Chaplet Halikan LA-30A

A 286 portable similar to Toshiba 3200, but with backlit LCD instead of plasma and with battery pack, allowing it to work without power source for 1-1,5 hours (charging time: 3 hours when computer is off, 10 hours when on). It has ISA slots, but battery pack forced power supply to be external. It has 3.5" 1.44MB floppy disk drive and 40MB Conner hard disk. Graphics is also cheaper - It's CGA with Hercules compatibility, but LCD is not Hercules-compatible so only part of picture is displayed (Alt-left and right arrows scroll it).

Chaplet was Taiwanese computer manufacturer bought in 1999 by Toshiba. They released few notebooks with 286 and 386. Their last notebooks had 486 processors.

Manufacturer Chaplet

Origin Taiwan?
Year of unit 1989
Year of introduction 1989?
Type Laptop, PC
CPU Intel 80286, 12MHz
Floppy Disk 3.5", 1.44M
Hard Disk 40MB
Other media None
Graphics and display: CGA, monochrome backlit LCD, Hercules-compatible mode (no LCD).
Sound: PC Speaker
Keyboard and pointing device: Full-stroke PC keyboard without numeric part.

Power supply:

Male 5-pin DIN socket at computer

3,5 - Ground
1,4 - +17V DC, 3,5A
2 - NC

I/O:  - Serial port
 - Parallel port
 - DB9 video out
 - ISA slots
Possible upgrades: Memory with dedicated modules, 287 coprocessor
Additional peripherals:  Original bag

Well, this thing just boots to DOS. It should have a setup in ROM in which you can set settings, but in my unit it's damaged so it hangs when setting HDD geometry - it's needed to specify it using different software from DOS boot disk.

CMOS battery is in rear part, near ISA slots, it must be replaced or it'll leak.

Review in Computerworld newspaper from 1991 (Polish)
ROM dump