In February 1990, NEC marketed the Bungou mini5RD, equipped with a 40 character x 22 line large black and white liquid crystal display with backlight.
The main features of this product were as follows:
1) It employed a large easy-to-read black and white 40 character x 22 line liquid crystal display with backlight. With dimensions of 144mm (height) x 230mm (width), the screen was large for a laptop personal word processor at that time, and this made the display screen easier to read.
2) Internal memory capacity was 30 pages (at 1,000 characters/page), which was large for a laptop personal word processor, and this made it easier to edit large documents like academic papers and plans.
3) It employed a 128dot multi-line printer, thus enabling beautiful printout of enlarged characters, images and other data extending over multiple lines.
|Display||Display||White mode liquid crystal with backlight (640x400 dot)
40char x 22line (16x16dot)
80char x 30line (8x8 dot reduced display)
20char x 8line (32x32dot enlarged display)
|Input||Keyboard||JIS, Japanese "50 sounds"|
|Input system||AI conversion/continuous clause conversion (200char/40clause), partial enter, kana, romaji, JIS, Japanese "50 sounds"|
|User words||600 (assuming 2 Chinese characters per word, and 3 letters for reading)|
|Built-in characters||JIS level 1, 2 (ROM) (7,375char)|
|External characters||10char/document (250char could be stored in FD),
128 external sample characters
|Memory||Internal||30/20page (1,000char/page) (Note 1)|
|External||3.5inch (2DD) x1
2DD: Max. 192pages/FD, Max. 60 documents/FD
|Printing||Printer||128dot multi-line thermal transfer system|
|Speed||Equivalent to 52cps|
|Paper width||Postcard Å`B4width, Max. 88char/line (with 10.5p), ribbon end detection|
|Font||Basic||Minchotai, multifont (character units), multipoint (line units), 5P (24x24dot), 7P (32x32dot), 10.5P (48x48dot), 12P (54x54dot)|
|Communication||Communication method||BBS connection, cross-communication (between machines in the mini5 Series)|
|Communication speed||(PC-VAN connection) 300/1,200/2,400bps
|Equipment specifications||Dimensions (mm)||368Wx384Dx114H|
|Power consumption||30.0W during standby, 55.0W during printing|
Note 1: Image and communication features could not be used when set to 30 page mode.