This laptop is an alternative for Toshiba T1000 series
laptops. It has no hard drive and totally no way to connect any. The
only data storage is floppy disk, using two 720kB drives. But it was
still too expensive for Polish economical conditions, so one University
could, in early 1990s, hardly afford one unit. It runs MS-DOS and is PC
compatible. Screen is monochrome LCD, it's not backlit so quality is
very poor (I think I can risk to say that worse than in Amstrad PPC),
even with inverted mode which can be enabled by switch on the back.
Bondwell is a brand known of their CP/M laptops Model 1, Model 2 and Model 8. B200 uses much technology from its ancestors.
Later B310 was introduced which had a hard drive instead of one floppy drive.
|Year of unit||1989|
|Year of introduction||1988?|
|CPU||Intel 80C88, 8MHz|
|Floppy Disk||2x 3.5", 720K|
|Graphics and display:||CGA, monochrome non-backlit LCD.|
|Keyboard and pointing device:||Full-stroke PC keyboard without
numeric part, numeric part on letter keys.
1 - Ground
|I/O:|| - Serial port
- Parallel port
- DB9 video out
|Possible upgrades:||None known|
Well, this thing just boots to DOS. Any error messages are coming from BIOS and are the same as in every PC XT, my unit had a dry solder in keyboard controller chip and I got "Keyboard missing" message.