DOS Palmtop: Sharper Image 386 Palmtop PC Details and specs

Sharper Image 386 Palmtop PC

About this machine:

Finally a PS-3000 from Sharper Image. Nice branding with a print on the screen bezel, but besides that just the Tidalwave PS-3000.


CPU: 80386 SXLV - 25 Mhz (Super low power CPU)
Graphics: Monochrome CGA, B/W LCD (80 x 25) 16 shade grade scale
Display: 640 x 200 (Dual scan super twist) , 7.2 inch
Memory (RAM): 2 MB (Supposed to be expendable to 4MB)
ROM (Software): 2.5 MB
I/O ports: RS232 Serial, 2 x PCMCIA 2.0 Type II slot, Parallel port
Sound: PC Speaker - Piezo
Operating System: MS-DOS 5.0
Software: MS Works 2.0, RacePen PIM (File manager, scheduler, phone book, etc)
Size: Length 11.5 cm, Width 24.5 cm, Height 3.0 cm (4.6 inch x 9.5 inch x 1.25 inch)
Powered by: 4 AA batteries - rechargable or non-rechargable or AC adaptor (optional accessory), CR2032 Lithium button cell as memory backup
Weight: 640 gram - 710 gram including batteries
Special features: Internal 2400/9600 fax modem (Supposedly an option)
Released: 1992
Originally retailed for:: 995 USD
Clone of: Not a clone. However all other models based on it can be considered clones.
Similar models: Tidalwave PS-3000, Mini Note ME-386

- Fully CGA compliant, so most CGA based DOS appz and games work
- Excellent keyboard
- Finally a 386 Palmtop

- Not really the smallest Palmtop ever
- Power management is rather bad

Collector Value:
10 of 10

Usage Value:
7 of 10

Give it a usability value of 10/10 if you need a 386. Really rare.


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