Poqet PC ("Prime" Model)
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The Poqet PC is the world's first handheld, 1 pound, IBM/PC-XT compatible computer. The Poqet PC is fully MS-DOS compatible and is about 99.9% compatible with the original IBM/PC-XT desktop computer. This model, the PQ-0182, is the UK version of the 'Prime' model, which has 640KB RAM, compared to the 512KB RAM of the 'Classic' model (released in 1989).
Size: 8.8" x 4.3" x 1" (22.3cm x 10.9cm x 2.5cm)
Weight: 1.2 lb (0.54 kg) w/batteries
Battery life: 50-100 hours (about 2-3 weeks)
Microprocessor: 80C88 / 0-8Mhz
Display: reflective DSTN (no backlight)
Display compatibility: MDA: 80 x 25 characters, CGA: 640 x 200 pixels
PCMCIA: 2-Type I, Revision 1.0 memory card slots
Secondary storage: Drive A: 512 KB - 2 MB PCMCIA (not included)
Drive B: 512 KB - 2 MB PCMCIA (not included)
Drive C: 768 KB ROM drive with MS-DOS 3.3 and PoqetTools
Drive D: 22K volatile RAM drive
Built-in software: MS-DOS 3.3, PoqetLink, and PoqetTools
PoqetLink is a file transfer program that will allow you to upload and download files with another IBM-compatible computer. PoqetTools is a basic PIM that contains the following utilities:
PoqetCalc - a simple calculator
Our PQ0182 has a serial number of 018200001423 and was made in Japan for the Poqet Computer Corporation of Sunnyvale, California.
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