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HP Vectra 486/33U pc.

General info
The HP Vectra was a line of business-oriented personal computers manufactured by Hewlett-Packard. It was introduced in October 1985 as HP's first IBM compatible PC. Mainly targeted at business, scientific, engineering and other professional markets, the Vectra was HP's bread-and-butter computer range for over 15 years. Vectras were not entirely IBM compatible and in the early years had a considerable amount of non-standard hardware features, including the hard disk types, keyboards and mouse interface, thus requiring their own custom OEM version of MS-DOS. Software that used strictly BIOS calls would work, but anything that performed low-level hardware access often had problems. Vectras notably failed to pass the most popular compatibility test of the day, which involved running Lotus 123 and Microsoft Flight Simulator. By the time 486 PCs became commonplace however, most of the proprietary hardware in HP machines had been dropped.
About this specific offer
This offer consists of an HP Vectra 486/33U model number D2275A, a very solid (metal chassis), durable and expandable desktop pc. The pc was manufactured in 1992, U.S.A. This is not an ordinary i486 pc, but one with EISA slots and corporate / industrial grade components (Japanese capacitors on motherboard and in power supply). The EISA expansion slots are compatible with ISA cards and 32-bit EISA cards.
This pc is almost completely standard and can be customized for your needs using the included documentation. This computer can be used for DOS retro gaming. It can also be used for most legacy business applications from the 90's that require MS-DOS, Windows 3.x or Windows 95. Whatever you look for, this HP pc has more than enough room for your needs: you can add a 5.25'' FDD, a faster CPU, a sound card, an ethernet adapter etc. The pc is equipped with a VGA output and can display a nice picture on a conventional 4:3 flatscreen monitor. It also has a switchable power supply, so it can operate in various regions, including Europe and the United States.

Pre-installed is Windows 95 (Dutch).

- Astec AA16510 100-125V / 200-240V AC 228W power supply
- Intel 486DX 33 MHz PGA168 CPU
- PGA168 with Intel Overdrive socket
- 128 KB onboard L2 cache
- 8 MB RAM (4x Toshiba 2 MB 80 ns 72-pin SIMM parity FPM RAM module)
- 8x 72-pin SIMM parity RAM module socket (max. 64 MB)
- HP D1697-60005 / Quantum Prodrive LPS 240 MB PATA HDD
- Mitsumi CD-ROM IDE drive
- PATA connector
- HP 1.44 MB FDD
- S3 924 1 MB onboard UVGA graphics engine
- 5x EISA slot
- Empty 5.25'' drive slot
- Integrated beeper
- VGA HD-15 socket
- Parallel DB-25 socket
- 2x Serial DE-9 connector
- PS/2 keyboard port
- PS/2 mouse port

- Case lock
- Pre-installed Microsoft Windows 95

Dimension (WxDxH): 44 x 44 x 17 cm

This offer includes the original very comprehensive manual in German, as well as a German leaflet for this specific model and several original system 3.5'' disks.

More information about this computer can be found here.

For downloadable system disks see this website.

Included is:
- HP Vectra 486/33U computer
- Case keys
- HP Vectra 486U PC Installations-handbuch
- HP Vectra 486U PC Serie Technische Daten
- 486U2, Vectra#2 486U - D2071-13002 disk
- 486UPDATE, HP Update Utility - D2071-13003 disk
- 486UVGA1, Utililities and Drivers 1 - D2325-13004 disk
- 486UVGA2, Utililities and Drivers 2 - D2325-13005 disk



This computer was last tested at 18 August 2019.
During the test;
- Computer could be powered on several times.
- Computer stayed powered on for at least 4 hours.

- Computer did not make any unusual noises, fans worked fine.

Computer displayed a stable, contrastful, bright, colorful, sharp and straight picture without distortions.

- POST passed all checks.

- Beeper worked.

- Insert and eject mechanism of disk drive worked fine.

- Disk drive read a random disk fine.

- Computer could be configured using the set up program on disk.

- Computer booted to Microsoft Windows fine.

- Hard drive read and wrote fine.

- CD-ROM drive tray could be opened and closed fine.

- CD-ROM drive read a random CD-ROM fine.

- Keyboard port worked fine.

- Mouse port worked fine.

- No battery leakage could be found.

- No rust could be found.

- Case could be opened and closed like it should.

- No defects and/or faults were identified.
- No further tests were performed.

Please carefully view the pictures for an impression.

Price details:
Price per piece:
€ 700,00


15,500 KG

Shipping costs

€ 34,75 

Stock (now available)


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