HP 200lx

Mike

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Hi

Does anyone out there known much about the Hewlett Packard HP 200lx?
I stumbled across one on an ebay auction and may buy at some point in
the future since I collect old stuff like this. A quick google around
tells me that its an obsolete palmtop that had a full version of DOS
with CGA graphics and was 8086 compatible. There are a lot of dead
sites out there that used to support it.

What I really want to know is does anyone have one who knows if it
runs the REALLY old DOS games in all there glory. You know what I
mean - the sort of thing that is 17K and would run 1000 times too fast
on a mdoern computer if at all. The specs lead me to believe that
this is possible but has anyone actually done it?

Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks
Mike
 
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In article <8ccca585.0406140926.34852eb2@posting.google.com>,
mike <mike_uk31415@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
...
>the future since I collect old stuff like this. A quick google around
>tells me that its an obsolete palmtop that had a full version of DOS
>with CGA graphics and was 8086 compatible. There are a lot of dead
>sites out there that used to support it.

That's pretty accurate.

>What I really want to know is does anyone have one who knows if it
>runs the REALLY old DOS games in all there glory. You know what I
>mean - the sort of thing that is 17K and would run 1000 times too fast
>on a mdoern computer if at all. The specs lead me to believe that
>this is possible but has anyone actually done it?

It has CGA graphics, but to a 2-level (may be 4 level) LCD screen. So,
lots of things won't work.

But any mono games would be just Fine.


Craig
 

neville

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In article <8ccca585.0406140926.34852eb2@posting.google.com>, mike
<mike_uk31415@yahoo.co.uk> writes
>
>What I really want to know is does anyone have one who knows if it
>runs the REALLY old DOS games in all there glory. You know what I
>mean - the sort of thing that is 17K and would run 1000 times too fast
>on a mdoern computer if at all. The specs lead me to believe that
>this is possible but has anyone actually done it?
>
Unlikely because its screen is only text and if you want the whole 640 x
480 the characters are minute.

It is a fantastic machine for its time, and until the T3 or UX50 was the
only really portable spreadsheet on the market.

Physical reliability is suspect - after several mains adapters just
lasted for their year guarantee, and after two case splits I have had to
give up and move to Palm.
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Neville
 

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