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This is a luggable IBM-PC compatible system. It tends to offer an all-in-one solution for the perfect 80's business man. Back in 1983 it was the first Japanese computer completely IBM-PC compatible (hardware & software).

It has a built-in thermal printer (80/132 columns, 8.5'' wide) using paper-rolls. This was quite useful where you were on the move, but the weight of the whole system is also quite impressive. It is maybe transportable but surely not portable !
It was also possible to connect a more sophisticated printer through the Parallel port.
There is a 9'' CRT green display built-in along with a brightness control.
An interesting feature is that you can also connect the Sr Partner to an external color monitor, thus unleashing the fantastic power of this ultra-modern laptop...err. Maybe not, but you can at least enjoy CGA color graphics (640 x 200 with 4 colors, wow).

Apparently there were several models with different storage configurations : one 5''1/4 disk-drive (360k), two 5''1/4 disk-drives, one disk-drive and one hard-disk (10Mb, 20Mb)...

On the original disk, the MS-DOS ver 2.0A and Basic v2.0 were delivered.

Presented at the Las-Vegas Comdex in november 1983, the Senior Partner was proposed for 2495$ with Wordstar, Visicalc, PFS-File, PFS-Graph, PFS-Report and GW-Basic.

Panasonic, along with National and Technics were brands owned by the Matsushita japanese group.

Please consider donating your old computer / videogame system to or one of our partners from anywhere in the world (Europe, America, Asia, etc.).


I friend was cleaning out his basement and passed along his RL-H7000W. It has 2 5 1/4 drives but no HD. Fired right up on DOS 2.11. I''d love to install a hard drive into this. Anyone know if that is possible? I found an ad for one of these and the 7100 model had a whopping 10MB HD in it..

Wednesday 25th May 2022
~Von (United States)

Please ho can give me or if have a link to download a copy of the Boot Disk MS-DOS 2.0 for this computer , thank you!!

Wednesday 29th September 2021
Diego Romero (Argentina)

@Patrick DePalma are you sure you don''t know where the cable is? It''s not removable, but it tucks away in a hole next to the screen. The cap for the hole wraps around the cable so it doesn''t fall back into the recess, but if that snaps, you might find the cable is inside the machine. I, too, thought I had no cable and would have to make one up myself (connector on the keyboard is just a mini-DIN. But when I opened the receptacle, expecting to find a panel-mounted connector, I found the jack attached to a length of curly keyboard cable.

Tuesday 28th September 2021
Brian Tristam Williams (South Africa)


NAME  Senior Partner
TYPE  Transportable
YEAR  ? 1983
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke QWERTY keyboard with numeric keypad and function keys
CPU  Intel 8088
SPEED  4.77 Mhz
CO-PROCESSOR  optional 8087 mathematic co-processor
RAM  128 kb (512k max.)
ROM  16 kb
TEXT MODES  80 x 25
GRAPHIC MODES  CGA graphics :320 x 200 (4 colors), 640 x 200 (2 colors)
COLORS  Monochrom (built-in 9 inch CRT green display) and 4 colors (CGA) with external monitor
SOUND  Beeper ?
SIZE / WEIGHT  14 kg
I/O PORTS  Serial/RS232c, Centronics/Parallel, 1 x ISA expansion slot, RAM expansion slot, RGB monitor ouput
BUILT IN MEDIA  Model RL-H7000 : 1 x 360k floppy + optional second floppy
Model RL-H7000W : 2 x 360k floppy drives
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in PSU. Doesn't work with any fuse less than 20 Amp !...
PRICE  $2495 (USA, november 1983)

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