This ancient laptop services the McLaren F1

This is a Compaq LTE 5280 laptop from the early 1990s, running a bespoke CA card. In 2016, McLaren Automotive – one of the most high-tech car and technology companies on the planet – still uses it and its DOS-based software to service the remaining hundred McLaren F1s out there, each valued at $10 million or more.

They’re finally going to replace them, because it’s getting too hard to find replacements.

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