Compaq Deskpro

The Compaq Deskpro was a line of business-oriented personal computers manufactured by Compaq, discontinued after the merger with Hewlett-Packard. Models were produced containing microprocessors from the 8086 up to the x86-based Intel Pentium 4.

The original Compaq Deskpro (released in 1984), available in several disk configurations, was an XT-class PC equipped with an 8 MHz 8086 CPU and Compaq's unique display hardware that combined Color Graphics Adapter graphics with high resolution Monochrome Display Adapter text. As a result, it was both considerably faster than the IBM PC and had a much better quality text display compared to an IBM PC equipped with graphics. {{Citation needed|date=February 2009}

In 1985, Compaq launched the Deskpro 286, a more-or-less carbon copy of the IBM AT. The following year, they released the Deskpro 386, thus beating out IBM to a production 32-bit PC.

The formfactor for the Compaq Deskpro is mostly the desktop model which lays down upon a desk, with a monitor placed on top of it. Compaq has produced many tower upright models that have been highly successful in sales, and are usually convertible to a desktop form factor. An SFF (small form factor) desktop version was also produced during the Deskpro's lifetime.

The many different models include the 2000, 4000, 6000, EX, DX, EXD, EN, SB, ENL, ES and XE series.

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... On June 28, 1984 Compaq released the Compaq Deskpro, a 16-bit desktop computer using an Intel 8086 microprocessor running at 7.14 MHz ... It was considerably faster than an IBM PC and was, like the Compaq Portable, also capable of running IBM software ... It was Compaq's first non-portable computer and began the Compaq Deskpro line of computers ...