Amstrad Schneider -  NC 100

Amstrad NC100 Notepad

The Amstrad NC100 Notepad was a portable computer released by Amstrad with as main purpose word processing. It had a diary, an address book, a time manager, a calculator and a version of BBC Basic built in. The screen was an 8 line, 80 character LCD type, and it had no backlighting. The battery life of the computer was around 20 hours on four standard AA batteries.

The computer had several ports for connecting peripherals:

  • RS232 Serial port
  • Centronics Parallel port
  • PC Card Socket
The PC Card socket could be used for memory expansion, which enabled up to 1MByte of RAM that was accessible to the Z80A processor by bank-switching.

The main application for the NC100 was the Protext word processor. It is rumored that Amstrad's chairmain Alan Sugar wrote the first chapter of the user manual for the NC100 on the device to show off it's capabilities.

By Amstrad CPU Zilog Z80A @3.58MHz Memory 64K RAM Sound Beeper Sprites n/a Display 80x8 text, 480x64 mono graphics Display Chip none Sound Chip none CPU Class Z80 Developed by Amstrad
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