15/02/95 Pocket Book II February 1995.
Since its launch in 1992, thousands of Pocket Books have been acquired by schools around the world. This success is due to the combination of in-built, ready-to-run, multitasking applications carefully designed both in terms of ergonomics and of relevance to curriculum requirements.
Pocket Book II applications provide all the basic tools necessary for organising and recording ideas, notes and data: Write (the fully-functional word processor with its in-built spelling checker), Abacus (the Lotus 1-2-3 compatible spreadsheet), Calc (the scientific calculator), Cards (the database) and Time.
All Pocket Books can transfer their data via the optional desktop link to the user's desktop system (whether PC, Apple or Acorn) for further analysis or presentation.
Pocket Book II adds to this with Schedule (a diary and scheduling application) and Plotter (a graph plotter which removes the need for a separate graphical calculator).
Pocket Book II has a screen which is twice the area of the Pocket Book, and the bigger model has a memory of 512K.
Performing the tasks that a laptop computer is typically used for, but at a fraction of the cost, and with the ability to fit neatly into a pocket, satchel or school bag, Pocket Book is the ideal purchase.
Pocket Book II specification
Internal ROM memory:
Internal RAM memory:
A-Link (AHA30) to allow communication with an Acorn 32-bit computer and provide direct file access
Parallel Link (AHA31) to allow direct printing to most parallel printers
PC Link (AHA36) or M Link (AHA37) to allow communication with PC compatibles or Apple Macintosh
*A-Link requires RISC OS 3 (version 3.10 or later)