The BW-LF500 was a portable desktop word processor with features similar to a business machine. It was announced in 1989.
- 660x400 dot LCD with backlight and two 3.5-inch FDDs
- The screen was made easier to see by using a large black and white liquid crystal display with backlight.
- Editing data from other personal computers could be done using MS-DOS file conversion.
- Up to a maximum of 8 word processors could share the same printer over a laser printer network.
- Outline fonts were developed to enable smooth printing (when using a laser printer).