DOS Palmtop: Elox Mini PC Details and specs

Elox Mini PC

About this machine:

An italian Memorex Commuter Computer Clone. Same specs as the Memorex and pretty nice branding. Only difference i see is that the left side comes with a proprietary port for the external floppy and the serial port is on the right side. Otherwise identical to the Memorex, it even comes with the US keyboard. I guess Italians were never meant to get localized editions of palmtops.


CPU: 80C88-8 (CMOS) @ 4.77Mhz(default) or 7.16Mhz (Turbo mode)
Graphics: Monochrome CGA, 80 x 25 character text mode, CGA 2 color monochrome graphics mode
Display: 640 x 200 monochrome Supertwist LCD , 4 grey scales, 7.2 inch
Memory (RAM): 640 KB
ROM (Software): 640 KB
I/O ports: RS232 Serial, PCMCIA 1.0 Type I slot, Parallel port, 20 Pin Mini D-Sub Connector (Floppy)
Sound: PC Speaker - Piezo
Operating System: DR-DOS 6.0
Software: Just some VERY basic PIM software.
Size: Length 11.0 cm, Width 27.3 cm, Height 2.9 cm
Powered by: 4 AA batteries - rechargable or non-rechargable or AC adaptor (optional accessory), CR2025 Lithium button cell as memory backup
Weight: 580 gram (21 ounces) without batteries
Special features: Full sized parallel and serial ports. Can use full 640 KB as RAM or 512 KB + 128 KB RAM Disk
Released: December 1991
Originally retailed for:: 980,000 Italian Lira
Clone of: Memorex Commuter Computer.
Similar models: ASI Pocket Computer, Super Mini Pocket Personal Computer

- Full size serial and parallel port
- Fully CGA compliant, so most CGA based DOS appz and games work
- Excellent keyboard

- PCMCIA Type I won't let you access any flash cards
- Not really the smallest Palmtop ever
- Power management is rather average
- Slow performance
- Small Memory
- Only one PCMCIA slot

Collector Value:
9 of 10

Usage Value:
7 of 10

Slow and big if compared to the HP 200LX. If you don't care about speed and definitely want full size ports you can give it a usability value of 10/10. I have never seen it in the wild - which i can however say for all Italian palmtops.

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