Zenith MasterSport 386SL

This Zenith Data Systems laptop uses Intel's 20MHz 80386SL processor and comes with 2MB fixed RAM, upgradable to 8MB. The hard disk has a 60MB capacity. The screen, although monochrome, is VGA resolution.

The SL-variant of the 386 is designed to be used in portable computers and features low power usage, integrated cache and memory controllers, an AT-bus controller, and EMS 4.0 hardware. It is also the first of Intel's x86 range to incorporate System Management Mode (SMM) which allows system-level software (such as power management systems) to take control of the processor at any time, regardless of the processor's current operating mode. Later PC's would also use SMM to emulate the PS/2 keyboard interface, allowing USB keyboards to be used even with operating systems that were not designed to support them.

Manufacturer: Zenith Data Systems
Date: 1992

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RM Nimbus PC IBM PC Emulator - How To Use It PN 17320 RM Unknown
IBM - Personal Computer - Disk Operating System - Technical Reference by Microsoft Corp IBM Unknown
Digital DEC Professional 300 Series Manual volume 5 Digital Dec 1982
Digital DEC Professional 300 Series Manual volume 1 Digital Jan 1983
STB Systems - Graphix Plus II Users Manual - Preliminary Revision 0.3 STB Systems 1984
IBM - Personal Computer - DOS 2.10 IBM Jan 1984
Hardware and Software specifications for Commodore PC10 and PC20 Commodore 1985
IBM PC troubleshooting and repair guide IBM 1985
Grafpad Operating Guide British Micro 1986
INMOS Technical Note 11: IMS B004 IBM PC add-in board INMOS Feb 1987
Acorn Springboard Systems Guide Acorn Computer 17 Jul 1987
INMOS Technical Note 3: Getting started with the TDS INMOS Oct 1987
INMOS B008 User Guide and Reference Manual INMOS Jun 1988

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH37842. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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