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The Golden Age of HP Palmtop PCs
08-20-2016, 01:34 AM (This post was last modified: 08-20-2016 01:35 AM by hp41cx.)
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The Golden Age of HP Palmtop PCs
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08-20-2016, 09:28 PM
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(08-20-2016 01:34 AM)hp41cx Wrote:  Golden Age

Not really a collector, I have
95LX 512 kB
95LX 1MB
200LX 1MB
200LX 2MB
OMNIGO 100
Jornada 720
only the bare devices, thus not really qualifying as collectibles.

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08-20-2016, 11:54 PM
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(08-20-2016 09:28 PM)Guenter Schink Wrote:  Not really a collector, I have
95LX 512 kB
95LX 1MB
200LX 1MB
200LX 2MB
OMNIGO 100
Jornada 720
only the bare devices, thus not really qualifying as collectibles.

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Pretty good set of HP Palmtop machines, for a non-collector... Wink

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08-21-2016, 07:26 AM
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A 200LX with (1+4)MB RAM for trade?
PICS here
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08-21-2016, 08:24 PM
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(08-21-2016 07:26 AM)Csaba Tizedes Wrote:  PICS here
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08-21-2016, 08:34 PM
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08-29-2016, 07:49 PM
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(08-20-2016 01:34 AM)hp41cx Wrote:  Golden Age

AFAIK the Atari Portfolio was a bit ahead of the HP95LX so the former was the first portable MS-DOS machine (although the latter was much more useable).

Just one 200LX here (and no Portfolio although I have most other Ataris ;-)
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08-30-2016, 03:11 AM (This post was last modified: 08-30-2016 03:12 AM by Adam Vaughn.)
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My first HP palmtop was a 200LX. Like with their calculators, I had no idea they'd made them until I spotted one 'in the wild'. In this case, it was at an antique radio-related swap meet, of all places. I got it for $50, and was immediately intrigued with what it was capable of. I downloaded applications off of the 'net, copied them to a 32MB Sandisk flash card, loaded it into the 200LX, and I was off to the races.

Unfortunately, it met its end after taking a tumble onto the floor, shattering the screen. I attempted to find a replacement through this forum and other means, ending up with a nice 660LX Windows CE palmtop in the process; it was nice, but not quite the same. Some time later, I did find another 200LX, again in an unexpected place, this time a ham radio flea market. Got this one for $20, and it even came with a manual.

This past spring, coincidentally at another instance of the same 'hamfest' I found the 200LX at, I picked up a HP OmniBook 300 for $40. While bigger than the standard palmtop, it is still quite small by laptop standards, and seems like a 'grown-up' version of the 200LX, including looks-wise. It once again has DOS 5.0 in ROM, this time complemented by Windows 3.1! The little 'mouse' which pops out from the side of the case is a bit awkward, but works fairly well. Here are some side-by-side comparison shots of the two:
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