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HP OmniBook 300 find!
05-08-2016, 07:35 AM
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HP OmniBook 300 find!
Hello everyone. I don't post here a whole lot, but I've had a pretty healthy collection of HP stuff going for some time. One of my favorite not-quite-calculator gadgets of theirs is the 200LX DOS-based palmtop computer, of which I've owned two examples (one of which took a tumble a few years ago, and suffered a cracked screen). It's rather outdated nowadays, but is quite capable nonetheless, and runs for a long time on a pair of AA batteries.

Anyway, while looking around at a recent 'hamfest', I found something which looks for all the world like its big brother, an OmniBook 300. It came with the original box, power supply, (likely dead) NiCad battery pack, and a few manuals. It gives a few BIOS-type errors upon start-up, but once those are gotten past, it boots to Windows 3.1 from ROM, and seems to work fine. Anyway, here are some pictures:
[Image: omnibook300_box.jpg]
[Image: omnibook300_front1.jpg]
[Image: omnibook300_front2.jpg]
And here are some pictures of it alongside my 200LX. The resemblance is almost uncanny...
[Image: omnibook300_200lx1.jpg]
[Image: omnibook300_200lx2.jpg]
[Image: omnibook300_200lx3.jpg]
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HP OmniBook 300 find! - Adam Vaughn - 05-08-2016 07:35 AM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Thomas Radtke - 05-08-2016, 09:32 AM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Dave Britten - 05-08-2016, 12:39 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Thomas Radtke - 05-08-2016, 01:01 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Adam Vaughn - 05-08-2016, 06:31 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Dave Britten - 05-08-2016, 08:56 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Adam Vaughn - 05-08-2016, 11:36 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - rprosperi - 05-08-2016, 11:39 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Dave Britten - 05-09-2016, 12:42 AM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Adam Vaughn - 05-09-2016, 01:56 AM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Dave Britten - 05-09-2016, 02:54 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Adam Vaughn - 05-09-2016, 08:30 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Dave Britten - 05-09-2016, 05:17 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Adam Vaughn - 05-10-2016, 11:43 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Portablepower - 06-28-2017, 01:06 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - striegel - 06-28-2017, 03:02 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Portablepower - 06-28-2017, 03:26 PM
Omnibook 300 possible resources - striegel - 06-28-2017, 06:10 PM
RE: HP OmniBook 300 find! - Portablepower - 06-28-2017, 07:30 PM



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