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Zenith Data Systems
Z-171 PC

This innovative portable computer was one of the first to have a LCD display which was back-lighted! It also was one of the very earliest battery powered portable IBM compatible computers.

This lunchbox system was in fact made by Vadem and OEM'd by Zenith (Z170/Z171), Morrow (the Pivot), Osborne (Encore), and maybe others.

It was an excellent IBM compatible portable system, and was sold in considerable quantities to the US government and Navy.
Amazingly, this machine was Year 2000 compliant. In fact, the internal clock goes up to 2015.

Read the Osborne Encore for more info.

We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.
NAME  Z-171 PC
MANUFACTURER  Zenith Data Systems
TYPE  Portable
YEAR  1985
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke keyboard. 76 mechanical keys and 14 touch-sensitive functions keys
CPU  Intel 80C88
SPEED  4,77 MHz
RAM  256 KB (640 KB max.)
ROM  Unknown
TEXT MODES  80 x 25
GRAPHIC MODES  640 x 200 (CGA)
COLORS  back-lighted monochome blue LCD display
SOUND  Sound 80 Ohm, 2-inch built-in speaker
SIZE / WEIGHT  32,5(W) x 25,1(H) x 14,1(D) cm. Weight : 6 Kg.
I/O PORTS  Parallel connector, Serial connector, Monitor video output, RGB video output (located on the optional video board), phone (built-in modem), expansion bus
BUILT IN MEDIA  2 x 5.25'' disk-drives (360 KB each)
POWER SUPPLY  External AC adapter or battery powered
PRICE  27 500 F (France, september 1985)

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