hp100lx

Model:	100LX

General:
	Name:			none
	Code-Name:		Cougar
	Family:			-
	Logic:			-
	Features:		8086-compatible, MS/DOS, IBMPC, 19BII
	Firsts:			25x80 display, fast I/R
	Introduction:
		Date:		1993-05-04
		Price:		$749
	Discontinuation:
		Date:		?
		Price:		?
	Production-Run:		?

Display:
	Type:			LCD bitmap
	Size:			25 lines x 40 chars, 200 x 640 pixels
	Number-Formats:		-
	Annunciators:		^ shift arrow, lower left of main display
				* FN, lower left of main display

Data:
	User-Visible:
		Smallest:	-
		Largest:	-
		Signif.-Digits:	-
	Internal:
		Smallest:	-
		Largest:	-
		Signif.-Digits:	-
	Data-Types-and-Sizes:	-

Memory:
	Named-Registers:	-
	Flags:			-
	Register-Usage:		-
	Numbered-Registers:	-
	Program-Steps:		-
	Program-Editing:	-
	Program-Display:	-
	User-RAM-Bytes:		1024K
	Total-RAM-Bytes:	1024K
	ROM-Bytes:		2048K
	Machine-State:		memory
	File-Types:		MSDOS

Physical:
	Technology-Used:	CMOS?
	Processor:		80C186 at 7.91 MHz
	Chip-Count:		5 (CPU, 2 ROM, 1 RAM, Hopper)
	Power-Source:		2 AA cells (can be ni-cad), 1 CR2032, DC in
	Continuous-Memory:	yes
	Expansion-Ports:	1 PCMCIA 2.0 type II slot (sofware and bus
				addressing support two cards, but there is only
				one connector; software supports cards up to
				32 MegaBytes)
	I/O-Ports:		1 9-pin serial, I/R
	Clock:			yes, auto power off

	Length:			open 16 cm
				closed 8.64 cm
	Width:			16 cm
	Height:			open 16 cm
				closed 2.54 cm
	Weight:			312 g
	Temperature-Range:
		Operating:	0 to 50 deg C
		Charging:	0 to 50 deg C
		Storage:	-20 to 60 deg C
		Data-Retention:	0 to 60 deg C

Keyboard:
	Switches:		none
	Shift-Keys:		^, yellow, above
				FN, green, above/below
				CTRL and ALT are also shift keys
	User-Defined-Keys:	CHAR-F1 to CHAR-F10

Key-Arrangement::

**  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **

**  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **

**  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **

  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **    **  **  **  **

**  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  ******  **  **  **  **

**  **  **  **********  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **

Key-Labels-Base-Keyboard::

ESC   \     F1    F2    F3    F4    F5    F6    F7    F8    F9    F10   ^    ON
TAB FILER cc:MAIL APPT  PHONE MEMO  LOTUS HPCALC MORE <-    DEL   <     v     >
Q     W     E     R     T     Y     U     I     O     P     7     8     9     /
   A     S     D     F     G     H     J     K     L        4     5     6     *
CTRL  Z     X     C     V     B     N     M     ENTER       1     2     3     -
^     ALT   FN        SPACE         ,     .     MENU  ^     0     .     =     +

Key-Labels-^-yellow-above::

[]    |     HELP  []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []  OFF
|<    !     @     #     $     ^     &     (     )     []    []    []    []   []
[]    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    [     ]     {     }
   []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []       ;     :     '     "
[]    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    <     >     ?     _
[]    []    []    [            ]    []    []    BREAK []    CAPS  `     ~     %

The HELP label is in white and is not a shifted key.  The OFF label is
in white and it is not a shifted key.  The BREAK label is in gray and
is Ctrl-shifted.  The MENU key is white letters on black.  The main
keys are white, the numeric pad (789/...0.=+) is gray.  The
application keys are white icons on blue backgrounds, with the labels
in blue below the keys.

Key-Labels-FN-green-above/below::

[]    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []   PGUP  []
[]    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    SCRL  INS   HOME PGDN END
[]    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []   []
   []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []       []    []    []   []
[]    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []   []
[]    []    []         ZOOM         DATE  TIME  []    []  PRT SC CUT COPY PASTE

The labels in the first two rows are above the keys and the labels in
the last row are below the keys.  The FN key itself is white letters
on green.

Key-Labels-for-HP-CALC-white-below::

[]    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []  []
[]    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []  []
[]    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []   []
   []    []    []    []    []    []    []    []    +/-      []    []    []   []
[]    \v/x  f1/x  x<>y  Rv    LAST  STO   RCL   []    []    []    []    []   []
[]    []    []    [            ]    []    []    []    []    []    []    []   []

The labels in the first two rows are above the keys and the labels in
the last row are below the keys.

Programmable-Operations::

none

Non-Programmable-Operations::

ON + +	adjust contrast
ON + -	adjust contrast
ON + *	adjust gray mode
ON + /	flip white/black

CTRL + FILER	Setup
CTRL + cc:MAIL	Data Comm
CTRL + APPT	Stopwatch
CTRL + PHONE	Database
CTRL + MEMO	Note Taker
CTRL + LOTUS	DOS
CTRL + HP CALC	World Time
CTRL + MORE	System Macros

CTRL + SHIFT + ON	reset
CTRL + ALT + DEL	reboot
CTRL + ALT + Esc	automated test mode

ESC while turning on	Self Test

Menus::

none

Bugs/ROM-Versions::

This data is from swendl@sun.com (Stephan Wendl) and posted to News on
24 Oct 1995.

