Things are tough right now ...

They're tough for everyone :( But when coronavirus hit here in the UK, the museum had to close its doors to the public, and we lost practically all our income overnight.

Please Donate Via Just GivingNo visitors, no workshops, no events, no school visits... no income. We know that things are tough for everyone right now, but if you can afford to help us through these tough times please donate what you can.

Stay safe, stay at home! There's over 36,000 exhibits here! That should keep you occupied for a bit - get searching!

Or come and get involved on our social media channels ...

      Twitch  Facebook          Online Gift Shop      

Thank you.

Bondwell Model 8

Bondwell (Bondwell Industrial Co Inc, Fremont, CA) was a manufacturer of personal computers.Originally, in the early 1980s, Bondwell sold a line of Z80, CP/M-80 based Osborne-like luggables such as the models Bondwell-12, Bondwell-14 (1984) and Bondwell-16 (1985).


Bondwell Model 8 (1985) was a lap-top portable computer from Bondwell Industrial Co Inc, Fremont, CA, made in Hong Kong 1985.

It has a backlit LCD display with 80 x 25 characters or 640 x 200 graphic.
Built in battery and a 3.5" 720 kb floppy drive.
76 keys keyboard, note the special cursor keys!
The US version had a built-in 300 baud modem.
An Intel 80C88 processor is running at 4.77 MHz.
Shipped with MS-DOS 2.11 and GW BASIC version 2.0.
Dimensions: 284 x x78 x 310 mm,
Weight: 5.5 Kg
Cost: $1595.00
OS: MS-DOS  - DOS 2.11
ROM: 8KB
I/O ports: RS-232C (serial), printer (parallel), disk drive, RGB, Video, Teleco & Teleset
Text modes: 80 x 25
Graphic modes:  640 x 200
Colours: Monochrome
Sound: Beep
Built in media: 720 KB 3.5" disk drive
Power supply External or battery
 
Our model 8 was very kindly donated by Alan Bowmaker and is complete with disk drive unit, manuals and software

Manufacturer: Bondwell
Date: 1985



Comment on This Page

Magazines RELATED to Bondwell Model 8 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Byte February 1987 Feb 1987
Byte January 1987 9 Sep 2009

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH6731. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Bondwell Model 8

  Peripherals   [1]

Click on the Image(s) For Detail


Articles

Help support the museum by buying from the museum shop

View all items

Founding Sponsors
redgate Google ARM Real VNC Microsoft Research
Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage Lottery Fund
Accredited Museum