Canon Palmtronic LD-83 a.k.a. Palmtronic 8

Date of introduction:  1975 Display technology:  Fluorescent
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.1" x 2.9" x 0.8"
 130 x 73 x 20 mm3
Weight:  3.8 ounces, 108 grams Serial No:  028916
Batteries:  2*AA Date of manufacture:  year 1975
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8  Integrated circuits:  TMS0855
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

LD-83_PCB.jpg (39777 Byte)The Canon Palmtronic 8, also known as LD-83, follows the LD-81 and is one of the successors of the LE-series. Compared to the original LE-series using a red LED-Display (Light Emitting Diodes) the later LD-series sports the green VF-Display (Vacuum Fluorescent) and the LC-series either yellow of grey LC-Displays (Liquid-Crystal).

LD-83_1.jpg (36565 Byte)The housing of the LD-83 looks very similar to the LD-81 but the keyboard is somewhat smaller. The identical looking LD-84 changed only the internal electronics and is otherwise identical.
Don't miss the LE-84 and LC-8M for a direct comparison.

The similar Palmtronic 8M added the memory, view the LD-8M 3, the LD-8s used a much smaller housing.



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Joerg Woerner, January 19, 2003. No reprints without written permission.