Artifact Details


GridPad "Convertible" 2260 personal computer

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GRiD Systems Corporation

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Model number 2260
Serial number GPA04888


1 3/4 x 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.


Object consists of personal computer with tethered stylus.. The tether attaching the stylus to the computer appears to be braided cord without obvious conductors to electrically connect the stylus and the computer. Note that this stylus does not appear to have a switch - it is different from the stylus attached to the similar object, X2360.2002A (also a Grid 2260 computer), which has a obvious switch on the barrel.. There is a miniature D-shaped socket on the left side of the computer with two rows of sockets with 13 sockets in each row; it is unlabeled. The two rows of sockets are "squared-up," as in a conventional "Centronics-type" parallel-port connector, not staggered as in a conventional DB-type connector. This socket is unlabeled, but it mates with the connector on the end of the cable attached to the related Grid 3 1/2 inch external floppy disk drive, Object 102633293.. Under a hinged cover on the rear of the case protrusion to which the main battery docks, there are 2 DB-type connectors; one DB-9-P , tabled with a video-screen symbol and one connector with 15 sockets in three rows of five, labeled with a serial-port symbol.


Digital computer: portable / luggable


Gift of David Belknap

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