Business Desktops/Calcs - Accessories
|1) F1013A 10MB Flash Card (1993)|
|2) F1049A Omnibook Mouse (1993)|
|3) F1040A Fax/Modem (1993)|
|4) F1041A 2MB RAM Card (1993)|
|5) F1045A Omnibook Battery (1993)|
|6) F1021A Connectivity Pack (1993)|
|7) F1068A PCMCIA Hard Disc (1994)|
|8) F1055A 8MB Omnibook 600 (1994)|
|9) F1071A Port Replicator (1995)|
|10) F1059B Floppy Disc Drive (1995)|
|11) F1168A 16MB Omnibook 800 (1996)|
|12) F1197A CD Drive (1996)|
HP introduced its first "sub-portable" notebook PC in 1993. The Omnibook 300 was the smallest computer on the market that incorporated a full-size keyboard and screen. These small computers from the mid-1990s are too recent to be within the museum's normal scope. However, they are included because the Omnibooks offered interesting technologies in a category where HP had traditionally struggled and at a time when products were becoming increasingly undifferentiated. The most obvious feature of the Omnibook was its small size. These machines also featured "instant-on" power up and an infrared communications port which eliminated the need for interface cables in certain applications.
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