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ThinkPad 235

ThinkPad 235

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This machine is specific to Asia Pacific (mainly China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea). It was designed by RIOS, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, under the codename "Chandra2" or "Clavius". It was marketed under a number of different names including Ricoh Magio, Hitachi VisionBook Traveler, Hitachi Flora Prius Note 210, Epson Endeavor TK-300/TK-400, ...

The 800x600 screen is only 9.2" inches big. It can drive a 1024x768 monitor. It features 1 Pentium MMX (166 to 266MHz), 32 to 64Mo EDO RAM and one free extension slot.

It features the following ports: 1 PCMCIA / ZV and 2 PCMCIA / CardBus slots, 1 USB port 12Mb/s, 1 PS/2, 1 IrDA 1.1 4Mb/s, 1 Dsub-9 serial, 1 Dsub-25 parallel and 1 Dsub-15 VGA ports. The floppy drive is external (parallel port). This floppy drive seems to be the only way for an install/rescue boot ? (BIOS is in japanese). It came with Windows 98 pre-installed.

It is using two standard camcorder batteries (7.2V), allowing battery hotswap and external charge. Power consumption is 56W (35W on batteries), so 2h typical life. Size is 23.5 x 17.3 x 3.4 cm and weight 1.25 kg.

Chips used are typically: CT65555, ESS1879, Ricoh RLSc475-476, NSC87338, OPTi 82C861,...

For dismantling help click on the mainboard picture below.

External Sources

Specifications of NP40J, NP50J, NP60J and NP70J by Ricoh

Linux on a Hitachi VisionBook Traveler

Review in Japanese but with many pictures and detailed specifications in latin characters

Ricoh Magio specs

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