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Amstrad Notepad NC100

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1992.

This note pad is as big as a A4 sheet of paper and very thin. It containes no heavy components and you can use 4 standard AA batteries to run it "portable". There are some built-in programs, simple in itself, but workable, as word processor, calculator, diary and address book. For quick launch you only had to press the colored keys. The memory was not too large, but could easily be expanded with a PCMCIA card.

It was quite common that handy users themselves wrote various programs to this machine. Amstrad Notepad NC 100 was perfect for those who needed a slender computer in the field. Afterwards you could connect to a stationary unit and exchange information.
Unfortunately Amstrad did chose the wrong way when they continued with the outdated Zilog processor. This model and models NC150 and NC200 was not persistent.

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Former owner: Daniel Eriksson, Floda

Technical data

 
Year 1992
Origin England
Manufacturer Amstrad
Name Notepad NC100
CPU Zilog Z-80
Speed 6 Mhz
OS BBC Basic, CP/M 3.0
ROM KB
RAM 64 KB up to 1 MB with a PCMCIA memory card
I/O ports PCMCIA slot, DC, serial, parallel
Text modes 80 x 8
Graphic modes 480 x 32
Colour Monochrome
Sound 3 channels, mono
Built in  
Power supply 4 AA batteries or AC adapter