Atari Portfolio

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In 1989 DIP designed the world's first IBM compatible pocket computer, the Pocket PC, sold under license by Atari as the Portfolio. Ideal for improving personal productivity it is a cost-effective solution for those needing the portability of a pocket computer.

The Pocket PC weighs less than one pound, is the size of a video cassette and, in typical use, runs for over six weeks on a set of batteries.




80C88, 4.9152 MHz Clock Speed

Memory 128KB internal RAM

Includes internal configurable RAM disk (C:)

256KB ROM contains applications software

Length 200 mm

Width 100 mm

Depth 28 mm

Weighs less than 1lb (454g) excluding batteries

High contrast Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

240 x 64 graphics screen or 40 characters X 8 lines

Monochrome (MDA) emulation

Keyboard 63 keys, QWERTY layout

Hot-key access to built-in applications

Memory card slot with optional PCMCIA adaptor

60-pin expansion BUS for optional peripherals

Built-in speaker with tone dialling (DTMF)

3 x AA size removable alkaline batteries

Memory preserved during battery changes

Optional AC mains adaptor



DIP DOS 2.11 (MS-DOS & PC BIOS compatible)

Software runs from ROM, leaving RAM free
Text Processor

Comprehensive, easy to use text and memo editor

Wordwrap, line and column count, search 8 replace

Handles printer and word processor control codes
Address And Phone Book

Card index with phone list and detailed records

Automatic tone dialling of telephone numbers

Entries are sorted and can be selected by category

Accommodates spreadsheet of 255 rows x 127 cols

Reads and writes Lotus 1-2-3 files (.WKS)

Built-in 1-2-3 functions eg @SUM, @IF, @NPV
Time Manager

Comprehensive calendar and diary to the year 2049

Wake-up alarms even when the Pocket PC is off

Entries can be repeated each day/week/month/year



Manufacturer: Atari
Date: 1989

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH500. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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