HP 320LX Palmtop PC

The HP 320LX is a palmtop computer that runs Windows CE 1.0 or, with a ROM upgrade, Windows CE 2.0. It has a CompactFlash type 1 card slot, a PC card slot, a serial link cable plug, and an infra-red port. It was released in 1997.

It is Internet capable by attaching an add-on modem or through an ethernet or wifi card (Windows CE 2.0 only) in the PCMCIA slot. Only type I and type II PC cards are supported and you need special drivers made for the Windows CE operating system.

Ericsson marketed a re-branded variant of the 320LX named MC12. It consisted of essentially the same hardware but was shipped with a cable and software combo that allowed for using select Ericsson phones as modems.

Developer Hewlett Packard
Type Palmtop
Operating system     Windows CE 1.0
CPU 44 MHz Hitachi SH3
Memory 4 MB
Display 640x240 pixels, 4 gray scales
Input Keyboard, touchscreen
Connectivity CompactFlash type I and II

PCWorld stated "HP 320LX: Best Windows CE Machine to Date. New palmtop is expensive, but engineering and software make it the one to beat."

Complete specification can be found at http://www.hpcfactor.com/hardware/devices/specification.asp?d=53

Our unit which is in its original box and packaging has reference number: F1221A ABU 4MB RAM and is complete with power supply, docking station, cables, manuals and sof6tware. This was kindly donated by Iain Simpson

Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Date: May 1997

HP 320LX Palmtop PC Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
HP 320LX Pamtop PC Essentials Guide Hewlett Packard March 1997
Handheld PC Users Guide Microsoft March 1997
Windows CE The Handheld PC Companion Microsoft September 1997
HP 320LX Pamtop PC Pocket Guide Hewlett Packard October 1997

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH14079. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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