AST Ascentia 910N 80486DX4-75 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 10.3" 8 MB No
1994 AST Ascentia 910N 80486DX4-75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB No
1994 Compaq LTE Elite 4/40C 80486DX2-40 STN Colour 640 x 480 9.4" 4 MB No
1994 Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX 80486DX2-40 TFT Colour 640 x 480 9.4" 4 MB No
1994 Compaq LTE Elite 4/50CX 80486DX2-50 TFT Colour 640 x 480 9.5" 8 MB No
1994 Compaq LTE Elite 4/50E 80486DX2-50 TFT Mono 640 x 480 9.5" 8 MB No
1994 Compaq LTE Elite 4/75CX 80486DX4-75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 9.5" 8 MB No
1994 IBM Thinkpad 360C 80486SX-33 TFT Colour 640 x 480 8.4" 4 MB No
1994 IBM Thinkpad 360Cs 80486SX-33 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 9.5" 4 MB No
1994 IBM Thinkpad 360CE 80486DX2-50 TFT Colour 640 x 480 8.4" 4 MB No
1994 IBM Thinkpad 360CSE 80486DX2-50 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 9.5" 4 MB No
1994 IBM Thinkpad 360PE 80486DX2-50 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 9.5" 4 MB No
1994 IBM Thinkpad 360P 80486SX-33 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 9.5" 4 MB No
1994 IBM Thinkpad 750C 80486SX-33 TFT Colour 10.4" 8 MB No
1994 IBM Thinkpad 755C 80486DX4-75 TFT Colour 10.4" 8 MB No
1994 Panasonic CF-V21P 80486DX2-50 TFT Colour 10.4" 8 MB No
1994 Sharp PC-8150T 80486DX-33 DSTN Colour 9.5" 8 MB No
1994 Sharp PC-8650T 80486DX-33 TFT Colour 8.5" 8 MB No
1994 Texas Instruments TravelMate 4000E 80486DX2-50 DSTN Colour 4 MB No
1994 Texas Instruments TravelMate 4000E 80486DX2-50 DSTN Mono 4 MB No
1994 Texas Instruments TravelMate 4000M 80486SX-25 TFT Colour 8.5" 8 MB No
1994 Toshiba Portégé 3400CT 80486DX2-50 TFT Colour 640 x 480 7.8" No
1994 Toshiba Satellite T1910 80486SX-33 STN Mono 640 x 400 7.7" x 4.9" No
1994 Toshiba T4700CS 80486DX2-50 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 9.5" 8 MB AD1848KP & Yamaha OPL3
1994 Toshiba T4700CT 80486DX2-50 TFT Colour 640 x 480 9.5" 8 MB AD1848KP & Yamaha OPL3
1994 Toshiba T4800CT 80486DX4-75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 9.5" 8 MB AD1848KP & Yamaha OPL3
1994 Toshiba T4850CT 80486DX4-75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB AD1848KP & Yamaha OPL3
1994 Toshiba T4900CT Pentium 75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB AD1848KP & Yamaha OPL3
1994 Twinhead Slimnote 486E 4DX2/66T 80486DX2-66 TFT Colour 9.3" 8 MB
1994 Zenith ZDS Z-Lite 425L 80486SX-25 STN Mono (VGA) 8 MB
1995 AST Ascentia 950N Pentium 75 TFT Colour 1024 x 768 10.4" 8 MB SB Vibra S CT2504
1995 Compaq LTE 5000 Pentium 75 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 10.4"
1995 Compaq LTE 5000 Pentium 75 DSTN Colour 800 x 600 11.3"
1995 Compaq LTE 5000 Pentium 75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4"
1995 Compaq LTE 5100 (810) Pentium 90 TFT Colour 800 x 600 10.4" 8 MB
1995 Compaq LTE 5150 (510) Pentium 75 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB
1995 Compaq LTE 5150 (810) Pentium 100 TFT Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 8 MB
1995 Compaq LTE 5200 Pentium 120 TFT Colour 800 x 600 10.4" 8 MB
1995 Compaq LTE 5250 Pentium 120 TFT Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 16 MB
1995 Compaq LTE 5280 Pentium 120 TFT Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 16 MB
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365C Cyrix DX4-75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB No
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365CD Cyrix DX4-75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB ES1688
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365CS Cyrix DX4-75 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB No
