Toshiba T3100e (2)
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The base T3100, released in 1986, consisted of an 80286 CPU running at 8MHz, our model the T3100e had a 12MHz 80286 CPU, 1MB RAM and a 20MB hard disk drive.
Storage included a standard 3.5" 720KB floppy diskette drive, and an internal 20MB hard disk drive. An optional external 5.25" floppy diskette drive could also be connected through the parallel/printer port. The T3100 also had a special optional "floppy link" cable, which allowed the T3100 to connect to and use the floppy drive on an IBM desktop system.
The T3100 had an interesting display adapter. It was fully CGA compatible, however it also had a special high-resolution (For the time) 640x400 display mode which is similar to and partially compatible with the Olivetti/AT&T 6300 graphics. The T3100 display was a 9.6" monochrome orange gas plasma panel capable of displaying this special hi-res mode, and other low-res modes. An external monitor could also be connected via a 9-pin RGB port.
Our model complete with mains cable and Toshiba soft carrying case was kindly donated by Neil Campbell
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