Fujitsu Stylistic 2300

YEAR: 1996

INITIAL PRICE:  $2900 -$3400 (depends on the version)

 

Today’s tablet PCs are very popular and there is no age for consumers, both young ones and older generations use them. The highest trend seems to be positive even in 2018. There are numerous devices like Asus Transformers, Microsoft Surface, Lenovo`s Yoga series etc. but today I want to catch up with their ancestors. 

I had done a lot of research on the web and there is a lot of info over there but people tend to mix-up the tablet or any touch device with the pen based computer. The first prototypes are very difficult to be called “mobile” in the modern sense, they costed a lot and the battery life usually was not that good.

Fujitsu Stylistic 2300 Specifications
The technical specifications for the Stylistic 2300 are given below 

Form Factor
Full-screen, tablet-size, pen computer 

Microprocessor 
233 MHz Pentium® MMXTM 
  32 KB on-chip (L1) cache 
  512 KB L2 cache 

System Memory 32 MB SDRAM 
Upgradeable to 160 MB 

BIOS 512 KB flash ROM 

Bus Architecture 
PCI, CardBus 

Operating Systems 
Windows NT® Workstation 4.0 with PenX 1.51 
Windows® 98 with Pen Services 2.0 and PenX 1.51
Windows 95 with Pen Services 2.0 and PenX 1.51 

Hard Disk Drive

6.0GB, Ultra ATA, shock-mounted 

Expansion 
Two Type II or one Type III PC Card slots, Ver. 3.0 
CardBus, Zoomed Video 

Displays 
Color Transflective (CTF) SVGA LCD 
  Outdoor and indoor use
Backlit, 8.4″ (213 mm) diagonal
0.21 mm dot pitch
800 x 600 SVGA resolution, up to 4,096 colors
 

Active Matrix (TFT) SVGA Color LCD 
  Backlit, 8.4″ (213 mm) diagonal
0.21 mm dot pitch
800 x 600 SVGA resolution, up to 262,144 colors
 

Digitizer 
Electromagnetic tablet
1016 points/inch resolution
133 points/second sampling rate 

Audio
Sound Blaster® Pro compatible
Full duplex 
Built-in microphone and speaker 
Mono microphone jack 
Stereo headphone jack 
Line-in and line-out jacks on port replicator 

Interfaces 
Built-in connectors 
Keyboard/mouse (PS/2 connector) 
Serial A (RS-232C) 
Parallel 
Monitor (DDC)
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 
Floppy disk drive 
DC-in 
Microphone
Headphones (stereo) 
RJ-11 jack (U.S. and Canada only) 

Infrared port 
IrDA 1.1 (FIR 4 Mbps) 

High-usage docking contacts 
Keyboard 
Mouse 
DC-in 

System interface connector (port replicator) 
PS/2 mouse 
Serial B (RS-232C), replaces IrDA 
USB, 2 ports; acts as self-powered hub
Audio line-in 
Audio line-out 
(All built-in connectors are also replicated.) 

Power
4500 mAh lithium ion battery pack 
Autosensing 100-240V, 50/60 Hz AC adapter 

Battery Life 
Up to 5 hours (application and display dependent) 

 

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