Products listed here are only available in the physical shop. There might be things sold before I get the chance to edit this site. Thank you for your understanding. Hope to see you in the shop soon!

Epson HX20 – The first laptop computer (1981)


SKU: A2a Category: Tags: ,


Epson HX-20

Untested! No power supply!


Was introduced in 1981 and is arguably the first TRUE laptop computer. It has two proprietary 8 bit processors, 16 Kilobytes of RAM. The ROM holds an Epson BASIC interpreter.

The LCD screen is 120 x 32 dot matrix 

The printer is 24 columns tot matrix.

It can read standard microcassette tapes

Connectors are two serial RS-232C connectors, one is 110 to 4800 bps and the other is a 38.4000 bps 

The expansion bus can be used for a separately sold floppy drive.