100LX ROM VERSIONS

Ver.	Ser.#	Comments

1.01a	SG3??	Original version.  Some were EPROMs.
1.02a	SG325	Infected by the HEU bug.
1.03a	SG336	HEU (sHift kEy bUg) fixed, speed up for carry-forward todos.
1.04a	SG342	Last ROM version prior to 2MB Model.  Does not need
		FS.COM that comes on the CPACK disk for the redirector.
1.05a	SG351	Added support for 2MB.
1.06a	SG412	Final 100LX version.  Some cc:Mail bugs fixed.  Found on
		latest 2MB units, and on some 1MB models.

	At least one user reported a dramatic (2x) speedup in the
	calendar application monthly view when updating from 1.02a to
	1.04a.

200LX ROM VERSIONS

Ver.	Ser.#
1.00a	SG425
1.01a	SG430
1.02a	SG448

Notes::

price change
	1994-02-01	$599??

The dimension of the *writable* display (i.e. widthwise from the left
of pixel (0,0) to the right of pixel (639,0) and heightwise from the
top of pixel (0,0) to the bottom of pixel (0,199)) is 118.4mm x 44mm.
The screen area that includes what you can't write to (i.e. the little
white bits on the edges) is about 122mm x 46.5mm


The following document was compiled by Mark Scardina with help from HP's
Everett Kaser.  It is posted to comp.sys.palmtops with Mark's permission.
     Stephen J Thomas   sjthomas@cup.portal.com    CI$:70222,37
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
              APPLICATION MANAGER NOTES FOR THE HP 100LX 

The Application Manager in the HP 100LX has several undocumented
features that can make the application far more useful.

ICONS

The owner's manual refers to .ICN files that can be created to add to
the built-in icons.  It however, does not refer to a format or location
for these files. The following is that information.

ICON FORMAT

The .ICN file is exactly 200 bytes of the following format:

	Offset		Byte
	 00h		01h
	 01h		00h
	 02h		01h
	 03h		00h
	 04h		2Ch
	 05h		00h
	 06h		20h
	 07h		00h
  08h to C8h    A 32 bit high by 44 bit wide bitmap where
                each bit equals one pixel. 0 is white and
                1 is black. Byte 08h is the upper left corner.
				There is a zero nibble at the end of each row.

ICN FILE LOCATION

Each ICN file must be of the same name as the program that it is
attached to.  For example, FASTCOMM.COM would have an icon file called
FASTCOMM.ICN.

The ICN file must reside in the same directory as the application it is
attached to.  For example, if the complete path is A:\FC\FASTCOMM.COM
then FASTCOMM.ICN must reside in A:\FC.

You can fool System Manager by first specifying identical names,
saving the entry, then editing the Path to a different file spec.

                                                                    

MEMORY ALLOCATION

Whenever a DOS application, BAT, COM or EXE, is lanuched from
Application Manager, it is normally given the amount of memory specified
in SETUP for the DOS partition.  There is a way to override this and
specify exactly what each application needs.  On the PATH line after the
application specification you can add "|###" where ### is the amount of
memory desired in decimal notation.  For example if FASTCOMM required
200K of memory, the PATH line would be:

       A:\FC\FASTCOMM.COM |200

The actual amount of memory required to launch will need to be 34K more
to handle the overhead of System Manager's DOS Shell.  This does not
need to be in the amount specified on the PATH line.

If you would like to give all available memory to the application, you 
may use the vertical bar without a number.

This technique can also be used when launching a DOS application from
the Appointment Book by setting an alarm.

                                                                     

EXIT PROMPT

Upon exiting a DOS application that was launched by Application Manager,
you will normally be prompted to "Press any key to exit from DOS..."
This can be bypassed by placing an upside down question mark, " ", in
the COMMENT line. This can be entered by pressing [Fn][3].

                                                                     

SERIAL PORT USE

There is a problem using the the serial port while System Manager is
loaded.  This can be eliminated by inserting an upside down exclamation
point, "", in the COMMENT line.  This can be entered by pressing
[Fn][Filer].  When this option is active you cannot task switch from
the DOS application.

NOTE: The above two options can not be used together on the COMMENT
line.

Mark V. Scardina
CIS ID: 76711,732


Charging current:

	first 6 hours	100 mA
	after 6 hours	45 mA

You can't turn the machine off while charging.


Nick Healey (nhealey@cix.compulink.co.uk) forwarded this data to
Comp.sys.palmtops on 28 Jul 1995:

Dataquest (market research firm) did a palmtop sales survey recently,
for 1993-1994. (It was published in May, I think.) Here's a summary of
the results:

        93 Units   Share   94 Units   Share   Units 93-94   Share 93-94
        (000s)     (%)     (000s)     (%)     (delta %)     (delta %)
Sharp        233   34.1%        280   29.5%         20.2%        -13.5%
Psion        113   16.5%        220   23.2%         94.7%         40.2%
HP            97   14.2%        106   11.2%          9.3%        -21.3%
Fujitsu      N/A     N/A         63    6.6%           N/A           N/A
Apple         78   11.4%         60    6.3%        -23.1%        -44.6%
Casio         51    7.5%         60    6.3%         17.6%        -15.3%
Others       112   16.4%        161   16.9%         43.8%          3.5%

Totals       684  100.0%        950  100.0%         38.9%

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