In February 1992, NEC released the Bungo mini 5Si, an A4-file-sized (335 x 282 x 65 mm) personal word processor that weighed just 3.6 kg. It was positioned as a smaller version of NEC’s laptop word processor.
- The features of the Bungo mini 5Si are as follows:
- （1）Compared to the Bungo mini 5SX laptop word processor, the mini 5Si was about 40 percent of the volume and half the weight. It included a 65 character/second, 400 dpi high-performance printer and came standard with a Heisei Mincho outline font.
- （2）It featured keyboard tutorial software, with which users could practice keyboard operations interactively following instructions on the screen, and word processing certification training software, which offered game-like typing exercises, from the basics up to Level 3 word processing certification.
- （3）The Bungo mini 5Si was developed with female users in mind. It featured a soft, curved design and was offered in gray and white models. It even came with a “food check” program that displayed one’s nutritional balance on a radar chart.
|Display device||Monitor||Backlit, white-mode LCD monitor (640 x 400 pixels)
40 Japanese characters x 22 lines (16 x 16 dots)
Standard, Expanded, and Condensed modes
|Entry modes||AI conversion / Clause-level conversion (200 characters / 40 clauses)
Intelligent tutorial functions
Kana / alphanumeric / radical / JIS code / Kuten code
|1990 JIS Level 1 and Level 2 characters
10 characters (Able to store up to 170 characters on floppy disk)
|30 / 20 pages (1000 characters / page)
One 3.5-inch floppy drive (2DD)
One memory card slot
|64-dot thermal transfer printer
Equivalent to 65 characters/second
Prepaid postcard to B4 widths (maximum 90 characters/line)
|Typefaces||Standard||Mincho (outline font): 5P (24 x 24 dots), 7P (32 x 32 dots), 10.5 P (48 x 48 dots); 12P (54 x 54 dots)|
|Optional||Maru Gothic, Kyokasho, Mouhitsu, Gothic|
|Communications||Communication speeds||BBS connectivity|
External dimensions [mm]
|335 x 282 x 65 (w x d x h)
100 ± 10% VAC
Standby: 12 W, Printing: 34 W