Business Desktops/Calcs

Vectra 486

Vectra Selection:

Name: Vectra 486
Product Number: D2221A
Introduced: 1989
Division: Sunnyvale Personal Computer
Ad: Click to see
Original Price: $10499
Catalog Reference: 1991, page 683


The Vectra 486 was the first computer from HP based on the Intel 80486 CPU (running at 25 MHz). This tower machine was also the industry's first computer with the new Extended Industry Standard Architecture (EISA) bus. HP played a significant role in the development of the EISA bus.

The Vectra 486 came standard with 2 MB RAM, expandable to 64 MB. The Vectra 486s also used the HP-designed and built ESDI hard discs. The model 1 (D2220A) did not include a hard disc. The model 150 (D2221A, $13,499) came with a 152 MB hard disc. The model 330 (D2222A, $16,499) came with a 330 MB hard disc. The model 670 (D2223A, $19,499) came with a 670 MB hard disc.

HP's 100 Series and Vectra Series of business desktop computers never included the level of original HP innovation that was incorporated in HP's technical desktops. The level of original HP contribution to business desktop computers declined even further after the introduction of the Vectra 486.

While the museum has multiple samples of all HP 8088, 8086, 80286 and 80386 computers, we do not yet have a Vectra 486 (and are very keen to acquire one).

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