Toshiba T1200

The Toshiba T1200 was a laptop manufactured by the Toshiba Corporation, first made in 1987. It was an upgraded version of the Toshiba T1100 Plus.

It is equipped with an Intel 80C86 processor at 9.54 MHz, 1 MB RAM of which 384 kB can be used for LIM EMS or as a RAMdisk, CGA graphics card, one 720 kB 3.5 "floppy drive and one 20 MB hard drive (Some models had two floppy drives and no harddrive controller card.) MS-DOS 3.30 was included with the laptop. It was the first laptop with a swappable battery pack. Its original price was 6499 USD.

The T1200's hard drive has an unusual 26-pin interface made by JVC, which is incompatible with ST506 / 412 or ATA interfaces. Floppy drives were connected using similar 26-pin connectors. The computer has many unique functions, such as Hard RAM - a small part of RAM was battery-backed and can be used as a non-volatile hard drive. Another function allowed to suspend the system or power control the hard drive (which was still dependent on the hard disk's on / off switch).

Catalog type
Portable computer
Release Date
80C86 @ 9.54MHz

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