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Psion Series 5mx

The Psion Series 5 was a PDA from Psion. It came in two main variants, the Series 5 (launched in 1997) and the Series 5mx (1999), the latter having a faster processor, clearer screen, and updated software. There was also a rare Series 5mx Pro, which differed only in having the operating system loaded into RAM and hence upgradeable. Ericsson marketed a rebadged version of the Series 5mx called the MC218.

Technical Details

Processor: 32-bit RISC-based ARM710T RISC CPU, running at 36 MHz
Memory: 16 MB RAM
Expansion: One CompactFlash slot for up to 20 MB storage on Psion Memory Disk (CompactFlash standard)
Display: 16-level grayscale, 640 x 240 pixels, view full page width; backlit, touch-sensitive screen; 100 characters by 26 lines with rich text and multiple zoom levels; 5.25-by-2-inch active viewing area
Keyboard: Patented touch-type laptop-style "expanding" keyboard with a large vertical travel, 9 offscreen quick-access application icons, 5 command icons
Audio: Microphone for digital sound recording; external buttons for record, stop, play, and rewind and for silencing alarms; internal speaker
Operating system: EPOC (32-bit multitasking)
Access to thousands of names, addresses, phone numbers, and appointments
Built-in e-mail
Power: 2 AA alkaline batteries, rated at 1 month typical life; standard 3-volt lithium backup cell (CR2032); optional external power supply (6-volt DC +/-10 percent, 1A)
Communications: RS232 fast serial port interface to computers, modems, mobile phones, and printers at up to 115 Kbps; IrDA-compliant infrared port (range up to 1 meter) for printing and transfer of information from a Psion to a suitable printer or another Psion Series 5 palmtop
Size: 6.7 by 3.5 by 0.9 inches
Weight: 12.5 ounces with batteries
Operating temperature: 32 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit (0 to 50 degrees Celsius)

Our machine is complete with the original packaging and:
PC Card Modem Adaptor
Cables with modem adaptor
Psion Series 5MX Quick starter guide
Psion Series 5MX 208 page User guide
PSIWin and PsiWin 2 software

The whole system was very kindly donated by Matt Coyte on behalf of his brother - Andrew Coyte from Horsham in Sussex

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