What's new in my pocket computers pages?
Friday, October 15th : Ricoh RDC i-700 received
Device securised this morning! No page for it yet; will be one some day.
Wednesday, September 15th : Sharp MI-10 added
Created a page for the Sharp MI-10 i've received.
Friday, July 23rd : new homepage, new machines listed
My collection reached 49 units yesterday as i've received 2 new watches. Added them to the list (no pages yet) and changed the homepage to a weblog format.
This feature will soon be available
with 32KB memory extension
Basic pocket computer
** THIS ITEM IS NOT FOR SALE! **
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A USER MANUAL
or IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A RESELLER/REPAIR STATION,
I'm sorry, but I will not reply to user manual requests or to dealer location inquiries anymore.
Please read my FAQ page that might help you if you have any of these questions in mind.
Feel free to contact me for any other question or comment regarding this machine!
Special features :
- Sensitive screen!!
- Virtual disk memory
- Basic and Assembly programmable
- Disk drive peripheral available
- 32 x 8 characters virtual screen
Weak points :
- Quite fragile...
Related machines in my collection :
BASIC computers :
Sensitive screen computer :
Casio sensitive screen devices :
Casio later evolution :
I consider this machine as one of my coolest ones! Maybe it's because it helped me pass my college exams!
Unlike many other machines from the late 80's, which only store a defined number of BASIC programs at a time (typically one to ten), the PB-1000 uses its memory as a virtual disk to store BASIC programs, machine-code executables and text files.
This feature, combined with other CASIO good ideas, and a real ease of programming and its very cool sensitive screen (now *that's* luxury!:), all of this makes it one of the *coolest* machine ever conceived! Just imagine CASIO had even released a disk drive for it! Some people would die for this unit....
I kept using this computer as a money manager for a very long time, and, as the best softwares are sometimes home-made softwares, i've never found any other machine that would replace it !
|Processor : ||HD-61700
||OS : ||Proprietary
|RAM : ||8 KB extended to 40 KB
||ROM : ||??
|Graphic display : ||192 x 32
||Text display : ||32 x 4
|Display : ||B&W
||Input : ||Keyboard, Touch screen
Built-in Applications :
BASIC programming language, Assembly editor and compiler, MEMO, "Function memory" programming, memory monitor, Virtual disk memory manager.
Open to other applications :
Through BASIC/binary programs
- one CASIO extension port for mass-memory units and RS-232 interfaces
- one memory extension port.
Related Ressources and Web Links:
Jun Amano's PB-1000 Forever !
A japanese-only site with downloadable machine-code games (Don't know what it takes to get the games into your PB-1000 once downloaded, though!)!
Rough Babelfish translations are also very interesting (for instance, i finally learned from this page that "PB" stands for "Pocket Basic" !)
Andreas Wichmann's Casio PB-1000 Homepage
*The reference* for the PB community on the net. Lots of useful info and links.