【Hitachi】 BW-TH960M

Hitachi announced the BW-TH960M business word processor in 1993 with a mouse and convenient DTP functions and an original form-maker feature.

Feature list

  • (1)More powerful DTP functionality due to the standard mouse
  • (2)Form-maker feature made filling out standard forms more efficient
  • (3)New diagonal line function could be used to draw diagonal ruled lines
  • (4)Redo function could recall characters that had been deleted by accident
  • (5)One-step key could reduce multi-step operations and frequently used functions to one-step operations
  • (6)Laser printer network connectivity
  • (7)Supported printing of scaled fonts from 7 to 30 points when connected to a laser printer
  • (8)Supported up to five typefaces
  • (9)Included a comfortably sized 14-inch flat CRT monitor and a 40 MB fixed disk drive
  • (10)Icon-based menu system for quick operation selection
  • (11)Included a personal name, place name, and postal code dictionary and an English dictionary
  • (12)Standard support for bidirectional conversion with MS-DOS files
  • (13)Support for the optional spreadsheet system gave the BW-TH960M data processing capability on par with standard computers
Input devices Keyboard JIS standard
Mouse Optical two-button mouse
Display device Optical two-button mouse 14-inch flat CRT
Display size 62 characters x 30 lines
(four lines reserved for system use)
41 characters x 23 lines
(four lines reserved for system use)
Character size 16 x 16 pixels 24 x 24 pixels
Storage devices Drives One 3.5-inch floppy drive (1.6 MB) One 40 MB fixed disk drive
Capacity Compatibility Level 1: ~250 pages/disk Compatibility Level 2: ~180 pages/disk (850 characters/page, A4) Standard: ~2,500 pages Max.: ~5,250 pages (850 characters/page, A4)
External dimensions [mm] and weight Keyboard 470 x 210 x 41 (w x d x h), ~1.5 kg
Monitor and unit 340 x 355 x 400 (w x d x h), ~12.6 kg
Power consumption 100 ± 10 VAC, 40 W (main unit only), 50/60 ± 1 Hz