Scantech LCD-286

This is a portable 286 IBM-compatible, featuring a mechanical (Cherry MX) keyboard and blue monochrome LCD panel.

Although branded differently, you can view what appears to be a closely related model in this video from Wired. This is in the same somewhat generic case that has been shared by several portable computer models over time, notably including some models of Dolch network sniffer. Some of the photos below compare it against the very similar chassis, but quite a bit newer Dolch PAC 65.

The chassis is capable of accommodating a typical XT (and therefore also baby-AT) motherboard so a non-working example would be an excellent candidate for a case mod, if one were so inclined.

The originally installed motherboard features onboard floppy and ATA hard drive interfaces.

The LCD panel is connected internally to an ISA graphics card which has special accommodations for the panel, including an external-facing power switch and connection to the power supply enabling the user to turn off the LCD panel. There is an invert switch which flips the blue monochrome to more of an orange colour, which could help with visibility in certain conditions or based on preference.

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