Psion netBook

The Psion netBook is a small subnotebook type computer developed by Psion. Released in 1999, it was aimed at the mobile enterprise market.

Similar in design to the later, consumer-oriented Psion Series 7, the netBook has a clamshell design, a VGA-resolution touch-sensitive colour screen, 32 MB RAM, 190 MHz StrongARM SA-1100 processor and a QWERTY keyboard. The RAM is upgradeable through the addition of an extra 32 MB chip. The netBook is powered by a removable Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, giving a battery life of between eight and ten hours.

The netBook runs the EPOC ER5 operating system (the predecessor of SymbianOS).
Unlike the Psion Series 7, the netBook operating system runs from RAM. A Java run time environment, conforming to Java version 1.1.8, is available.

In October 2003 Psion Teklogix announced the NETBOOK PRO, replacing the original netBook. This was similar to the earlier model, but upgraded with a 16-bit colour SVGA (800 600 pixel) display, 128 MB of RAM, and a 400 MHz Intel XScale PXA255 processor running Windows CE .NET 4.2 instead of EPOC. It is also possible to run Linux on this model.
Included software
Agenda a personal information management program
Bombs a minesweeper game
Calc a calculator
Comms a terminal emulator
Contacts a contacts manager
Data a flat-file database program
Email an email, SMS and fax client
Jotter a multipage scratchpad
NetStatRF a WiFi card monitor
Program an OPL program editor
Record a voice recording program, for use with the in-built microphone
Sheet a spreadsheet and graphing package
Sketch a drawing program (for use with the touch-screen interface)
Spell a spellchecker, thesaurus and anagram program
Time a world clock and alarm program
Opera a web browser
Word a word-processor

 

Our Psion netBook is the original NetBook and was kindly donated by Netherhall School, Cambridge

Manufacturer: Psion
Date: 1999

Psion netBook Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Psion OPL Programming Manual Psion 1984
Psion Series 3 Programming Mnaual Psion November 1991
Psion Series 3 - 3 Link (RS232) Psion November 1991
Psion HC OPL/g Software Development Kit Psion 20-05-1993
Psion Series 3A Money User Guide Psion November 1993
Psion 3 Fax User Guide Psion May 1994
Psion Series 3a User Guide Psion December 1994
Psion PsiWin User Guide Psion May 1995
Psion Psi Mail (Internet) User Guide Psion February 1997
Psion Series 3mx User Guide Psion July 1998
Psion PsiWin2 Getting Started Guide Psion July 1998
Psion Revo Quick Start Guide Psion 1999

Psion netBook Articles:

Item Manufacturer Date
Memories - Using the Psion Organizer 1992 to 2004

Magazines RELATED to Psion netBook in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Sinclair User March 1985 EMAP Business & Computer Publications
Practical Computing - September 1984 September 1984
Practical Computing - October 1984 October 1984
Personal Computer World - November 1984 November 1984
Personal Computer World - February 1986 01-02-1986
Personal Computer World - July 1987 01-07-1987
Personal Computer World - August 1987 01-08-1987
Personal Computer World - October 1987 01-10-1987
Practical Computing - December 1987 December 1987
Acorn User - September 1998 1988
Personal Computer World - February 1988 01-02-1988
Personal Computer World - February 1989 01-02-1989
Personal Computer World - July 1989 July 1989
PCW Focus - August 1989 01-08-1989
Personal Computer World - September 1989 01-09-1989
Personal Computer World - November 1989 01-11-1989
Personal Computer World - February 1991 February 1991
Personal Computer World - March 1991 March 1991
Personal Computer World - March 1991 March 1991
Personal Computer World - September 1991 September 1991
Personal Computer World - November 1991 November 1991
Personal Computer World - December 1991 December 1991
Personal Computer World - October 1993 01-10-1993
Personal Computer World - December 1994 01-12-1994
Personal Computer World - March 1996 March 1995
Personal Computer World - June 1995 June 1995
Personal Computer World - February 1996 February 1996
Personal Computer World - November 1996 01-11-1996
Personal Computer World - September 1997 01-09-1997
Acorn User - April 1998 1998
Acorn User - December 1998 1998
Acorn User - Christmas 1998 1998
Acorn User - May 1989 27-05-2009
Acorn User - August 1989 03-06-2009
Acorn User - March 1991 03-06-2009
Acorn User - January 1994 17-06-2009
Acorn User - December 1996 15-07-2009
Acorn User - January 1997 15-07-2009
Acorn User - March 1997 15-07-2009
Acorn User - July 1997 15-07-2009
Acorn User - October 1997 15-07-2009
Acorn User - February 1998 15-07-2009
Acorn User - May 1998 22-07-2009
Acorn User - August 1998 22-07-2009
Acorn User - January 1999 22-07-2009
Acorn User - June 1999 22-07-2009
Acorn User - August 1999 22-07-2009
Acorn User - November 1999 05-08-2009
Acorn User - December 1999 05-08-2009
Byte January 1992 23-09-2009
Byte December 1996 29-09-2009

Other Systems Related To Psion netBook:

Item Manufacturer Date
Psion Organiser II XP Psion 1986
Psion Organiser 1 Psion 1986
Psion Organiser II XP Psion 1986
Psion Organiser II CM Psion 1st January 1986
Psion Organiser II LZ64 Psion 1989
Psion MC200 Psion 1989
Psion Organiser II LZ Psion 1st January 1989
Psion Mobile Computer MC 400 Psion September 1989
Psion Series 3 Psion 1991
Psion Organiser HC120 Psion 1st January 1991
Psion HC100 Starter Kit Psion March 1991
Psion HC110 Starter Kit Psion March 1991
Psion Series 3A Psion 1993
Psion Siena 512K Psion 1996
Psion Series 3C Psion 1996
Psion Series 5 Psion 1997
Psion Series 5 Special Edition (Green) Psion 1997
Psion Series 3mx Psion 1998
Psion Revo Psion 1999
Psion Series 7 Psion 1999
Psion Series 5mx Psion 1999
Psion Revo Plus Psion September 2000

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH21616. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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