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Jake
Posted 2017-09-03 10:04 PM
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http://www.tankraider.com/DOSPALMTOP/list.html

Many of these were complete news to me.

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Posted 2017-09-04 8:02 AM
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Pretty impressive list. Even Lexmark, which made its name in printers, came out with a couple of DOS palmtops?

Those NEC models bear a strong resemblance to the MobilePro 700 series. Wonder if they were the same size.
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Rich Hawley
Posted 2017-09-04 8:57 AM
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They were CEGeek, but what they don't tell you is that the MS-DOS was very locked down. NEC had their custom overlay of apps for the user and to get into the OS was difficult at best. Expansion was for data files only. Battery life was crappy. Graphics were all sprites. Limited dos commands...these were more of pda than a handheld pc.
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Jake
Posted 2017-09-04 2:40 PM
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Hewlett Packard Omnibook 425--Win 3.1 running on 4 AAs? That would be very cool. Hard to print these days, I guess, but 16-bit WinWord 6.0 is still awesome software. Getting on-line would be tough, too, but what a lot of fun to try. I'd have to dig out my Arachne browser.

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Edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qJ88Jf1qtw

Guy's got the original Styrofoam, even.

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Rich Hawley
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Reminds me of my old Omnibook 800...but it came with Win95...still it had the built in mouse like that one...and getting online would actually be pretty easy with a pcmcia wired ethernet card...there were quite a few of them available...even back in the DOS days.

Lord I'm getting old when my first languages and operating systems were C/PM and PC Dos...
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Jake
Posted 2017-09-04 4:24 PM
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Well, Rich, I've got you beat: my first computer language was Abacus.

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Rich Hawley
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Ha Jake...didn't say my first computer, said my first operating systems...the Abacus uses the denary operating system....lol.

My first computer was a Superpet 9000, then a B-128, TRS-80, C64, Zenith 150, Amiga 1000, Mac SE, Powerbook Duo, Commodore PC10, about a dozen homebuilts from the 486 & Cyrix 586 days, a few Pentium machines and of course, a few Handspring Visors, every Mocilepro ever built, a few Jornadas, nearly every pocketpc manufactured. And a few others that I have forgotten I even owned.

My desktop is now an old Gateway E4610S with core 2 duo. I use my Skeye Pad as a marine GPS and chartplotter, and just fool around now and then with my 900 and 900C...but don't really use them much for anything. Even this post is from my recliner using an Asus ME181C Android tablet.
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Jake
Posted 2017-09-05 11:54 AM
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Geez, you had the Trash 80 AND an Amiga. Leading Edge Model D was my first desktop. Then a series of offbrand laptops with nightmarish weight and suspect hardware.

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