Personal Computer Museum, Canada's Videogame Museum

Atari Portfolio

Atari Portfolio

Speed4.9152 MHz
Memory128 KB

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Release Date: 1/1/1989
Manufacturer: Atari
Donated By: David Basnett
The Atari Portfolio was one of the first "pocket PC's" and still has some useful functionality even today.
  • 80C88, 4.9152 MHz Processor Clock Speed
  • 128KB internal RAM
  • Includes internal configurable RAM disk (C:)
  • 256KB ROM contains applications software
  • Dimensions: 200 mm x 100 mm x 28 mm
  • Weighs less than 1lb (454g) excluding batteries
  • High contrast Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
  • 240 x 64 graphics screen or 40 characters X 8 lines
  • Monochrome (MDA) emulation
  • Keyboard 63 keys, QWERTY layout
  • Memory card slot with optional PCMCIA adaptor
  • 60-pin expansion BUS for optional peripherals
  • Built-in speaker with tone dialling (DTMF)
  • Runs on 3 x AA size removable alkaline batteries
  • Memory preserved during battery changes
  • Optional AC adaptor
  • DOS 2.11 (MS-DOS & PC BIOS compatible)
  • Text Processor software
  • Address And Phone Book, automatic tone dialing of telephone numbers
  • Spreadsheet 255 rows x 127 cols, reads and writes Lotus 1-2-3 files (.WKS), Built-in 1-2-3 functions eg @SUM, @IF, @NPV
  • Time Manager
We also have the PC ISA card that allows you to connect the external card to your PC to load it up with data and software.

Some interesting trivia is that the Portfolio was designed in England and used as a visible prop in the motion picture Terminator 2: Judgment Day.


This computer is currently interactive in the Museum.
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