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The Bondwell-2 was an early laptop personal computer running the CP/M operating system. Introduced by Bondwell in 1985, it came with a Zilog Z80 CPU clocked at 4 MHz, 64 kB RAM and 4 kB ROM. It had a 3.5" floppy disk drive, highly unusual for a CP/M system, as this OS was largely outmoded by the time 3.5" drives were introduced. The Model 2's main attraction was its price,[1] at 995 USD it also included MicroPro's complete line of CP/M software, including WordStar. Also unusually for a CP/M system, the Bondwell-2 was capable of displaying bitmapped graphics. The flip-up LCD display's resolution was 640x200 pixels, or 80x25 text characters. A 300 baud modem was available as an option.

Bondwell-2
ManufacturerBondwell
Typelaptop personal computer
Release date1985; 34 years ago (1985)
Introductory priceUS$995 (equivalent to $2,318 in 2018)[1]
Operating systemCP/M
CPUZilog Z80 CPU @ 4 MHz
Memory64 kB RAM and 4 kB ROM
Storage720 KB 3.5" floppy disk drive
Displayflip-up LCD display / 80x25 text characters.
Graphics640x200 pixels

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  1. ^ a b Bondwell's Laptop Limited, but Cheap, Infoworld Oct 7, 1985 issue pg. 47.

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