Psion Series 3mx

A superb and very "user friendly" pocket computer, with a high speed processor (three times the speed of the original Series 3), backlit screen and extensive built in software. It has a 2Mb memory to hold over 500 pages of text. An excellent screen shows up to 80 characters x 17 lines of information. Functions are selected by Icons on the graphics screen and on screen help is provided for all functions. The built in software comprises:
MICROSOFT WORD compatible Word-processor (also exports to other Word-processors).
A Database which you can configure yourself.
LOTUS 123 compatible Spreadsheet.
Diary and Agenda with Alarms.
Address book & jotter application for note taking
Clock and Alarms.
World Times, World Map & Dialling Codes.
Write your own programs in C or with the built-in rapid application development language OPL.
Sound File Editor.
File Manager.
Infrared communications with printers and other Series 3mx/c or Siena Machines.
Built in spellchecker.
Swap files with PCs using the optional PsiWin package.
Two disk slots are provided for plug in program or memory cards up to a maximum 4 megabytes each. With the optional parallel link the computer will print directly from any industry standard printer.The optional PSIWIN serial link and software allows easy file transfer and conversion to and from IBM compatible and Apple Macintosh computers and gives e-mail (electronic mail) facilities when used with a suitable modem.Sound recording and play-back facilities are also built in .A built in tone dial loudspeaker will dial telephone numbers stored in the database. All models are supplied with a comprehensive user guide. Dimensions 165*85*22 mms, weight 275 gms. Power supply 2 standard "AA" size batteries with 40 hours of usage time, the psion also has a single back-up cell
Release Date 1998
Price £269.95
Processor  16 bit NEC V30MX, 80C86 compatible, 27.684 Mhz
Rom  2Mb
Ram  2Mb
Power  2 x AA size, AC adaptor 9v 250mA
Backup battey  Standard Lithium CR 2025 battery
Communication  RS232 Fast Serial Port 
Keyboard  58 key QWERTY computer style, 9 touch-sensitive keys for task selection
Expansion 2 drives
Backlit  Yes
Size  165mm x 85mm x 22mm 
Weight  275g including 2xAA batteries
Screen  480 x 160 LCD
Sound  Microphone loudspeaker and CODEC provide digital sound recording and playback with a sample rate of 8k per second, 8 bits wide (12 bits compressed to 8). DTMF auto-dialling 
Our unit with a case together with manuals etc was very kindly donated by Mr Phillip Gardiner

Manufacturer: Psion
Date: 1998

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Psion Series 3mx Manuals:

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Psion 3 Fax User Guide Psion May 1994

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH3487. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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