Packard Model 110

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Description: The HP 110 computer, also known as the HP Portable, is a portable MS-DOS computer produced by Hewlett-Packard. Probably the finest portable computer of its day, it has four-times the screen display

The HP 110 computer, also known as the HP Portable, is a portable MS-DOS computer produced by Hewlett-Packard. Probably the finest portable computer of its day, it has four-times the screen display as the popular but older TRS-80 model 100. and is screaming-fast at over 5 MHz.

The HP-110 is fairly heavy at 9 pounds, but has exceptional battery life, up to 16 hours. The operating system is MS-DOS 2.11, permanently stored in ROM. The BASIC programming language is not built-in, you have to load if from an external drive.

There is an enormous 256K of RAM, with MemoMaker, Lotus 123 and a terminal emulator built-in. Since the applications are executed directly from ROM, more RAM is available for user data.

The RAM is divided between system RAM and electronic disk emulation - a RAM-disk. Application data is stored on this virtual disk drive, which is fully MS-DOS compatible - it can even be formatted. Since the CMOS-based RAM is very power-efficient, stored data will be kept for months on a single charge.

On the down-side, there is no easy way to upgrade this system, as there are no internal expansion slots. It has no built-in floppy drive or hard disk, nor a standard cassette recorder interface.

The external ports are an HP-IL interface, a serial port, and a phone connection for the internal 300 baud modem, which works with the built-in terminal emulator.

The HP-IL interface is a two-wire, serial interface that can support up to 30 devices at once. Compatible devices include printers, the HP digital cassette drive, the HP-9114B battery-powered floppy drive (seen here on the right), and various test equipment.

One month after the HP 110 was released, BYTE magazine published a preview of the system, in June 1984.

In 1985, shortly after the HP 110 was released, HP came-out with the HP 110 Plus. or HP Portable Plus (model 45711A), priced at $2295, $700 cheaper than the 110.

It is very similar to the original 110, with these improvements:
  • 68% Larger screen: 80 x 25 text, 480 X 200 pixels.
  • RAM and ROM 'drawers' allow easy addition of up to 8 additional ROM applications and 512K of RAM.
  • Internal (optional) modem is now 1200 baud instead of the slower 300 baud.

This HP-110 Plus system has additional ROMs installed for Time Manager, HP and VT Terminal, as well as Microsoft BASIC.



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