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365CSD Cyrix DX4-75 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB ES1688
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365CE IBM 5x86-100 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB No
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365CE IBM 5x86-100 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB No
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365E IBM 5x86-100 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB No
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365E IBM 5x86-100 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB No
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365ED IBM 5x86-100 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 8 MB ES1688
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365X Pentium 100/120/133 DSTN Colour 800 x 600 10.4" 8 MB ES1688
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365X Pentium 100/120/133 DSTN Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 8 MB ES1688
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365X Pentium 100/120/133 TFT Colour 800 x 600 10.4" 8 MB ES1688
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365XD Pentium 120 or 133 DSTN or TFT Colour 800 x 600 10.4" 8 MB ES1688
1995 IBM Thinkpad 365XD Pentium 120 or 133 DSTN or TFT Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 8 MB ES1688
1995 IBM Thinkpad 370C 80486DX4-75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" 4 MB No
1995 Toshiba Portégé 3600CT 80486DX2-50 TFT Colour 640 x 480 8.4" No
1995 Toshiba T2100 80486DX2-50 STN Mono 640 x 480 9.5" No
1995 Toshiba T2100CS 80486DX2-50 STN Colour 640 x 480 10.4" No
1995 Toshiba T2100CT 80486DX2-50 TFT Colour 640 x 480 8.4" No
1995 Toshiba T2110CS 80486DX4-75 STN Colour 640 x 480 10.4" No
1995 Toshiba T2130CS 80486DX4-75 STN Colour 640 x 480 10.4" No
1995 Toshiba T2130CT 80486DX4-75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" No
1995 Toshiba T2150CDS 80486DX4-75 STN Colour 640 x 480 10.4" No
1995 Toshiba T2150CDT 80486DX4-75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" No
1995 Toshiba T2400CS 80486DX2-50 STN Colour 640 x 480 9.5" No
1995 Toshiba T2400CT 80486DX2-50 TFT Colour 640 x 480 8.4" No
1995 Toshiba T2450CT 80486DX4-75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 9.5" No
1996 AST Ascentia A41 Pentium 120 TFT Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 16 MB 16-bit Audio
1996 AST Ascentia A42 Pentium 120 TFT Colour 800 x 600 12.1" 16 MB 16-bit Audio
1996 AST Ascentia J20 Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 AST Ascentia J30 Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 10.4" 8 MB
1996 AST Ascentia J30 Pentium 100 TFT Colour 10.4" 8 MB
1996 AST Ascentia P30 Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 AST Ascentia P40 Pentium 120 TFT Colour 11.3" 16 MB
1996 AST Ascentia P50 Pentium 133 TFT Colour 12.1" 8-24 MB
1996 AST P50 Pentium 133 TFT Colour 12.1"
1996 Compaq Armada 1120 Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 10.4" 8 MB
1996 Compaq Armada 1120T Pentium 100 TFT Colour 10.4" 8 MB
1996 Compaq Armada 4110 Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 Compaq Armada 4110D Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 Compaq Armada 4120 Pentium 120 DSTN Colour 11.3" 16 MB
1996 Compaq Armada 4120T Pentium 120 TFT Colour 11.8" 16 MB
1996 Compaq Armada 4130T Pentium 133 TFT Colour 11.8" 16 MB
1996 Compaq LTE 5300 Pentium 133 TFT Colour 800 x 600 12.1" 16 MB
1996 Compaq LTE 5380 Pentium 133 TFT Colour 1024 x 768 12.1" 16 MB
1996 Compaq LTE 5400 Pentium 150 TFT Colour 800 x 600 12.1"
1996 Hitachi E100D Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 Hitachi E133D Pentium 133 DSTN Colour 11.3" 16 MB
1996 Hitachi M120T Pentium 120 TFT Colour 11.8" 16 MB
