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Sharp PC7000

Lois  Lopatin of Brookline Massachusetts donated this 1986 Sharp "Lunchbox" PC 7000 portable computer to the museum. It had two 5''1/4 disk-drives mounted on the right side and a nice blue tiltable screen, the world's first backlit LCD. The system consisted of three main parts: system unit, keyboard and optional CE-700P printer. When the system had to be carried, both the keyboard and the printer clipped into the main unit.

This computer was one of the very first lightweight ergonomic portable computer computers.  It is called a ‘lunchbox’ computer because its shape resembles that of a lunchbox.  It has a detachable keyboard and a tilt screen.  It has a Sharp portable thermal printer and a leather carrying case for both the computer and its printer.  The Sharp PC-7000 uses the MS-DOS operating system and has two 5.25” floppy-disk drives; program diskettes are put in the in the A drive and data diskettes are put in the B drive.  The total cost for the computer, printer and carrying case in 1986 was $2,000.

Sharp PC7000 Brochure