In October 1989, NEC marketed the Bungou mini5CARRYWORDEX -- an A4-size notebook word processor.
This product was the successor of the Bungou mini5CARRYWORD, a compact, lightweight personal word processor with separate printer which was marketed in June 1988. The CARRYWORDEX had the following features:
1) Even though it was equipped with communications capability, a standard size keyboard, and a 40 character x 11 line liquid crystal display screen, it was the lightest, thinnest notebook type word processor, with A4 size, a weight of 1.4kg, and thickness of 30mm.
2) A docking station with a built-in 3.5-inch floppy disk drive was provided for use when docked with the main unit, and this made it possible to write documents input using the main unit to floppy disk. (Up to 10 pages could be created, with 1,000 characters/page, in the main unit.)
3) Entered documents could be used with other Bungou mini Series and Bungou series, and the system could also be connected to the PC-9800 Series. Since documents could be manipulated on the personal computer side, regardless of floppy disk size, this machine had outstanding compatibility and was ideal as a word processor for input.
4) It had 9 electronic organizer functions, including: schedule, calendar and clock.
|(For reference) Bungou mini5
|Announced||October 1989||June 1988|
|Display||Display method||STN-type liquid crystal
40char x 11line (16dot)
|Reduced display||80char x 16line (8dot)||80char x 18line (8dot)|
|Input system||Continuous clause|
|Dictionary||Basic and other||140,000word|
|External characters||10 (could be stored on FD)|
|Memory||Internal memory capacity||10pages (1,000char/page)|
|External memory capacity||3.5inch (2DD) x1, 196pages||3.5inch (2DD) x1, 192pages|
|Communications||1,200BPS built-in modem (Note 1)||-|
|Equipment specifications¾||Main unit||Dimensions(mm)||305Wx214Dx30H||300Wx229Dx40H|
|Power supply||5 AA batteries: Approx. 4 hours (Main unit)||Built-in rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery: Approx. 3.5hours (AC adapter included)|
|Docking station||305Wx220Dx64H, 1.4kg, AC100V (Docking station)||-|
Note 1: Optional (in docking station)