Sharp PC-E500S

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Sharp PC-E500S
PC-E500S.jpg
Sharp PC-E500S in RUN (BASIC programming) mode
Type Pocket computer
Introduced 1995
Predecessor Sharp PC-E500
Calculator
Entry mode Infix, BASIC,
Precision 10 (single precision)
20 (double precision; not available in CAL, MATRIX, and STAT modes)
Display Type LCD Dot-matrix
Display Size 4×40 characters
CPU
Processor Sharp SC-62015
Frequency 2.304 MHz
Programming
Programming language(s) BASIC
User Memory 32 KB
Firmware Memory 256 KB
Interfaces
Ports 1 vendor-specific (serial/printer/disk drive)
Other
Power supply 4 × R03 AAA
1 CR2016
Power consumption 0.09 W
Weight 340 g (including lid and batteries)
Dimensions 22×10.45×1.9 cm (lid closed)

The Sharp PC-E500S was a 1995 pocket computer by Sharp Corporation and was the successor to the 1989 PC-E500 model, featuring a 2.304 MHz CMOS CPU.

It came with 32 kB of RAM which could be upgraded to 96 kB. The monochrome LCD display had 240×32 pixels which could display four lines with 40 characters per line. The 256 kB system ROM also contained a BASIC interpreter which could be used to program the device. Printer and serial ports were also available.[1]

The PC-E500S had a weight of 340 g (with batteries) and was powered by four AAA batteries. It could, given its power consumption of 0.09 W, be used for about 70 hours on a charge.[1]

The most famous pocket computers were made by Sharp—they released the groundbreaking PC-1210 BASIC computer in 1980 (with 1K of memory) and continued making vastly superior variations until 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b PC-E500S Bedienungsanleitung (German manual). Sharp Corporation. 1995. p. 337/338.