Sharp PC-E500S in RUN (BASIC programming) mode
|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|
|User Memory||32 KB|
|Firmware Memory||256 KB|
|Ports||1 vendor-specific (serial/printer/disk drive)|
|Power supply||4 × R03 AAA
|Power consumption||0.09 W|
|Weight||340 g (including lid and batteries)|
|Dimensions||22×10.45×1.9 cm (lid closed)|
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.
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.
- PC-E500S Bedienungsanleitung (German manual). Sharp Corporation. 1995. p. 337/338.