1996 Hitachi M133T Pentium 133 TFT Colour 11.8" 16 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 365ED Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 10.4" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 365X Pentium 133 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 365X Pentium 120 TFT Colour 10.4" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 365XD Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 10.4" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 365XD Pentium 120 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 365XD Pentium 120 TFT Colour 10.4" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 365XD Pentium 133 TFT Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 560 Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 560 Pentium 120 TFT Colour 12.1" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 560 Pentium 133 TFT Colour 12.1" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 760E Pentium 120 TFT Colour 12.1" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 760E Pentium 133 TFT Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 760E Pentium 150 TFT Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 760ED Pentium 133 TFT Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 760EL Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 760EL Pentium 120 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 760EL Pentium 120 TFT Colour 12.1" 8 MB
1996 IBM Thinkpad 760ELD Pentium 100 TFT Colour 12.1" 8 MB
1996 NEC Versa 2400 Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 NEC Versa 2400CD Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 NEC Versa 4200 Pentium 100 TFT Colour 10.4" 8 MB
1996 NEC Versa 4230 Pentium 133 TFT Colour 10.4" 8 MB
1996 NEC Versa 6000H Pentium 100 TFT Colour 11.3" 16 MB
1996 NEC Versa 6010H Pentium 133 TFT Colour 11.3" 16 MB
1996 NEC Versa 6030H Pentium 133 TFT Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 NEC Versa 6030X Pentium 133 TFT Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 Texas Instruments Extensa 570CD Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 Texas Instruments Extensa 570CDT Pentium 100 TFT Colour 10.4" 8 MB
1996 Texas Instruments Extensa 600CD Pentium 120 DSTN Colour 12.1" 8 MB
1996 Texas Instruments Extensa 650CD Pentium 133 DSTN Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 Texas Instruments Extensa 650CDT Pentium 133 TFT Colour 11.3" 16 MB
1996 Texas Instruments TravelMate TM5200 Pentium 120 TFT Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 Texas Instruments TravelMate TM5300 Pentium 133 TFT Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 Texas Instruments TravelMate TM6020 Pentium 120 TFT Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 Texas Instruments TravelMate TM6030 Pentium 133 TFT Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 Texas Instruments TravelMate TM6050 Pentium 150 TFT Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 Toshiba Portégé 610CT Pentium 90 TFT Colour 9.5" 8 MB
1996 Toshiba Portégé 620CT Pentium 100 TFT Colour 10.4" 8 MB
1996 Toshiba Portégé 650CT Pentium 133 TFT Colour 11.3" 16 MB
1996 Toshiba Portégé 660CDT Pentium 150 TFT Colour 11.3" 16 MB
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 110CS Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 110CT Pentium 100 TFT Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 200CDS Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 11.3" 8 MB
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 400CDT Pentium 75 TFT Colour 640 x 480 10.4" SB Pro (ESS688 + OPL3)
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 400CS Pentium 75 DSTN Colour 640 x 480 10.4" SB Pro (ESS688 + OPL3)
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 410CDT Pentium 90 TFT Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 8 MB SB Pro (ESS688 + OPL3)
