DOS Palmtop: Lexicomp LC-8620 Details and specs

Lexicomp LC-8620

About this machine:

Quiz question - what's the difference between a Lexicomp LC-8600 and a Lexicomp LC-8620? Answer: the model name. Although that is only half the truth. The difference between the LC-8620 and the LC-8600 is not really clear. I guess that the LC-8600 is the 1MB model and the LC-8620 the 2MB model? From an old promo description the Kittyhawk and the modem were "options", so you could probably get both models with or without these. My Lexicomp Gradebook actually still has the old LC-8600 sticker on the back, but a modem built-in - however it came without the HDD.


CPU: F8680A @ 7/14 MHz (Standard/Turbo)
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): 2 MB (Maybe also available with 1MB)
ROM (Software): 1 MB
I/O ports: RS232 Serial, 1 x Parallel, 1 x PCMCIA Type II slot, 2400/9600 fax modem
Sound: PC Speaker - Piezo
Operating System: MS-DOS 5.0
Software: Just some VERY basic PIM software.
Size: Length 11.8 cm, Width 22.8 cm, Height 3.2 cm
Powered by: 3 AA batteries - rechargable or non-rechargable or AC adaptor (optional accessory), CR2025 Lithium button cell as memory backup
Weight: 765 gram including batteries
Special features: Full sized parallel and serial ports. 40MB Harddisk. Built-in modem. Can boot from PCMCIA.
Released: 1993
Originally retailed for:: Unknown
Clone of: Not a clone
Similar models: Lexicomp LC-8600, Lexicomp Gradebook

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

- Not really the smallest Palmtop ever
- Power management is pretty bad if you use the HDD
- Only one PCMCIA slot

Collector Value:
9 of 10

Usage Value:
8 of 10

Pretty cool machine because of the HDD. If you need the modem then you must get the 8620. Not so practical, but nice collectors piece.

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