Raspberry Pi enthusiasts might be interested in a new project which has given life to an old 1990’s NEC PC9801nv laptop, thanks to the help of the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC. The NEC PC9801nv laptop As part of the NEC PC-9800 series of computers first launched back in 1982 and discontinued in 2003.
“The first model, the PC-9801, was launched on October 1982, and employed an 8086 CPU. It ran at a clock speed of 5 MHz, with two µPD7220 display controllers (one for text, the other for video graphics), and shipped with 128 KB of RAM, expandable to 640 KB. Its 8-color display had a maximum resolution of 640×400 pixels. Its successor, the PC-9801E, which appeared in 1983, employed an 8086-2 CPU, which could selectively run at a speed of either 5 or 8 MHz. The NEC PC-9801VM used NEC V30 CPU”.
Motherboard: Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+
Keyboard controller: RobotDyn Micro ATmega32U4-MU
Display: Waveshare HDMI LCD 10.1″, 1280×800, IPS
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