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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
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

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