Tadpole P1000 Prototype

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The Tadpole P1000 was the first 100-MHz Pentium-based notebook, from Tadpole Technology. Released in 1995, it was Tadpole's first PC platform. The laptop is housed in an advanced magnesium alloy case, providing a rugged and strong machine.

This example is a prototype from the company Satherley Design Associates, who were involved in the industrial design of the machine. The casing features some markings of a SPARCbook 3 case, as the cases are the same apart from the markings.

The Tadpole P1000 features an industry-standard PCI bus, 256K secondary write back cache, and 64-bit memory interface. It comes with a 10.4-inch active matrix colour TFT display at 640 x 480 VGA resolution. The system includes two PCMCIA Type I/II or one Type III slot, and weighs just 7.5 pounds with the internal NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) battery installed.

It was bundled with Microsoft's Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and DOS 6.22, and was shipped with a 3.5-inch floppy disk drive, internal NiMH battery and leather carrying case. In addition, the Tadpole P1000 was Windows 95-ready and Plug & Play compatible.

This machine was kindly donated by Satherley Design Associates.

Manufacturer: Tadpole
Date: 1995

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Tadpole P1000 Prototype Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Artemis - Version 6.6 - Reference Manual Metier Management Systems Ltd Jan 1983
Artemis - System Managers Manual - Small Systems Metier Management Systems Ltd Jul 1983
Oasis SPP1000B Eprom Programmer Manual Sep 1983
Artemis - Information Processing and Reporting System User Guide Metier Management Systems Ltd Jan 1986
Artemis - Network Planning System - (Arrow) User Guide Metier Management Systems Ltd Jan 1986
Artemis - Network Planning System - (Precedence) User Guide Metier Management Systems Ltd Jan 1986

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH55920. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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