【Hitachi】 with me BF-60

Hitachi announced the with me BF-60 personal word processor in 1993 that came with a function to modify the shape of characters and an enhanced dictionary function powered by a ROM-based Japanese dictionary.

Feature list

  • (1)The 29.7 millimeter slim profile and A4 file size meant it could be carried under one arm (with a backlit, monochrome LCD screen, 640 x 400 pixels)
  • (2)Two body colors to choose from: comic blue and royal rouge
  • (3)Character effects to modify character shapes (20 different patterns)
  • (4)Standard equipped with a Japanese, English-Japanese, and Japanese-English dictionary compiled by Gakken — the Japanese dictionary was stored in ROM, the others supplied on floppy disks
    (Japanese dictionary: ~42,000 headwords, English-Japanese dictionary: ~19,000 headwords, Japanese-English dictionary: ~15,000 headwords)
  • (5)Standard equipped with Print Shop, a collection of sample documents that simplified the creation of many types of documents
  • (6)Redo function could recall characters that had been deleted by accident
  • (7)Able to print addresses from address book entries; easier to make postcards with eight address layouts and 43 sample messages
  • (8)English document support with three typefaces — roman, pica, and italic — and a ~30,000-word spellchecker
  • (9)Standard equipped with a personal name, place name, and postal code dictionary (June 1993 version)
Input device Keyboard JIS standard (with an additional 10 keys)
Display device Screen Backlit, monochrome LCD 640 x 400 pixels
Display size 40 characters x 21 lines (four lines reserved for system use)
Character size 16 x 16 pixels
Storage devices Drive One 3.5-inch floppy drive (1.6 MB)
Capacity Compatibility Level 1: ~250 pages/disk
(850 characters/page, A4)
Compatibility Level 2: ~180 pages/disk
(850 characters/page, A4)
Printer Print process Thermal transfer
Typefaces Mincho Mouhitsu Gothic
Print head 60×60 dots
Character sizes 7 to 30 points, scalable
Print speed 35 characters/sec., 70 characters/sec. (60 x 60 dot characters)
Paper sizes Plain paper sizes (A4, A5, B4, B5),
manuscript paper sizes (B4, A5),
prepaid postcard size,
refill paper size, custom size
External dimensions [mm] and weight Unit 320 x 243 x 29.7 (w x d x h), ~1.8 kg
Printer 345 x 113 x 62 (w x d x h), ~1.5 kg
Power supply Internal rechargeable NiCad battery (6 VDC) With dedicated AC adaptor: 100 ± 10 VAC, 29 W max. / 10 W standby, 50/60 Hz

with me BF-60