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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.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Processor
  80C88, 4.9152 MHz Clock Speed
  Memory 128KB internal RAM
  Includes internal configurable RAM disk (C:)
  256KB ROM contains applications software
Dimensions
  Length 200 mm
  Width 100 mm
  Depth 28 mm
  Weighs less than 1lb (454g) excluding batteries
Display
  High contrast Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
  240 x 64 graphics screen or 40 characters X 8 lines
  Monochrome (MDA) emulation
Keyboard
  Keyboard 63 keys, QWERTY layout
  Hot-key access to built-in applications
Input/Output
  Memory card slot with optional PCMCIA adaptor
  60-pin expansion BUS for optional peripherals
  Built-in speaker with tone dialling (DTMF)
Power
  3 x AA size removable alkaline batteries
  Memory preserved during battery changes
  Optional AC mains adaptor

BUILT-IN SOFTWARE

System
  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
Spreadsheet
  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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