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 410CS Pentium 90 DSTN Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 8 MB SB Pro (ESS688 + OPL3)
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 415CDT Pentium 90 TFT Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 8 MB SB Pro (ESS688 + OPL3)
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 415CS Pentium 90 DSTN Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 8 MB SB Pro (ESS688 + OPL3)
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 420CDS Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 8 MB SB Pro (ESS688 + OPL3)
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 420CDT Pentium 100 TFT Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 8 MB SB Pro (ESS688 + OPL3)
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 425CDS Pentium 100 DSTN Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 8 MB SB Pro (ESS688 + OPL3)
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 425CDT Pentium 100 TFT Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 8 MB SB Pro (ESS688 + OPL3)
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 430CDS Pentium 120 DSTN Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 16 MB SB Pro (ESS688 + OPL3)
1996 Toshiba Satellite Pro 430CDT Pentium 120 TFT Colour 800 x 600 11.3" 16 MB SB Pro (ESS688 + OPL3)
1996 Toshiba Tecra 500CDT Pentium 120 TFT Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 Toshiba Tecra 500CS Pentium 120 DSTN Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 Toshiba Tecra 510CDS Pentium 133 DSTN Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 Toshiba Tecra 510CDT Pentium 133 TFT Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 Toshiba Tecra 720CDT Pentium 133 TFT Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1996 Toshiba Tecra 730CDT Pentium 150 TFT Colour 12.1" 16 MB
1997 IBM Thinkpad 380 Pentium 150 DSTN Colour 800 x 600 12.1" 16 MB  
1997 IBM Thinkpad 380D Pentium 150 or MMX150 DSTN or TFT Colour 800 x 600 12.1" 16 MB  
1997 IBM Thinkpad 380E Pentium MMX 150 FRSTN Colour 800 x 600 12.1" 16 MB CS4236B
1997 IBM Thinkpad 380ED Pentium MMX 166 FRSTN or TFT Colour 800 x 600 12.1" 16 MB CS4236B
1997 IBM Thinkpad 380XD Pentium MMX 233 or 266 HPA or TFT Colour 800 x 600 12.1" 32 MB CS4237B
1997 IBM Thinkpad 380Z Pentium II 233 or 300 TFT Colour 1024 x 768 13.3" 32 MB CS4237B
1997 IBM Thinkpad 385D Pentium 150 or MMX 150 DSTN or TFT Colour 800 x 600 12.1" 16 MB CS4236B
1997 IBM Thinkpad 385ED Pentium MMX 166 FRSTN or TFT Colour 800 x 600 12.1" 16 MB CS4236B
1997 IBM Thinkpad 385XD Pentium MMX 233 or 266 HPA or TFT Colour 800 x 600 12.1" 32 MB CS4237B
1997 IBM Thinkpad 390 Pentium MMX 233 orMobile Pentium II 233 or 266 TFT Colour 800 x 600 12.1" 32 MB Neomagic NMA2
1997 IBM Thinkpad 390 Pentium MMX 233 orMobile Pentium II 233 or 266 TFT Colour 1024 x 768 14.1" 32 MB Neomagic NMA2
1997 IBM Thinkpad 390E Mobile Celeron 300 or 366, or Mobile Pentium II 300 or 333 TFT Colour 800x600 (12.1") else 1024 x 768 12.1, 13.3, or 14.1" 32 MB ES1946
1997 IBM Thinkpad 390X Mobile Celeron 400, or Mobile Pentium II 400 or PIII 450 or 500 TFT Colour 800x600 (12.1") else 1024 x 768 12.1, 14.1, or 15.0" 64 MB ES1946
2001 Toshiba Satellite 1700-400 Celeron 700 TFT Colour 1024 x 768 13.3" 16-bit Stereo Sound Blaster
2001 Toshiba Satellite 1700-500 Celeron 700 TFT Colour 1024 x 768 13.3" 16-bit Stereo Sound Blaster
2001 Toshiba Satellite 1800-500 Celeron 800 TFT Colour 1024 x 768 13.3" 16-bit Stereo Sound Blaster
Acer 1120NX 80386SX No
Acer V386SL 80386 STN Mono No
AST Ascentia M5160X P166 MMX TFT Colour 1024 x 768 13.3"
AST Bravo NB 4/25s 80486SX-25 STN Mono 640 x 480 No
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Zenith Z-180