See also: Portable Information Devices | Hewlett Packard
Home Page: http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/product.jhtml?lc=en&pagetype=pt200lx
The Hewlett Packard 200lx is a true 8086 DOS palmtop featuring a clamshell-style case with a “chicklet” key-style nearly-full keyboard. It has a non-backlit CGA monochrome LCD screen.
A number of people hack their 200lx to crystal overclock it, upgrade internal memory, add backliting or an external headphone jacket.
Because the 200lx natively runs DOS, and even has a multiboot feature, it can easily run any of the tens of thousands of applications available for DOS.
There were some efforts to hack minix to work on the 200lx, with very limited success. Linux will never run on the 200lx, as it requires a 386dx, but ELKS probably will.
HP decided to switch to the Windows CE-supporting palmtops in their HP Jordana-series of palmtops, even though the 200lx was still a moneymaking operation.
Support (sales, repairs, software, advice) may still be found at The Palmtop Paper
- Games for the 100lx and 200lx
- hplx.net Networking FAQ
- Ethernet CardBus PC Card – has 200lx support
- The Fun! Factory – Classic Computer Games for the 95lx 100lx and 200lx
- HP Palmtop Software by A. Garzotto
Upgrades and such
Be prepared to integrate Japanese character set support into your browser and pipe things through a translator if you really want to dig around with google.
- Hewlett Packard 200lx – 8086 DOS Clamshell Palmtop – Sy‘s notes and resources, some of which made it here. =)
TakeDown.NET -> “HP-200lx”