Ericsson Portable PC

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Ericsson Portable PC
Also known as EPPC
Manufacturer Ericsson
Type computer
Release date 1985; 32 years ago (1985)[1][2][3][4]
Introductory price US$2,995 (equivalent to $6,669 in 2016)[2]
Operating system MS-DOS 2.1[2]
CPU Intel 8088 CPU @ 4.77 MHz
Memory 256 kB of RAM (Expandable to 512kB)[2]
Storage half height 5-1/4 inch, 360K-byte Floppy disk drive
Display Orange Gas Plasma display (25 line by 80 column)
Graphics 640 x 400 pixel
Input detachable keyboard
Connectivity parallel and serial ports, expansion port, second disk drive port
Power AC Power 110-240V (No internal batteries)
Weight 8 kg (15 pounds)

The Ericsson Portable PC (EPPC) was created by Ericsson in 1985.[1] It was a small computer with a weight of 8 kg. It had an Intel 8088 processor at 4.77 MHz and 256-512 kB of RAM.[2] An optional builtin thermal printer and modem was available.[2][3]

Appeared in the 23 (film).[5]


  1. ^ a b PC Portables:Ericsson Portable PC, By Alfred Poor, PC Mag, 10 Dec 1985, Page 135 - 136
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ericsson Turns New Leaf With 15-Pound Portable, By Charles Bermant, PC Mag, 14 May 1985, Page 35
  3. ^ a b News:New Products:The Ericsson Portable PC, InfoWorld, 22 Apr 1985, Page 26
  4. ^ Traveling Light, By Ron Sciblia, Popular Mechanics Feb 1986, Page 96-99 & 148
  5. ^ Starring the Computer - Ericsson Portable PC, The pair use the portable PC to hack from hotel rooms and phone boxes once they suspect their apartment is no longer safe.

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