Tidalwave PS-1000 Palmtop

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Tidalwave PS-1000 Palmtop computer with Communications, Spreadsheet, Word Processor, Daya Base, Organiser and Game. Uses MS-DOS and includes Microsoft Works 2.0

Manufactured by Tidalwave who produced much of the hardware including the chips. They made palmtops for many companies and produced far fewer under its own name.

CPU: NEC V30 @ 7.15 MHz
Graphics: Monochrome CGA, 80 x 25 character text mode, CGA 2 colour monochrome graphics mode
Display: 640 x 200 monochrome Supertwist LCD , 4 grey scales, 7.2 inch
Memory (RAM): 1 MB
ROM (Software): 1.5 MB
I/O ports: RS232 Serial (proprietary cable was included accessory), PCMCIA 1.0 Type I slot, Parallel port (proprietary cable included)
Sound: PC Speaker - Piezo
Operating System: MS-DOS 5.0
Software: MS Works 2.0, RacePen PIM (File manager, scheduler, phone book, etc), Microsoft QBasic
Size: Length 11.5 cm, Width 24.5 cm, Height 2.5 cm (4.5 inches x 9.7 inches x 1 inch)
Powered by: 2 AA batteries - rechargable or non-rechargable or AC adaptor (optional accessory), CR2032 Lithium button cell as memory backup
Weight: 590 gram (21 ounces) including 2 standard AA and CR2032 batteries
Released: 1992
Originally retailed for:: 595 USD
Clone of: Not a clone. However all other models based on it can be considered clones.
Similar models: Zeos Pocket PC, Highscreen Handy Organizer and all other clones

Manufacturer: Tidalwave
Date: 1992

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