What can I do with an old 1992 Packard Bell laptop?

chewablegeek January 22, 2012

I have a Packard Bell 1992 laptop. It has a total of 50 MBs hard drive and 1 MB of memory.

  1. Edwarmo
    January 28, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Make a lamp out of it.  Use as an anchor or doorstop.  Use for a base when playing baseball.  Use it to keep balloons from flying away.  Reimagine horse shoes and use it as an essential component.  Paint teeth on it and make a pretend alligator. Use as one bookend of a necessarily unmatched set.  Paint it to look like a scale with your favorite weight on it. (Weigh every day.)  Hang it by the electrical cord and pretend it's a pinata. 

  2. John
    January 27, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Keep it by your bed and use it to hit burglars with it

    • Tina
      February 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Hilarious answer, John!

  3. Tuxtp
    January 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm


  4. Smileeb
    January 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Put one of the versions of PCLinuxOS on it and you will have a great computer.

  5. Deb
    January 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I have an old embroidery machine that has to be connected to a PC running DOS. That would do it.

  6. David
    January 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    You can load DOS
    +telecommunicate with BBSes via Ext Modem (using Telix, Procomm etc)
    +surf the web graphically with Arachne Dos web browser
    +turn it into a portable classic gaming machine with DOS games (HHG, D&D..)
    AND console games: Atari 2600, Colecovision,Nintendo Gameboy and NES games (via DOS emulators)
    +read and write notes and texts
    and ebooks (xfered to plain txt format)

  7. Brian(aka brianzion) Carr
    January 27, 2012 at 11:36 am

    can you not put a linux distro on it?

  8. Chris Hoffman
    January 22, 2012 at 11:12 am

    If you're into old DOS games, you can install DOS on it and play the classics. Still, those aren't amazing specs; newer games like the original Doom wouldn't work on it.

    I can't think of much else you can do with it.

    • Chewablegeek
      January 23, 2012 at 12:42 am

      Hello, thank you for you answer.  Amazinly enough, it still works ok.  I run diferent versions of DOS from floppy discs.  It runs on 4 D batteries which don't last too long.  Consider this questions as solved.

      • Tina
        January 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm

        Thanks for the feedback!

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