That’s how Laptops Should Be Built!


My father-in-law, many years ago now (Before he was technically my father-in-law) gave me a Compaq LTE 486 Laptop that he had bought from his work during a surplus auction. The laptop ran Windows 95, and was a bit of a novelty – being far past it’s prime. I found it charming, though, and have kept it around ever since. Today I went to take it down from the Attic to see if it would power up after 3 years of non-use, and accidentally dropped it. It bounced off the wooden ladder and thudded onto the floor. Upon opening the case, I assessed the damage. The latches had broken off.
That was it.
The latches… the unit powered up just fine, worked just fine, etc…
That’s quality workmanship, unlike laptops today that would shatter into a million pieces if dropped from that height. Why can’t we build ’em like that anymore???
If you’re wondering, you can pick up your own Compaq LTE 486 for around $25 on ebay 😉

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