Tadpole Alphabook 1
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Manufactured in Cambridge, England, this portable computer is based around the DEC Alpha 64 Bit RISC architecture.
The Alpha was sold with the rest of DEC to Compaq, who were a customer of Intel, the Alpha was phased out, and the IP sold to Intel in 2001, effectively killing it off.
It used an Alpha 21066A microprocessor specified for a maximum clock frequency of 233 MHz. The laptop used the Open VS operating system. It had 128MB of RAM, and was introduced in 1995, for sale in 1996.
Also with the laptop is a docking station, that clips onto the back, enabling the system to be quickly plugged into a monitor, keyboard, mouse and printer.
Manufacturer: Tadpole Technologies
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