Artifact Details

Title

SPARC laptop

Catalog Number

102741672

Type

Physical Object

Date

c.1992

Manufacturer

Tadpole Technology

Place Manufactured

UK

Identifying Numbers

Model number S1 Printed on label on underside
Serial number S01JJ1018 Printed on label on underside

Dimensions

overall: 2 in x 11 3/4 in x 8 5/8 in

Description

This is a laptop using a SPARC microprocessor. In addition to a ful QWERTY keyboad, it has a small 8.5 inch flat panel display with four indicator LEDs to its right and "SPARCbook(r)" in red lettering and "TADPOLE" in gray lettering printed below it. There is a big square power switch on the right side behind the keyboard.

There is a 3.5" floppy slot in the left front, a battery compartment on the left rear. Behind an access door in the back there a connectors for DC power, DA15 female network connector, 8pin female mini DIN serial connector, 6pin female miniDIN mouse connector, female HD15 video connector, micro DB50 disk connector, RJ12 modem connector, and a buzzer.

The laptop, its power supply, SCSI cable and carry case came in a 2 layer custom foam package whose cover was embossed with "SPARCbook(R)" and "TADPOLE" molded into it.

Category

Digital computer/personal computer/laptop

Credit

Gift of Steven Stroh

Lot Number

X8444.2018

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