|Operating system||MS-DOS 3.3|
|CPU||Intel 80C86, 4.77 or 9.54 Mhz switchable|
|Storage capacity||20 MB harddrive; internal 3,5" floppy drive, 720 kb; external 5,25" floppy drive, 360 kb|
|Display||Graphic mode: 640×200; Textmode: 80×25|
|Touchpad||83 keys, QWERTY|
It was equipped with an Intel 80C86 processor at 9.54 MHz, 1MB RAM of which 384kB could be used for LIM EMS or as a RAMdisk, CGA graphics card, one 720kB 3.5" floppy drive and one 20MB hard drive (Some models had two floppy drives.) MS-DOS 3.30 was included with the laptop. It was the first laptop with a swappable battery pack. Its original price was $6499.
The T1200's hard drive had an unusual 26-pin interface made by JVC, incompatible with ST506/412 or ATA interfaces. Floppy drives were connected using similar 26-pin connectors. The computer had many unique functions, such as Hard RAM - a small part of RAM was battery-backed and could be used as non-volatile hard drive. Another function allowed to suspend the system or power control the hard drive (which was still dependent on the hard disk's on/off switch).
The Toshiba T1200xe is a later model of this laptop. It had a 12 MHz 80C286 processor and a 20MB hard disk drive. It also had 1MB of RAM expandable to 5MB.
In the mid-1980s, some court reporters were early adopters of computers for automating the transcribing of phonetic-based stenotype to standard English paper transcripts.
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