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Convergent Technologies WorkSlate

See below for specifications and information on this system.

Specifications and information

Introduced: November, 1983
CPU: Hitachi 6303 (CMOS version of Motorola 6800)
Memory: 16K RAM, 64K ROM
Display: 16x46 character monochrome LCD
Operating System: Proprietary operating system, spreadsheet, communications including terminal emulation. ROM templates for calendar, memo pad and phone list.
Input/Output: Built-in microcassette drive, serial port, 300 bps modem
Bus: N/A
Other Items in Collection: Soft carrying case, power supply, tutorial program cassettes, brochures, magazine reviews
Items Needed: Documentation

The WorkSlate is a very unusual machine which uses a spreadsheet metaphor. It can also act as an answering machine! While it was contemporary to the TRS-80 Model 100, it was half the thickness and used NiCad batteries. A battery-powered portable hard copy plotter was optional.

If you look closely at the photo, you can see the Lotus 1-2-3 style spreadsheet interface in action.

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