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A > AMSTRAD  > NC 100


 

This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Amstrad  NC 100 computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message! For other purposes like sales messages, hardware & software questions or information requests, please use our main forum.

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Sunday 13rd March 2016
David Simkin (Australia)

I purchased an NC100 in 1992 for $A399 to type menus for my restaurant. I later purchased a 512K memory card for $189!
The Australian flyer proudly boasts "In 10 seconds flat, anyone can use it" and was promoted as the "Amstrad Notepad".


Saturday 1st November 2008
Dirk Hillbrecht (Germany)

I purchased an NC 100 around 1994 for 200,- DM (approx. 100,- EUR) in a local electronic store. It served me for more than two years in my studies where I used it to type the lectures directly into the system. With all my classmates writing by hand this was really exotic back those days. I used kind of a "simplified" LaTeX notation which I converted into "real" LaTeX on my computer at home using some scripts in a Linux environment. this setup allowed me to type even complex mathematical formulas almost error-free in realtime!

I still have the device and while not using it any more today, I will keep it - it was my first "Laptop"...


Monday 24th May 2004
Brian K. Hahn (USA)
www.8bit-micro.com

The Amstrad NC-100 is closely related to the Tandy WP2 in that both have have mainboard manufactured by Citizen CBM Division.
As a collector, I recently aquired an NC100. I found the display rather dim, but everything else about the unit was impressive. I have since aquired Citizen Hi-Contrast displays for the NC100. I upgraded my unit and it looks great and very crisp. If anyone is interested I can do the same for them.
Please visit my Amstrad NC100 page at: http://www.8bit-micro.com/amstrad-nc100.htm





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