【Toshiba】 Rupo JW-V610

The Rupo JW-V610, which Toshiba rolled out in 1996, was a personal word processor with Internet features for accessing Web pages and sending and receiving email. The user just had to choose from a menu provided by the Easy Internet function to connect to the Internet host People (now FFNet) and start accessing the Internet.

Besides Internet access, the JW-V610 was notable for its handling of image data. Images taken from video cameras, digital cameras, video scanners, and other imaging devices could be placed into documents thanks to the standard video input terminal. The Extract function could automatically cut out people or other shapes from imported images, and the Background Combination function could combine backgrounds and people or combine group photos.

On the hardware side, the JW-V610 came standard with a 256-color DSTN LCD screen and a high-speed printer capable of printing up to 16.7 million different colors. The LCD screen’s resolution was 640 x 480 pixels. The printer could print three lines simultaneously at speeds of 233 characters per second.

Specifications of the Rupo JW-V610
External dimensions [mm] and weight
Power supply 365 x 343 x 75 (w x d x h), ~4.6 kg
Display device
DSTN LCD screen, 640 x 480 pixels, 256 colors
40 Japanese characters x 20 lines (standard)
26 Japanese characters x 13 lines (expanded display)
80 Japanese characters x 39 lines (condensed display)
22 Japanese characters x 26 lines (vertical display)
80 letters x 20 lines (alphanumeric display)
Thermal-transfer printer, 16.7 million colors, 56 x 56 dots/character at 10 points
Print speed: 233 characters/sec, auto-sheet feeder
Contoured outline fonts (Mincho, Gothic, Sei Kaisho Mouhitsu, Souei Pop, Souei Shinedo)
Outline fonts (Courier 12, Courier 10, Times-Roman)
Interfaces Video input terminal, high-speed RS-232C terminal
Character entry and conversion methods Whole paragraph conversion (up to 60 characters)
Conversion dictionary: 428,000 words (basic dictionary: 150,000 words)
AI conversion: 950,000 candidate words
User-defined dictionary 450 words
Color image editing functions
Editable size: 640 x 480 pixels
Displayable colors: 16.7 million
Editing functions: extract area, background combination, color fill, invert, move / copy, enlarge / resize, rotate, add text, merge, add effects, change image quality
Data processing functions Spreadsheets, business graphs, conversion to other document formats, MS-DOS text conversion
Internet / communication functions Easy Internet (online sign-up, Web access, send and receive email, receive news feeds), Easy Nifty (online sign-up, auto send and receive, save destinations, save forums), word processor-computer communications

Rupo JW-V610