Sharp PC-1401

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Sharp Pocket Computer PC-1401

The Sharp PC-1401 is a small pocket computer manufactured by Sharp. It was introduced in 1983 and represents a combination of scientific calculator and computer with BASIC interpreter. The PC-1402 has the same features but includes 10K of RAM.

Technical specifications[edit]

  • CPU: Hitachi SC61860 (8-bit CMOS), 576 kHz clock frequency
  • 4 KiB RAM (Two 2К×8 CMOS Static RAM HM6116 chips)
  • 40 KiB ROM (SC613256 chip)
  • Display: monochrome LCD 16 digits (5×7 pixel) in 1 line (Controlled by SC43536 chip)
  • Integrated speaker
  • Keyboard: 76 keys
  • 11-pin connector for printer CE-126P and floppy controller CE-140F
  • Powered from two CR2032 batteries, power consumption less than 0.03 W
  • Size: 170×72×9.5mm, weighting around 150 grams

PC-1421[edit]

The PC-1421 is a variant of the PC-1401 for financial calculations. It differs from the PC-1401 only in the contents of its ROM.

PC-1430[edit]

The PC-1430 is a stripped-down variant of the PC-1401. The display and case are mostly the same (except for fewer keys), but the PC-1430 lacks the calculator modus (for calculations the BASIC mode has to be used), it offers less functions, only 2 KB RAM, and no speaker or buzzer.

PC-1450[edit]

The PC-1450 supports user changeable RAM cards: CE-211M (3070 bytes = 4 KB / Standard), CE-201M (7166 bytes = 8 KB) or CE-202M (15358 bytes = 16 KB).

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