In 1989 ATARI introduces the Portfolio
making it the world's first palm top computer. The price
was US $400.00.
It's 8 inches wide, 10 inches long,
1 inch tall and weighs 17.5 ounces. Its LCD screen is 4.5 inches by 1.2
inches and contains 8 screen lines and 40 screen columns, which are displayed
with 240 by 64 pixels.
It includes 5 built-in programs:
Spreadsheet (Lotus 1-2-3 compatable)
Remember Terminator II?
This was the computer used to rob
the ATM machine.
The back of the Portfolio
CPU; Intel 80C88 - 4.92Mhz processor
Operating System; The English
firm DIP developed the Portfolio and the DIP operating system, which is
compatible with MS-DOS version 2.1.
Accessories and Interfaces:
Ram Cards; These cards, which are slightly
larger than a credit card, expand the memory of the device.
Portfolio Bus; Manages all of the data
transferred to a PC.
The PC Card Drive allows you to exchange
files between your PC and your Portfolio.
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