9. September 1986

At the Palladium in Manhattan, New York, Compaq Computer introduces the Compaq Deskpro 386, the first 80386-based personal computer offered by a major computer manufacturer.

The Model 40 features a 16 MHz Intel 80386 and 40 MB hard drive, for US$6449.

The Model 130 has a 130 MB hard drive, for US$8799.


„He noted that even though Linux was free, it wouldn’t be a viable choice for his students, as they would not be able to afford the expensive hardware required to run it, and that MINIX could be used on „a regular 4.77 MHz PC with no hard disk“