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"So sleek! So-phisticated! So... Compé!"
"Who taped a full-color photograph to my computer screen?"
Compé's Logo

The Compé (pronounced "com-PAY") was Strong Bad's fourth computer, which he ordered from the Compy Catalog after he destroyed the Lappy 486. Like the Lappy and its predecessor, the Compy 386, the Compé is manufactured by Compy, Inc. According to its description in the catalog, the Compé delivers European-sounding flair with Southeast-Asian-sounding prices, which apparently are Strong Bad's favorites. It cost $800, which Strong Bad paid with 80,000 pennies. It appears to have a sense of humor, bringing up a BSOD-esque "Fragrant Error" after startup that made Strong Bad very frustrated. It then responded with "i joké". Strong Bad claims that he and the Compé "will get along just fine". Its sound effects are mainly laughs or sighs of a calm, high-pitch male voice. The keyboard is also quieter than those on Strong Bad's previous computers.

The first Strong Bad Email Strong Bad checked on it was independent. In that email, it was revealed that the Compé utilizes a graphical user interface. Opening windows are animated (with a zoom in from the center of the screen,) as is the right-click menu, suggesting that the computer runs a compositing window manager. This makes it the most technologically advanced computer Strong Bad has owned. It is also the first wide-screen computer that Strong Bad has owned, as well as the first one primarily operated with a mouse (despite his dislike of them in weird dream and redesign), or with a graphical desktop (which he calls the "best thing ever").

Strong Bad only checked three emails on the Compé, the last of which was videography. When he returned to check sbemail 206, he discovered that the Compé was buried under a massive dust pile. After blowing the pile away, Strong Bad discovered that all but the top right corner of the Compé's screen had "compressed" into a new computer, the Lappier. To date, this is the home computer that Strong Bad has checked the fewest number of emails on, although it stayed Strong Bad's official computer for 2060 days; making it Strong Bad's longest-lasting computer until it was surpassed by the Lappier on November 21, 2020.

Despite being retired in sbemail 206, the email menu still used the Compé until the post-Flash site update on December 31, 2020.


[edit] Quick Facts

"Strong Bad, as he always does, checks emails from his fans..."

Debut: Compy Catalog

Fonts: Perfect DOS VGA 437, Perfect DOS VGA 437 Win

Interactive Feature: None

Emails checked on the computer: 3

[edit] Wallpapers

The Compé is the first computer Strong Bad has owned that features wallpapers. After The Cheat presumably explained this feature to Strong Bad in independent, Strong Bad began making frequent use of it. His wallpaper changed every email.

[edit] Compé-per

Preeeeow once more.
See main article: Compé-per

The Compé also sports a built-in replacement for The Paper, New Paper, and Envelope Paper: a text box with the words "click to email strongbad". The sound it makes by default is a voice clip similar to the startup sound, but Strong Bad managed to customize it so it emitted The Paper's old Preeeeow. Strong Bad calls it "Compé-per" (pronounced "com-paper"). The back button links to the toons menu rather than the Strong Bad Email menu.

[edit] Appearances outside Compé-era Emails

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