Initial Price: 1199 USD
The Toshiba T1000 was a laptop computer manufactured by the Toshiba Corporation in 1987. It had a similar specification to the IBM PC Convertible, with an 4.77 MHz 80C88 processor, 512 kB of RAM, and a monochrome CGA-compatible LCD. Unlike the Convertible, it includes a standard serial port and parallel port, connectors for an external monitor, and a real-time clock.
Unusually for an IBM compatible PC, the T1000 contained a 256 kB ROM with a copy of MS-DOS 2.11. This acted as a small, read-only hard drive. Alternative operating systems could still be loaded from the floppy drive, or (if present) the ramdisk.
Along with the earlier T1100 and T1200 systems, the Toshiba T1000 was one of the early computers to feature a “laptop” form factor and battery-powered operation.
Adjustable 4.77 MHz operating speed
Reset button, AutoResumeTM
Memory: 512 kB RAM standard
Expandable to 1.2 mB
LIM EMS supported 3.2/HardRAM card/256kB ROM
Manufacturer: Toshiba Corporation /29 years ago
|Storage||1 x 720 kB 3.5″ floppy disk drive|
|Graphics||CGA card (16 kB RAM)|
|Power||9 VDC, 1.1A (+ = core; – = barrel)|
|Dimensions||310 × 280 × 52 mm|
Added to my collection in 2016, the unit was not starting up, it needed some repairs and some love. See the step to step repair here.