DOS Palmtop: Fujitsu OASYS Pocket 3 Details and specs

Fujitsu OASYS Pocket 3





About this machine:

This is the only model of the OASYS Pocket series that comes with DOS. Like all Japanese machines this one also has rather nice specs (80286), but not really IBM PC compatible. The keyboard is Japanese NICOLA style, so not even ctrl, alt, del is possible. The only good news is that you can edit the autoexec.bat and have it boot directly to DOS instead of the Japanese menu. I really tried hard, but besides some text-mode appz and appz that were written especially for the Oasys Pocket 3 i was not able to run any appz on it - so it isn't really useful for us western users. This could have been a pretty nice machine, but as it is you can't do much with it besides writing a novel in Japanese.

Specs:

CPU: 80C286 @ 8 MHz
Graphics: Monochrome - Custom display mode, not compatible with anything but text mode
Display: 640 x 216 monochrome STN LCD , No grey scales, 7.3 inch
Memory (RAM): 1 MB
ROM (Software): 2 MB (Estimation)
I/O ports: Proprietary Serial, Proprietary Parallel, 2 x PCMCIA 1.0 Type I slot
Sound: PC Speaker - Piezo
Operating System: MS-DOS 3.1J (Japanese)
Software: Japanese OASYS word processor, Calendar, To-Do List, PC Communication, etc
Size: Length 11.4 cm, Width 22.5 cm, Height 2.40 cm ( 4.5 x 9.25 x 1.25 inch)
Powered by: 2 AA batteries - rechargable or non-rechargable or AC adaptor (optional accessory), CR2032 Lithium button cell as memory backup
Weight: 490 gram (18 ounces) including 2 standard AA and CR2032 batteries
Special features: none
Released: May 1994
Originally retailed for:: 99,800 Yen
Clone of: Not a clone, very unique
Similar models: NEC MC-MK32

Pros:
- Really nice Keyboard (If you don't mind it lacking Standard keys)


Cons:
- Pretty incompatible graphics mode
- Power management is rather bad.
- Only PCMCIA 1.0, so besides SRAM cards barely anything you can use it for.

Collector Value:
7 of 10

Usage Value:
1 of 10

Verdict:
Cool specs, but since it isn't really IBM PC compatible you won't be able to run much more than some text mode appz on it.


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