HP OmniBook

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An HP OmniBook XE3 laptop

HP OmniBook is a range of laptop personal computers created by Hewlett Packard.

OmniBook 300[edit]

The HP OmniBook 300 (OB300) is a "superportable" laptop released in 1993 that weighed only 2.9 pounds and measured 1.4 × 6.4 × 11.1 inches. It is powered by an Intel 386SXLV processor, featured a full-size keyboard, a pop-up mouse, and a 9-inch VGA screen.[1][2][3] It had two PCMCIA slots for additional memory, modem, network card or other peripheral. One of its outstanding features was "Instant On". It was sold in three storage configurations: no mass storage (F1030A at $1515 USD), 10MB flash disc (F1031A at $2375 USD), or 40 MB hard drive (F1032A at $1950 USD). Compared to the hard drive, the flash memory disk reduced the weight and storage capacity but increased battery life. It came with reduced copies of MS-DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.1. Due to storage limitations, the OmniBook 300 included Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word pre-installed in ROM, which was and remains unusual to this day.[4] The "International English" version of the OmniBook 300 used code page 850 (rather than the more common code page 437) as hardware code page.

Models[edit]

  • OmniBook 300 — launched in 1993 (F1030A/F1031A/F1032A)
  • OmniBook 425 (F1033A/F1034A/F1036A)
  • OmniBook 430 (F1035A/F1037A/F1038A)[5]
  • OmniBook 500
  • OmniBook 510
  • OmniBook 530
  • OmniBook 600
  • OmniBook 800
  • OmniBook 900
  • OmniBook 2000
  • OmniBook 2100
  • OmniBook 3000
  • OmniBook 4000
  • OmniBook 4150
  • OmniBook 4400
  • OmniBook 4500
  • OmniBook 5000
  • OmniBook 5500
  • OmniBook 5700
  • OmniBook 6000
  • OmniBook 6100
  • OmniBook 6200
  • OmniBook 7000
  • OmniBook 7100
  • OmniBook XE2
  • OmniBook XE3

The range was discontinued following the acquisition of Compaq by Hewlett Packard.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HP Virtual Museum: Hewlett-Packard OmniBook 300, 1993". Hewlett Packard. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ "The OmniBook 600: Cute but Quirky". Cs.hmc.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Hardware". The HP Palmtop Paper. Thaddeus Computing. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  4. ^ "HP Computer Museum". Hpmuseum.net. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  5. ^ http://www.computerwoche.de/a/windows-3-1-arbeitet-auch-im-enhanced-mode-hewlett-packard-erweitert-die-festplatte-der-omnibook-pcs,1120957

External links[edit]

Official HP pages
Others