Toshiba Satellite Pro 400CS: Doom on a passive matrix LCD!
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Yet more Doom gameplay, this time on a passive matrix display. This is running under Windows 95 in MS-DOS mode; you can load up DOSSTART.BAT (or AUTOEXEC.BAT if selecting "Command prompt only" after pressing F8 on boot) with some commands to configure your real mode DOS environment with the drivers you need for near perfect MS-DOS compatibility. It won't be quite the same experience as running a pure MS-DOS operating system, but it gets the job done.

Early Pentium laptops such as the Satellite Pro 400CS are great for DOS gaming on the go or in environments that have absolutely no room for a retro desktop, at least if yours has an active matrix display. A number of laptops such as this one have the ESS-688 AudioDrive sound hardware integrated into the system, which provides excellent Sound Blaster Pro compatibility. Of course, if the passive matrix screen is an issue, you can always connect an external VGA monitor of any kind. Using a passive matrix display with Doom is manageable, but gives the impression of being drunk or something.
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