【Hitachi】 with me BF-220

Hitachi announced the with me BF-220 in 1995. The with me BF-220 was the first notebook-sized word processor with a color LCD screen and it featured connectivity with color inkjet printer computer peripherals.

Feature list

  • (1)Industry’s first notebook-sized word processor to come with a color LCD screen (a dual-scan color STN LCD screen)
  • (2)Able to import color photos and illustrations through support for color hand readers (scanners)
  • (3)Featured connectivity with color inkjet printers intended as computer peripherals
  • (4)Standard equipped with 333 outline illustrations that could be scaled and printed without jagged edges appearing (fill colors could also be adjusted)
  • (5)Standard equipped with a trackball
  • (6)Came standard with an auto postcard feeder (20-sheet capacity) and an auto A4 feeder (five-sheet capacity)
Input devices Keyboard JIS standard (with an additional 10 keys)
Pointing device Trackball (optional mouse also available)
Display device Screen 640 x 480 pixel
dual-scan 16-color STN LCD
Display size 40 characters x 25 lines (four lines reserved for system use)
Character size 16 x 16 pixels
Storage Drive One 3.5-inch floppy drive (1.6 MB)
Internal storage capacity One document up to 30,000 characters long
External storage capacity ~250 pages/disk (850 characters/page)
Printer(CLP-1) Print process Thermal transfer
Typefaces Mincho Mouhitsu Gothic Maru
Print head 60 x 60 dots
Character sizes 7 to 30 points, in one-point increments
Print speed 100 characters/sec.
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 250 x 36.2 (w x d x h), ~2.2 kg
Printer 342 x 115 x 58 (w x d x h), ~1.3 kg
Power supply Internal rechargeable NiCad battery (6 VDC) With dedicated AC adaptor: 100 ± 10 VAC, 30 W max. / 12.5 W standby, 50/60 Hz

with me BF-220