Classic "Laptops"

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Sun Nov 9 12:39:11 1997

Kip Crosby wrote:

> There is a great machine called the AlphaSmart Pro, which is an RS 100 with
> a faster processor, PC and Mac data ports, etc. They're almost unheard of
> because they're sold only through the educational channel, but you can buy
> from the manufacturer. I think it's $295.

That description would have to be considered inaccurate, it's only got a
four-line display. And no programability -- it's basically a just a text
editor with the ability to dump into a desktop box. Or so I get the
impression from <>. I can't tell whether it
use a modem or not. It's definitely a descendent in its way, though. A
_LOT_ more memory and I won't believe the claimed battery life until I've
killed a set of Energizers in one.

I'll be showing the picture from the web page to the SO -- something tells
me that she'll want one -- it's cute. I'm intrigued that it supposedly
work as a replacement keyboard for a PC or a Mac. The web page says it's
$185, and presently they throw in a carrying case. The keyboard on the
I bought a few weeks back is as bad as any other Mac keyboard I've avoided
using over the years.
Ward Griffiths
"Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails 
of the last priest."  [Denis Diderot, "Dithyrambe sur la fete de rois"]
Received on Sun Nov 09 1997 - 12:39:11 GMT

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