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Amstrad Portable PPC 640

Portable PC with a full 640k of memory and two 720k floppy drives (twice as much storage as those old 360k ones!).

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Highly secure data - take the data floppy out of the B: drive and and lock it away!

Original manual included. Uses DOS - fast loading, stable, simple to use, no complicated graphics, windows, mind-boggling menus, etc. To get really techie-serious (add a hard drive or whatever) go to:

Uses 720k disks, and I'll give you about 200 (I found a lot more since taking the photos). If you really want that new-fangled colour, you can plug in an external monitor.

Built-in 2400 bps modem - much faster than those 300 bps ones we had before. Fast and efficient for text email (and hey, who really needs more than text?). It handled all my email for a couple of years. Yes true, that was way back when.

Included - some word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other programs, so tightly and efficiently written that, wow!, they each fit on a single floppy. No installation hassles either - just load and run. How advanced can you get? I can't guarantee that all the software is Y2K compliant, that's all.

Runs off 12v. Uses 8 alkaline D batteries or 10 NiCads, or a 240v adaptor, or a 12v car lighter adaptor (both the latter included). If you use dry batteries, I suggest you by shares in a manufacturer.

Very solid construction - look at that hinge compared with other portables! Works fine, no problems. I didn't have it turned on when I took the photos (duh), but guaranteed to work. Don't expect the brilliance of a modern display, of course ...

Comes with carrying bag and original manuals. Cost me $1400 new, but awww, twist my arm. So start at $1, no reserve.

I have the original packaging, and happy to ship. But it weighs about 10kg, and would cost about $30. Your call.

Pickup from Kelburn, Wellington.



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Amstrad portable PPC 640


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