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Sardine
11th August 2012, 16:41
COMPAQ PRESARIO 1622 Retro Laptop

The Laptop is in Like new condition really unmarked.The battery has long since died. it appears to charge (taking 1-2 hours) but does not hold the charge.

original instructions and windows 95b booklet licence.

The sound from this laptop is excellent, its designed to play audio cds without having to turn on the laptop through its large built in speakers.

The Below spec is accurate for year of manufacture I think 1997 (High performance 3D graphics no longer applies :) )

25+ P&P + Fees (add 10 for double Targas Laptop case) (WAS 30)

Dimensions and Weight Unit: 1.93" x 12.2" x 10" (7.3 lbs.)
Package: 13.75" x 17.83" x 9.63" (13.3 lbs.)
Display 12.1" High-Performance Addressing (HPA) Display
Processor 233 MHz Intel Pentium(r) Processor with MMX(tm) technology
Memory 32 MB SyncDRAM, expandable to 96 MB
Hard Drive 3.2 GB hard drive
CD-ROM Drive 20X Max CD-ROM drive
Modem 56K modem
Cache 256K L2 Pipeline Burst Cache
Graphics 128-bit accelerated graphics with integrated 2 MB video memory provides super fast graphics
High performance 3D graphics
MPEG full-motion video playback
Maximum internal resolution of up to 800 x 600 x 16M; with external monitor - 1280 x 1024 non-interlaced
24-bit color provides up to 16M brilliant colors, making multimedia applications come to life

Easy Access Buttons Audio CD Player (Play/Pause, Stop, Previous Track, Next Track)
Digital volume control
DisqPlay

LCD Status Display Icons displayed for easy reference on key operating information:

Power
AC Adapter
DisqPlay
Num Lock
Sleep
Battery Charging
Battery Fuel Gauge
Scroll Lock
Cap Lock

Compaq Audio JBL Pro Audio with Bass Reflex

High-power, low-distortion amplifiers for high-fidelity sound
High-performance stereo speakers with neodymium magnets
Ported bass reflex enclosures increase low-end frequency response
10-stage equalization maximizes output and bandwidth while minimizing distortion

Disqplay

Play CD audio without booting up the PC
Provide a quick and convenient way to enjoy audio CDs for extended hours of listening pleasure

Compaq Internet The most sensational, fun and easy Internet experience

Easy Internet access with 50 free hours of Internet entertainment4
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 enhanced by Compaq
56K modem for quick Internet downloads
Compaq Internet Setup wizard

Diskette Drive 3.5" 1.44 MB diskette drive
Keyboard/Touchpad Full-size keys and separate cursor control keys (88 keys) - 101-key compatible
Windows 95(r) keys
Touchpad pointing device
SoftTouch palm rests provide a more comfortable feel

Compatibility Plug-and-Play
Ethernet Network compatibility

Security Features Power-on password
Reinforced security slot; accepts 3rd-party security lock devices

Battery/Power Supply Enhanced Smart NiMH Battery delivers approximately 30% better battery life than our previous NiMH batteries
Smart battery technology provides accurate, instantaneous battery status

Power Conservation Hibernation
Sleep

Expansion Slots/Bays Two (2) Type II or one (1) Type III PC card slots with support for 32-bit card bus
I/O Interfaces Serial RS-232C compatible, DB9 connector (16550)
Parallel EPP standard centronics-compatible interface; (DB25 connector)
Mouse or keyboard port
RJ-11 phone jack
Three audio ports (headphone/speaker-out, line-out, microphone-in)
External monitor port
Port replicator connector

Software Pre-Installed Software

Microsoft Windows(r) 95
Microsoft Works 4.5

Internet/Online

Compaq Internet Setup
Easy Internet Access
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 enhanced by Compaq
Sprynet

Software on CD

Microsoft Bookshelf 98
Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia
MotoRacer (MMX(tm) )
Selective QuickRestore

Extra Mile Service Free technical support is available toll-free 7 days a week, 24 hours a day during warranty period.
Remote access by Compaq technicians is available to troubleshoot and solve software problems and diagnose hardware issues.


Processor233 MHz Intel Pentium(r) Processor with MMX(tm) technology

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Sardine
7th November 2012, 15:09
small price reduction

Bump

Sardine
18th January 2013, 10:50
Bump

Sardine
6th February 2013, 01:06
price reduced

Sardine
19th February 2013, 16:00
Price Drop and bump.

Sardine
20th February 2013, 22:08
** reduced to clear **

Powerpie5000
23rd February 2013, 21:56
I remember having a similar laptop for college years ago! I'm interested but would like to know a few things first:


1. How bad is the screens response time regarding motion blur? I'm not expecting it to be brilliant, but hopefully it's not a blurry mess when running old games :D

2. Does the screen have large black borders when running games? My old one used to and i never found out how to get rid of them!

