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ZEOS Meridian 400c

My ZEOS Meridian 400c “sub-notebook” (added to my collection in 2015).

This unit was a more recent acquisition, however, I had one of these back in high school, I think I got it around ~1995, it replaced a Grid 1520 286 laptop that I had previously had. The one of these I had previously was higher spec with a 486 DX4-100 and 8MB RAM and 340MB HD, I used that laptop until late 1997 when the proprietary hard drive failed and I got my Lifebook 280.  The hard drive used a standard 44pin 2.5″ IDE connector, but was physically shorter than standard 2.5″ drives, it was cheaper for me to buy a whole new laptop, than purchase a replacement “short” drive.

  • 486 DX2-50Mhz
  • 4MB RAM
  • 1GB CF card (formatted to 520mb)
  • Truepoint mouse (a copy of IBM’s Trackpoint other than its positioning).
  • 3Com 3C574TX PCMCIA Network card, MSNET client.
  • MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1
  • 7.8″ Single scan LCD
  • 7.8×10.2″ foot print, 1.7″ thick, and only 4lbs. quite the feat for 1995

Computer shopper magazine write-up (PDF)

I also had an external PCMCIA CD-ROM/Sound-card dock from Altec Lansing, the AMC2000 back when I had my original 400c, I would LOVE to get one of those for the collection too.

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