【Fujitsu】 OASYS 30-AP101

In May 1994 Fujitsu rolled out the OASYS 30-AP101, the first personal word processor with a built-in hard drive. Because of its 120 MB hard drive, the 30-AP101 featured better performance and better convenience than past models in the following areas.

  • Storage: The 30-AP101’s hard drive could store the equivalent of 20 2HD floppy disks (about 6,000 A4 pages). It could also store single documents as long as 50 A4 pages.
  • Typefaces: The hard drive stored five Japanese outline fonts and 21 Western fonts. Previously, printing required the user to swap floppy disks.
  • Sample sentences: The hard drive housed fifty sample sentences
  • Convenience: All programs were stored on the hard drive. Previously, the user had to swap floppy disks to run certain programs.

Because it was positioned as Fujitsu’s highest performance personal word processor, the OASYS 30-AP101 came loaded with features for business applications, such as a multi-line printer with 400 dpi resolution and print speeds as fast as 190 characters per second, a graphing function with 13 formats and 163 patterns, and the ability to send and receive faxes and communicate with computers when used with the optional modem.

Specifications of the OASYS 30-AP101
Model nameOASYS 30-AP101
Introduced May 1994
Character entry Keyboard: thumb shift (compliant with the NICOLA standard) or JIS
Entry modes: Clause / multi-clause conversion (alphanumeric entry possible)
Display Backlit, high-luminance (white mode) LCD screen
40 characters x 21 lines (standard, 16 x 16 pixel characters)
80 characters x 38 lines (condensed display)
HDD 120 MB (could store up to ~6,000 A4 pages in documents)
Floppy drive One 3.5-inch drive (2DD/2HD1)
(One 2HD disk could store ~300 A4 pages)
Printer Thermal transfer, multi-line printer
Print resolution: 400 dpi
Print speed: 190 characters/sec
Dictionaries General dictionary: 244,000 words
AI dictionary2 (built in): 200,000 candidate words
Recently selected priority learning
User dictionary: 2,400 words
External dimensions [mm]390 x 160 x 341 (w x d x h)
Weight8.4 kg
Power consumption79 W (80 W max.)
Other specifications
  • Zoom Print function: Prints characters at an expanded or reduced size
  • Graphing function: Comes with 13 formats and 163 patterns of graphs that rival business word processors (bar graphs, line graphs, pictographs, area graphs, etc.)
  • Network communications available when connected to the optional modem
  • Data modes: 300, 1200, 2400 bps, full-duplex
  • Fax modes: 300, 2400, 4800, 7200, 9600 bps, half-duplex

(*1)2HD/2DD: Two different floppy disk recording densities. 2HD indicates two-sided high-density double-track recording, and 2DD indicates two-sided, double-density double-track recording.
(*2)AI dictionary: A dictionary that aids kana-kanji conversions by making suggestions based on the grammatical context of a word.

OASYS 30-AP101