3. Do you know if the built in audio is sound blaster compatible? I had a pre-MMX Compaq Presario (or Armada) laptop which had some kind of SB Pro clone (good enough for me :)).


Cheers :cool:

Sardine
23rd February 2013, 21:59
I will have to get it out tomorrow, check sound card and youtube a small clip of it in doom.

Powerpie5000
23rd February 2013, 22:01
I will have to get it out tomorrow, check sound card and youtube a small clip of it in doom.

Cheers :thumbsup:

Hopefully the screen is a bit better at handling motion than the Compaq i used to have years ago (which was an older non-MMX Pentium) :).

Sardine
23rd February 2013, 22:03
np, the laptop apart from the long since died battery looks new.

Powerpie5000
25th February 2013, 20:33
Any more news on this? I think the ESS sound chip is SB Pro compatible which is fine... Just need to know what the screen is like when it comes to some retro gaming :). Hopefully it doesn't get too blurry or have big black borders.

Sardine
25th February 2013, 22:24
Any more news on this? I think the ESS sound chip is SB Pro compatible which is fine... Just need to know what the screen is like when it comes to some retro gaming :). Hopefully it doesn't get too blurry or have big black borders.

ok uploading youtube clips.

yes sound works in dos as soundblaster and adlib for music.
good as well, 220,5,1,5 for compatability

screen scales in all res, 320x200 up to 800x600 native

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVVPkMC_dRI&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0MZmdw92_U&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBvk3G0rTZY&feature=youtu.be

no laughing at NFS please i cant steer and drive at same time while holding my phone ;)

Powerpie5000
26th February 2013, 01:06
Any more news on this? I think the ESS sound chip is SB Pro compatible which is fine... Just need to know what the screen is like when it comes to some retro gaming :). Hopefully it doesn't get too blurry or have big black borders.

ok uploading youtube clips.

yes sound works in dos as soundblaster and adlib for music.
good as well, 220,5,1,5 for compatability

screen scales in all res, 320x200 up to 800x600 native

---------- Post added at 21:24 ---------- Previous post was at 20:57 ----------

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVVPkMC_dRI&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0MZmdw92_U&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBvk3G0rTZY&feature=youtu.be

no laughing at NFS please i cant steer and drive at same time while holding my phone ;)

Thanks for the links! It's good that the sound works in DOS and it scales to full screen. It looks like there's quite a bit of motion blur, but i'm not sure if it's the camera or Youtube clip making it look worse than it really is? Did it look ok to you when you were playing it? I don't mind some blur (as to be expected with an old screen), but too much makes me a bit nauseous!

Cheers :cool:

Sardine
26th February 2013, 08:58
The camera is making is slightly worse than it is but its probably not far off.

Powerpie5000
26th February 2013, 11:24
The camera is making is slightly worse than it is but its probably not far off.

I think i'll give it a go... How much is p&p? I won't need the laptop bag.

Cheers :cool:

Sardine
26th February 2013, 11:37
7.30 approx signed,Insured.

Powerpie5000
26th February 2013, 11:51
7.30 approx signed,Insured.

Ok, so that's a total of 32.30 (without the laptop bag)... Sending payment now :thumbsup:

---------- Post added at 10:51 ---------- Previous post was at 10:46 ----------

Paypal 'gift' payment sent so you won't get any fees :thumbsup:.

Cheers :cool:

Sardine
26th February 2013, 19:01
7.30 approx signed,Insured.

Ok, so that's a total of 32.30 (without the laptop bag)... Sending payment now :thumbsup:

---------- Post added at 10:51 ---------- Previous post was at 10:46 ----------

Paypal 'gift' payment sent so you won't get any fees :thumbsup:.

Cheers :cool:

Booked and packaged ready. Will send Tomorrow.

Powerpie5000
26th February 2013, 19:45
7.30 approx signed,Insured.

Ok, so that's a total of 32.30 (without the laptop bag)... Sending payment now :thumbsup:

---------- Post added at 10:51 ---------- Previous post was at 10:46 ----------

Paypal 'gift' payment sent so you won't get any fees :thumbsup:.

Cheers :cool:

Booked and packaged ready. Will send Tomorrow.

Excellent! I'm looking forward to having a little play around with this :)

Sardine
27th February 2013, 14:34
Posted...

Powerpie5000
27th February 2013, 16:25
Posted...

Thanks for the update :thumbsup:

Powerpie5000
28th February 2013, 18:36
Arrived today and well packaged :thumbsup:.

The laptop looks immaculate! Definitely the best looking example i've seen with PC hardware this old (must be around 16-17 years old by now?). The screen is ok, but it's definitely showing it's 'old tech' age (a bit too blurry for faster games, but i half expected that anyway :D).

Leaving feedback now :cool:

Sardine
28th February 2013, 23:24
Yes when i said it looks like new i REALLY meant it looks like new ;)

glad your happy.