Portable terminals

Jeffrey S. Worley technoid6502 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 01:25:48 CDT 2018

Data General made a nifty and flexible terminal called "Walkabout". It
had 32kb of internal memory one could use to take notes on the move. It
  ran on a 12volt wall wart which charged an onboard nicad battery. 
The lcd screen is not backlit but it was useable in most any light. 
The sliders on the face note-book-like machine controlled contrast and
darkness.  I used one as the head unit for my Data General MV4000/DC. 
The battery is likely dead on any you'll find, but it is easily
accessible by a sliding cover on the side which when removed reveals a
pack you can unplug and replace without tools.

It supported a fair list of emulations selectable on-screen including
vt220 and vt100 plus various proprietary 'Dasher' emulations.  The
keyboard is better than most modern-day notebooks, it is VERY light-
weight and pretty sturdy.  Here's a link to a photo.


Jeffrey S. Worley

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