It contains in ROM MS-DOS 5.0 plus a Lotus 1-2-3 plus an excellent Lotus designed set of PIM
It is the only PDA with a separate numeric keypad ( as far as we know).
It has an Intel 80186 derived CPU running at 7.91 Mhz, and up to 4MB memory onboard as
standard, plus optionally extra memory on a memory extension board.
And using an LX may be addictive!!
And, as you can see on this website, or others, memory extensions (sometimes up to 64MB) ,
double speed, and backlight upgrades are available. And you can still get support and
maintenance here on 200lx.net
, at Thaddeus
Official HP page:
The 'competition' (Thaddeus) :
Ask HP by downloading the manual (PDF)
Palmtop - (English) User's Guide
And if you want to know ALL about the 200LX: Daniel Hertrich's website
Specs in general:
Dimensions:16 x 8.64 x 2.54cm (6.3" x 3.4" x 1") (e.g. really
Weight:312g (11oz) with batteries
And a near infinity of applications freely available at the
Limitations are: Up to CGA graphics, and runs allmost all MS-DOS real mode
Memory (as last sold by HP)
- MS DOS 5.0
- Pocket Quicken
- Lotus 1-2-3 release 2.4
- cc:mail Remote
- Data communicatons
- Appointment Book
- Phone Book
- HP Financial Calculator
- Memo Editor with Outliner
- World Time and Stopwatch
- Application Manager
- System Macros
- Setup Utility
Standard PC Architecture and Central Processing Unit (CPU)
- 3 MB ROM
- 2 MB RAM (HP F1061A), 4 MB RAM (HP F1216A)
But up to 96 MB versions sometimes available.
(And some people have upgraded their lx's to 128MB, but that is
a very major effort.)
- PCMCIA version 2.0 card slot
- Read and write to flash disk cards
- IBM PC architecture
- Intel 80 C186 CPU running at 7.91 Mhz
Internal support for double speed, up to 16Mhz. Upgrades available
at Thaddeus, Hermocom or 200lx.net available. Some 18 or 20Mhz upgrades are available using special crystals and drivers
developed in Japan
- CGA-compatible FTN liquid crystal
- 80 columns by 25 rows, 640 x 200 pixels
- Zoom options
- Familiar QWERTY layout ( also other language layouts available!)
Note: Spanish, French and German versions abound. But many other
languages are inside natively supported! Czech, Hebrew, Russian etc. You'l need some
'rub-off ' lettering for your keyboard.
- Separate numeric keypad
- 10 function keys
- 8 software application access key
- Built-in 9 wire serial interface for connection to RS-232 devices
- Built-in infrared transmitter/receiver up to 115K bps for HP 200 LX to HP 200 LX and
other wireless communications.
- Built-in printer driver supporting these serial printer types:HP Laserjet, Epson FX-80,
- PCMCIA version 2.0 plug in card slot for running PC software and expanding I/O memory:
optional disk card available
(note: Native support up to 256MB cards, including Compact Flash
with adapter. Larger cards supported with a driver)
- Optional HP F1021 B Connectivity Pack for file transfers between an HP 200 LX and a DOS
- Two 1.5V AA main batteries
- One 3V CR2032 coin cell backup battery
- Optional 1.5V AA rechargeable batteries
Note: Runs many days on NiMH rechargeable photo batteries. Use
charging these NiMH's)
- Optional adapter: HP F1011 A available in worldwide configurations for powering unit
and recharging Ni Cd batteries
Note: This is a ' negative tip' 12V .8A charger.
Most standard chargers are 'positive tip' : Watch out for this.
But most any 10-12 volt negative tip .8A or
higher will do. (Preferably a switched power supply).
What does a 200LX not have:
- Operating temperature 0º to 40ºC (32º to 104ºF)
- Storage temperature 0º to 60ºC (32º to 140ºF)
- Humidity :90% relative humidity 40ºC (104ºF ) maximum
- backlight. Perfect in daylight or bright lighting though.
- MS-Windows support (unless you want to use Windows 3.0, then it also runs Word 2.0 and
Excel 1.0 for Windows, slowly.)
- WIFI support
- Linux support - but there is a nice set of MS-DOS executables from awk to xstr available.
Ask us where.
- A printer port
Let's accept it, obsolete hardware except for a few tens of thousands diehards. Therefore
this site exists. We are a stubborn lot. But we have parts enough for several years. And a
limited amount of complete systems.
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