200LX.NET - The LX parts shop


What is an HP 200LX?

(Text below freely adapted from HP's official specs, plus pointers to other sites)

A 200LX is an PIM build as an XT-like handheld PC with a 640x200 black-and-white screen, capable of running most MS-DOS software up to CGA resolution out of hand - literally, running several weeks on two standard AA batteries or rechargables!  (out of power/ run into the next shop or gas station and buy 2 AA's for another month of  work!)

It contains in ROM MS-DOS 5.0 plus a Lotus 1-2-3 plus an excellent Lotus designed set of PIM applications.
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!!
200LX image

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 or Hermocom.

Other definitions:

Official HP page: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=59384&

The 'competition' (Thaddeus) :
http://www. palmtoppaper.com/HP200.asp

Ask HP by downloading the manual (PDF)
HP 200LX 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 pocketsized!)
Weight:312g (11oz) with batteries

Built-in applications
And a near infinity of applications freely available at the SUPER site. Limitations are: Up to CGA graphics, and runs allmost all  MS-DOS real mode applications.
Memory (as last sold by HP)

Standard PC Architecture and Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Display
Keyboard layout
Input/output
Power
Operating Requirements
What does a 200LX not have:

- 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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