Classic "Laptops"

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Mon Nov 10 18:07:37 1997

;-) Due to massive amounts of caffeine & sleep deprivation, Uncle Roger said:

>At 12:04 PM 11/10/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>Tandy improved the 100 with the 102 which has a lager screen.
>Actually, the 102 has the same size screen as the 100. Perhaps you're
>thinking of the 200? The 200 is a clamshell design (iirc) with 24x80
>screen. The 102 was simply a lighter, cheaper-to-make version of the 100.

Wha? Whoa! Mmmmmm, noper. The 200's screen had only twice the real estate
of the M100 -- it has a 40x16 screen. Yes it was a flip-top which was nice
(Get this -- the two halves are kept together during transit by *magnets*)
and is very easy to read for a non-backlit screen, but 80x24's were still a
few years away... Tandy got close on the Tandy 600 with 80x16, but the
display was wide, short, and much harder to read. (It wasn't backlit either.)

Here's a question: Anybody know how many Tandy 600's were made? I'd like to
know how rare mine is!

See ya,
Roger Merchberger       | Why does Hershey's put nutritional
Programmer, NorthernWay | information on their candy bar wrappers  | when there's no nutritional value within?
Received on Mon Nov 10 1997 - 18:07:37 GMT

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