Oddball question: really small terminals

Mike Ross tmfdmike at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 09:29:15 CDT 2015

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 3:19 AM, tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> [HP Palmtops, 95LX etc]
>> Oh those look pretty good; I love the terminal emulator in ROM;
>> doesn't even need an OS, switch it on and it works; that's one of the
>> things I'm after. Shame about the rather nasty looking monochrome LCD
> Actually, there is an OS -- MS-DOS -- and it's in ROM too. Along with a text
> editor, address book thingy, HP financial calculator (19B-II a-like, it does have a
> 4 level stack RPN mode) and Lotus 1-2-3. I've never needed to use an application
> other than the ones in ROM on these machines.
> The terminal emulator has a VT100 mode (which seems to work reasonably
> well). And plain text, Xmodem and kermit file transfers. I've used it to download
> a file from one machine, then carry the palmtop to a different room and upload
> said file to a different machine if it would be impractical to run a cable.
> It is certainly a machine worth considering even if it doesn't meet all your
> requirements at the moment...
> -tony

These are the best bet I've seen for serial terminals so far:


Just stick one to the back of a small LCD screen and I'm in business.

But on closer inspection the site shows "out of stock". I'll email;
maybe they'll do another batch. Or does anyone know someone who has

And I'm still left with the need for something for 3270...

Useful thread though; all kinds of interesting things coming out of
the woodwork :-)


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