I did some digging in storage today...and found an ancient laptop my dad gave to me a couple of years ago that he used at work a loooooonng time ago. I decided to at least do something fun with it; it's useless for anything productive.
I looked around the case for any clues to when the laptop was made. I did find that is made in Taiwan, though not the date. I did find, under the battery, a sticker with some basic specs:
Model: Ast Advantage! Explorer Colour 486SX/25 Model 173W
VGA Dual Scan STN Colour LCD
1.44mb Floppy disk drive
8mb of RAM (The back said 4, but the OS said 8, so it had obviosly had been upgraded)
I imagine this was cutting edge at one point..
Booting it up, it runs Windows 95...and took a good 3 minutes to desktop. I even had to set the date in BIOS (system setup the computer called, it nowhere did I see the word BIOS, but I did see a version 1.5 in Setup). It ran Winows 95 fairly smoothly (as smoothly as Windows goes).
Some pictures, taken with a crappy webcam, are attatched below.
What should I do with it?