This was the industry's first laptop personal computer fully compatible with the NEC PC-98. An NTN (neutralized STN) liquid crystal display developed independently by Epson was used as the display. It broke through previous design concepts, and achieved better viewability than a CRT. It had features not available with previous laptop PCs, such as a sculptured keyboard just like a desktop PC, and a nickel-cadmium battery (standard). It could also be equipped with a built-in 1200 baud modem. This machine was announced in November of 1987, and recognized as a "G Mark" product in 1988.