BitWrangler wrote on 2022-03-13, 14:46:
I was skimming through a PC Mag scan from 98 or 99 and came across a Compaq advertisment mentioning 1700 series machines. Interestingly it said nothing about a floppy drive but said they took an LS-120... wat??? Is there a lot of these with LS-120s in?
No, they are very rare, most came with a standard laptop floppy drive, but it is a removable bay (unlike the cdrom which is fixed), this bay was interchangeable with a second battery or other accessory device like LS120 (not I don't know if there were other devices for that bay)
The 1700 series has split into two major revisions: The 1700 is older, and has a graphics chip that's not very good for gaming, using full screen can make the pixels distorted. The second revision 1750, brought pentium 2 processors up to 450mhz I think. It had an 8MB ATI Rage card, and TV-out, and full-screen games would present a nice smooth image.
Both were available with 12, 13, and 14-inch displays, there was a 14-inch display with a resolution greater than 1024x768 as well.