Texas Instruments Portable Professional Computer
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 6 18:21:48 CST 2006
If W.Smith is still on this list, I'd appreciate it
if he contacted me.
> On Tue, 7 Jan 2003, John Clarke wrote:
> > Anyway, is there some way to find out what the
value of my
> Compaq is?
> Sure, I'll tell you: $5.
> Sellam Ismail
> Computer Festival
Nadeau's book gives a range of $20 - $75, but I
wouldn't give $20 for
the hardware alone. Original documentation and
software, on the other
hand, is likely much harder to find and would be worth
some extra $$$s.
It's hard to quantify value if you have all the
extras, which are often
almost impossible to accumulate. I think most
collectors know that
documentation is far more difficult to find than
machines. I have an
IBM 5100, which is somewhat rare, but what is really
rare is the full
set of documentation I have, including the original
sales invoice and
factory build sheet.
For example, I have a Texas Instruments Portable
(actually I have three of them) which in terms of
hardware, is not worth
much ($15 to $40 according to Nadeau). But, I also
have virtually every
piece of software and documentation that ever went
with it (all in those
hideous orange TI boxes), as well as a big box full of
boards of every variety that I got from a retired TI
guy that worked on
the project in the early 80s. I also have stacks of
production documentation and schematics from the same
sorce. Now that's
history -- and as they say in the Master Card
By the way, one of my three TIPPCs has an upgraded
286-10 Soyo MB and is
IBM compatible (and therefore won't run the bulk of
the specialize TI
software). Anyone ever see one of these before?
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