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This machine was derived from an unreleased machine known as the Chandra. Chandra was the codename for another RIOS design, and again it failed to get beyond the prototype stage due to IBM's pessimism about it's marketability. However, the design was produced and sold by other companies, notably as the Hitachi Prius 210, and as the Swift. Derivatives of this machine are still being produced, and have Pentium processors, and are rumoured to be getting SVGA screens, all in an A5 footprint. Curiously, it uses two of the PC110 camcorder batteries, and has three PCMCIA sockets - perhaps someone learnt a valuable lesson with their previous designs...
The Chandra was marketed in the UK as the Opti Talisman, with a P120MMX, 1GB hard drive, and an 8.4-inch TFT screen.
Our machine has a 40 MB memory, and an 810MB HD drive.
Manufacturer: Opti International
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