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Like most pocket computers, the HP 95LX owner's manual is larger and heavier than the computer itself.
Also known as Jaguar
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard[1]
Type Palmtop PC
Release date April 1991; 24 years ago[2]
Introductory price $550
Discontinued January 1, 2003
Units shipped 400,000 (estimated production run)
Operating system Microsoft MS-DOS 3.22
CPU NEC V20 @ 5.37 MHz
Memory 512 KB (F1000A) or 1 MB (F1010A)[3]
Removable storage SRAM card (0.5MB - 32MB)
Display 16 x 40 characters LCD screen (4.8 in x 1.8 in)
Graphics 128 x 240 pixels(quarter-CGAresolution) monochrome STN , 2 scales
Sound PC Speaker - Piezo
Input Thumb keyboard w/80 keys & dedicated numeric keypad[4][5][6]
Connectivity RS-232-compatible serial port, infrared port, PCMCIA 1.0 type II (3.3mm or 5mm)
Power 2x AA-size removable batteries, 1xCR2032 coin cell backup, optional AC adapter
Dimensions Length 8.5cm, Width 15.9cm, Height 2.6cm (3.4 inches x 6.3 inches x 1 inch)[4]
Weight 11 ounces(312g)
Intel 8088
Successor HP 100LX

The HP 95LX (F1000A, F1010A), also known as project Jaguar, was the first MS-DOS pocket computer orpersonal digital assistant, introduced by Hewlett-Packard in April 1991 in collaboration with Lotus Development Corporation.

The HP 95LX had an NEC V20 CPU (an Intel 8088 clone running at 5.37 MHz) with an Intel Corporation System on a chip (SoC) device. It cannot be considered completely PC-compatible because of its quarter-CGA (MDA)resolution LCD screen.[7] It ran Microsoft's MS-DOS version 3.22 and had Lotus 1-2-3 built in. Other software inread-only memory (ROM) included a calculator, an appointment calendar, a telecommunications program, and a simple text editor. It also included a CR 2032 lithium coin cell for memory backup when the two AA main batteries run out. For mass storage, the HP 95LX had a single PCMCIA slot which could hold a static RAM card (which had its own CR 2025 back-up coin cell). An RS-232-compatible serial port was provided, as well as an infrared port for printing on compatible models of Hewlett Packard printers.[8] In character mode, the display showed 16 lines of 40 characters and had no backlight.

Successor models to the HP 95LX include the HP 100LX, HP Palmtop FX, HP 200LX, HP 1000CX, and HP OmniGo 700LX.

See also


  1. Jump up^ HP 95LX. (palmtop computer) (Evaluation), by Peter Francis, COMPUTE! ISSUE 136 / DECEMBER 1991 / PAGE 128
  2. Jump up^ Hewlett-Packard 95LX computer, oldcomputers.net
  3. Jump up^ 95LX, HP Computer Museum
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b HP 95LX: Remembering the early mobile DOS PC, By James Kendrick, 2015-04-07, ZDNet
  5. Jump up^ HP95LX - Page 76, 16 Dec 1991, How we test Palmtop computers, InfoWorld
  6. Jump up^ HP 95LX, Old Organizers Collection, Pictures
  7. Jump up^ DOS Palmtop: HP 95LX Details and specs, List of DOS-based palmtop computers, due to its main flaw - the MDA graphics (Like Atari Portfolio), which was barely compatible with any of the available DOS applications of the time. The graphics adapter features a special "LX graphics mode" which however no program uses besides a few handcrafted appz for the 95LX
  8. Jump up^ HP 95LX User's Guide, Hewlett packard part no. F1000-90003, edition 2, June 1991

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Hewlett-Packard 95LX
Introduced: April 1991
Price: US$699.99
Weight: 11oz / 312g
CPU: NEC V20 (80C88) @ 5.37 MHz
RAM: 512K
Display: 40 x 16 text LCD
248 x 128 graphics
Storage PCMCIA (RAM) slot
Ports: RS-232 serial
OS: MS-DOS 3.22 in ROM

It's never been easier to carry critical information with you, around the world or across the hall. 

In 1991, Hewlett-Packard and Lotus joined forces to bring you the world's leading PC application, Lotus 1-2-3, in a palmtop PC. 

In addition to having Lotus 1-2-3 (a text-based spreadsheet program) built-in, the HP-95LX also includes a calculator, an appointment calendar, a telecommunications program, and a simple text editor. 

The optional Connectivity Pack, which includes a serial cable and a software application, allows the HP95LX to exchange data with a desktop PC. You can create schedules, phone lists and memos on your desktop PC, then transfer them to your HP-95LX for use 'in the field'. 

The HP-95LX is a true palmtop - very tiny and light-weight, at 6.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches, weighing only 10 ounces. It was the most popular palmtop of its time, and is almost certainly the smallest MS-DOS computer ever. 

The Atari Portfolio was realeased two years earlier, but it did not really run MS-DOS, it ran DIP-DOS, an MS-DOS clone OS. 

Running MS-DOS 3.3, the Poqet PC was released in 1990, one year prior to the HP-95LX. 

The Zeos Pocket PC was after the HP-95LX, in 1992. It is somewhat larger, and has Microsoft Works built in, instead of Lotus 1-2-3. 


Related Links

  • hermocom.com
  • slolob.co.uk
  • HP.com
  • rskey.org
  • finseth.com
  • AtariMagazines.com
  • The HP Palmtop Paper

  • ¬†

    History of Hewlett-Packard Computers

    • 1972: Hewlett-Packard pioneers the era of personal computing with the first scientific hand-held calculator, the HP-35, which makes the engineer's slide rule obsolete.
    • 1973: Stephen Wozniak joins HP.
    • 1976: Steve Wozniak proposes that HP create a personal computer. He is rejected.
    • 1976: October - Steve Wozniak remains at HP, but is soon convinced that he should leave and join Apple Computer.
    • 1976: HP begins Project Capricorn, to build a computer-like calculator.
    • 1980: January - HP completes work on the Capricorn project, producing the HP-85. With a 32-character wide CRT display, small built-in printer, cassette tape recorder, and keyboard, it sold for US$3250.
    • 1980: February - HP announces that it will switch to Japanese makers of 16K RAM chips. HP had examined chips from Japan and the US, and found that chips from the best American firm had six times the failure rate of the worst Japanese producer.
    • 1982: HP introduces the¬†HP-75C portable computer. Price is US$995.
    • 1983: June - HP introduces the HP-7475A 6-pen plotter, for US$1895.
    • 1983: October - HP unveils the HP 150 microcomputer.
    • 1984: May - HP introduces the¬†HP 110 laptop computer.
    • 1984: HP introduces the LaserJet laser printer, featuring 300dpi resolution, for US$3,600
    • 1987: HP releases the HP PaintJet color inkjet printer
    • 1989: May - HP buys workstation maker Apollo Computer for US$476 million.
      Source: Chronology of Events in the History of Microcomputers

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