Hewlett Packard HP 110
|These are not your usual wimpy batteries. They are 2V/2.5AH Lead-Acid cells, and can deliver up to 400A in an instant. No lag, no problem, just instant power. It won't last long, though.|
The HP Portable 110 is a strange thing...
3 x 2V/2.5AH Lead Acid
8V AC in?
|Production year: 0000||OS: DOS|
|Type: Portable||RAM: 272KB||ROM: 256|
|Display: Internal LCD||Resolution: 80x16 chars (640 x 1|
If we take a closer look at it, then it might be easier to understand:
- RAM:272KB allocated like this:
Default: 96KB RAM/176KB Disk
This could be changed in 4KB steps all the way to:
Max RAM: 256KB RAM/16KB Disk
- ROM: Contains both the OS and Standard Apps:
- MemoMaker - A Word processor.
- Lotus 1-2-3 - This Spreadsheet doesn't really need a further introduction...
- Terminal - A terminal emulator. No sign of any VT emulation or advanced file transfer protocols like X-modem, only a protocol called 'Modem7'. (Anyone know that one, please tell me about it)
- P.A.M - 'Personal Application Manager'. This is the shell program on the HP.
A few points about it:
- You can run DOS commands directly. Anything you type is visible on the third line from the top.
- You have access to a 'normal' DOS Prompt too. (Type EXIT to return to P.A.M)
- P.A.M can be used as a scheduler that can alert you to appointments or RUN DOS commands.
(Only if it's left in the P.A.M itself. It will postphone commands if left in an app)
- Other apps can easily be integrated into the P.A.M screen just by adding a simple text file.
- OS: MS-DOS V.2.11
- Power Supply: Not known. It's quite possibly 8V AC. I don't have the original PSU, but the only HP PSU that I have seen that uses the correct plug is 8v AC.
It makes sense though, since the plug doesn't have and up/down, inner/outer conductors, just two similar pins.
- RS232 - A 9Pin Serial port. Works up to 19200baud.
|Two mysterious two pin ports marked 'IN' and 'OUT'. These are HP-IL ports. Some sort of serial network to connect printers and disks.
(Will add some info about this system when I know more about it)
- Expansion: Allows for up to 8 disks on the HP-IL chain.
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