I am interested in acquiring and preserving these older HP computers and
associated peripherals, manuals and other documentation.
If you have any of this equipment or know where to find it, please send me an e-mail.
The HP Integral is an all-in-one portable computer that runs UNIX on a Motorola 68000 processor. It uses an electroluminescent screen and even has a ThinkJet printer on the top, in a similar concept to the HP 9866 printer on top of the 9830 computer from a decade prior.
The following appeared in the January 1985 issue of
IEEE Spectrum magazine.
One the more ambitious projects is the Hewlett-Packard portable computer, due to be announced this month. It uses the Motorola 68000 microprocessor operating at 8 megahertz and runs HP's version of the UNIX operating system, which is based in ROM in the computer. With UNIX and with the computer's 512 kilobytes of random access memory and 3 1/2-inch floppy-disk drive, it is multitasking, meaning it can runseveral programs at once. HP is offering a word-processing software package, dBase III, and development software for C, Fortran, and pascal. Although it is targeted mainly for technical users and software developers, the word-processing and data-base packages make it adequate for business use as well.
The 11-kg HP portable computer comes in a compact case complete with an ink-jet printer and a flat-panel electroluminescent display 9 in. diagonally that can hold 32 lines of text with 80 characters per line. It costs $4500.
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