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Compaq Deskpro 386N in The Last Seduction II (1999)

Bridget uses the company's Compaq 386N to skim off the profits and transferr them to her bank account.

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This was our first Dos/Windows box as a kid. Great little box, only bad part is the 256k of vid memory so you were stuck with max 16 colors in Windows.
2015-06-12 22:45


Even in 1999 this would have been a bog-slow computer to skim anything off of anything else.
2016-11-02 09:28


I worked at Compaq from 1988-1992 and was heavily involved with development diagnostics software for the 386N.
2022-11-11 13:36


The ‘N’ in 386N originally stood for ‘Node’ and the intent was to sell systems with no disk drives; no hard drive, no floppy, nothing. The intent was that it would boot over the network from a server. So, in order to use the Compaq supplied diagnostics diskette, we came up with a method to load diagnostics from another PC via serial or parallel ports. It was a fun project, but I’m not sure how many were sold with no floppy drive.
2022-11-17 11:14