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|Here you see the Psion S3a's special 6pin connector. Contrary to belief, this isn't a serial port, but a 1.5Mb/s network port. |
Also, take note of how the battery-compartment has swung down to raise the unit into a more comfortable viewing/writing position.
2 x 1.5V AA cells
3V DC input
CR1610 Backup cell
|Production year: 1993||OS: SIBO|
|Type: PDA||Processor: V30|
|Speed: 7.68MHz||RAM: 512||Display: Internal LCD|
|Resolution: 0||FCC ID: ILP S3B|
It is strange, though, having the power of a PC in my pocket. I still use a S3 series computer, but nowadays it's a S3c model as it has a whopping 2MB RAM. It's just soo well suited for notetaking.
The keyboard is surprisingly good, but you need to develop a special technique to write quickly. What most users do is that they hold it in both hands and type with their thumbs. It may sound strange, it's possible to type almost as fast as on a normal keyboard after a little practice.
While the screen may appear B/W, it is in fact Black/Gray/White.
can you write programs on this machine as you can with the lz64?
Yes, and there are literally thousands of programs avaiulable on the net to prove just that. The S3a comes with a built-in programming-language 'OPL', now also known as 'OPL16' which is based on the OPL language found on the Org II series, but wastly expanded. (Procedures, loading modules, graphics, menu commands, event-hasndling, it has it all. )