Reply 24080 of 24420, by nach
Kahenraz wrote on 2023-03-28, 14:28:
The problem with these early palmtopa is that the screen is a passive matrix, and these types of screens have already deteriorated significantly over the years. I've never seen one when they were new, but now they're all a blurry smeary mess. Does this device have a video output?
I think LGR did an episode on a device like this and highlighted these faults.[/quote.]
LGR did the Atari Portfolio one i think.
Yes. those screens suffer the vinegar syndrome soon or later. Here in Japan almost all the HP palmtops on sale have the syndrome or they have been repaired.
Luckily the NEC Mobilegears are still mostly intact, or at least all i find on sale are still ok. However most of the nec palmtops have a rubbery coat that is becoming a mush almost 30 years after.
Unfortunately no. Here are the complete specs of the one i have https://gadgets.notjakob.com/DOSPALMTOP/necmcmk12.html
BitWrangler wrote on 2023-03-28, 14:09:
Interesting machine, I'd love a little DOS palmtop. Possibly the games discussed in this thread, which are in the main able to be emulated by CGA emulator on Hercules, may be less difficult for you, or provide a pool with higher number of them working than random.... Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games
Thank you for the thread link, i have checked it but ufortunately most of the games on that thread don't work thanks to the extra 40 pixels of the screen and a not very compatible cga emulator/driver or the keyboard doesn't respond when executing them (main reason of my compatibility thread Nec Mobile Gear MSDOS palmtops. Trying games but mostly keyboard not working. My compatibility list, 413 Games April 7 )
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