|Take a look at the Clip-art in M$ Powerpoint and find the symbol for PDA...|
This machine was produced by Atari in 1989. By the screen it says 16bit Personal computer. It looks quite high-tech but is it?
3 x 1.5V AA cells
|Production year: 1989||OS: DOS|
|Type: PDA||Display: None|
Lets have a look at it:
So what can I say about it?
- RAM: ? I have no idea. A DIR command on the internal drive reports 30336 Bytes free,
- OS: DIP OS 2.11 v1.074
Copyright (c) 1989 DIP
(Looks like DOS 2.11 to me though...)
- No backup battery. It does look like it retains power a few seconds, though, possibly long enough to change the batteries.
- A port marked 'Portfolio Bus' on the Righthand side.
- A mysterious slot on the lefthand side. Possibly for a removable memory card of some sort. (The OS allows for an A:)
- There are some applications built in, available by holding down a key marked with a Atari symbol and pressing the corresponding letter:
- W.Sheet - A spreadsheet program.
- Editor - A text editor.
- Address - A simple address register.
- Set up - To configure the system.
- Diary - A calendar/timeplanner app.
- Calc - A calculator program.
- (on the Z key)Menu - calls up a menu where you can choose between programs. (what for? All the programs already have 'hotkeys')
first off, I DO NOT LIKE machines that use 3 batteries. Particularly batteries that come in packs of 4. It's bigger and clumpier than it need to(there's lot's of space inside...)
I wish that I had the manual and accessories though. I will have to do a little search on the net and see what I can find.
If you look at what it has going FOR it, then possible DOS compability is a plus, on the OTHER hand, DOS compability isn't all that much to brag about.
Another thing it has going for it is a lot of loyal fans around the world. There is even new accessories being built by third-parties still.
Update: 27.08.2001. Received the User manual today. Added a Usage page.
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