Sharp PC-7000
Available:October 1985
Price:US $1,795
Weight:19 pounds
CPU:Intel 8086 @ 4.8 / 7.37 MHz
Memory:320K, 704K max
Display:EL backlit (blue) LCD
 640x200 graphics
 80x24 text
Ports:serial, parallel
Options:modem ($349)
 color video output ($255)
Storage:dual 5-1/4 inch floppy drives
OS:Microsoft MS-DOS 2.11

The PC-7000 is Sharp's second computer targeted for sale in the US, after the PC-5000 from late 1984.

First previewed in July at the 1985 "National Office Machine Dealers Association" show in Las Vegas, the PC-7000 was available for retail three months later in October.

While the PC-7000 is not the first transportable computer by any means, it may have had the best built-in display of any - a huge 9.5 x 4.25-inch electroluminescent backlit LCD screen capable of displaying 24 lines of text, with 80 characters per line.

That, along with IBM compatibility, dual built-in 5 1/4-inch floppy drives, and relatively light weight made the PC-7000 one of the best portable computers of the day.

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