DOS Palmtop: Poqet PC Prime Details and specs

Poqet PC Prime (Fujitsu Poqet PC)

About this machine:

If you have read my article about the Poqet PC Classic you already know everything about it. The only difference between the classic and the prime is the RAM which was boosted from 512 KB to a whooping 640 KB. The top lid style was changed a bit. And the power management was even more enhanced.


CPU: 80C88 @ 7 MHz
Graphics: Monochrome CGA, 80 x 25 character MDA text mode, CGA 2 color monochrome graphics mode
Display: 640 x 200 monochrome DSTN , 4 grey scales, 4.8 inch
Memory (RAM): 640 KB
ROM (Software): 768 KB
I/O ports: 2 x PCMCIA Type I slot, Proprietary expansion connector port (Serial, parallel, Floppy drive etc can be connected through this)
Sound: PC Speaker - Piezo
Operating System: MS-DOS 3.3
Software: Poqet Tools, Poqet Link
Size: Length 11cm, Width 22cm, Height 2.5cm (4.3 inches x 8.8 inches x 1 inch)
Powered by: 2 AA batteries or AC adaptor (optional accessory), CR2032 Lithium button cell as memory backup
Weight: 540 gram (1.2 lb) including 2 standard AA and CR2032 batteries
Special features: RAM can be configured as additional RAMDISK space for saving user files.
Released: March 1990
Originally retailed for:: Unknown. Probably under 1000 USD.
Clone of: Not a clone. Successor of the Poqet PC classic.
Similar models: Poqet PC Classic, Poqet PC Plus

- Outstanding battery life
- Fully CGA compliant, so most CGA based DOS appz and games work
- Large keyboard

- Performs rather slow
- Low RAM, even less if you use a RAMdisk
- Not much useful software on ROM
- PCMCIA Type 1 slot only accepts obscure SRAM memory cards and a few rare modems

Collector Value:
6 of 10

Usage Value:
5 of 10

Give it a usability value of 10/10 if the built-in appz are all you ever need. Although this is a fully CGA compliant palmtop it is rather large compared to the HP series, has only a proprietary I/O connector, it performs a bit slow and it has rather small memory. A tad better than the poqet PC classic but still not top of the line regarding usability.

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