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Old 10-27-2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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In the movie Terminator 2 the young John Connor uses a modified Atari Portfolio as a code breaker to steal cash from ATMs. I've heard these machines are very versatile and would love to see one adapted into an e-reader.

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Shoot,

Those things are ancient. You may want to remember that they may have around 128 KBytes of RAM - of which about half was available for storage. There were expansion cards (I hear rumors that they went to 4MB). The one I bought in 1990 had no expansion. And (quoting from Wikipaedia - mine won't turn on now) "The LCD is monochrome without backlight and had 240x64 pixels or 40 characters x 8 lines."

Lots of luck getting a useful reading experience out of that...

I'd get one as a curiosity now - not for use..

Ross
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