Compudata “Excumate” (Circa 1985) Sharp Pocket Computer Model PC-1500A. Welcome to my listing for my very rare, fully working, Compudata “Excumate”. /Sharp PC-1500A pocket computer in amazing condition for a computer that is over 36 years old! What sets this unit apart from any standard PC-1500A is the custom ROM and keyboard overlay added by Compudata back in 1985. Complete with original protective carry case, this unit was probably supplied as a custom unit for vehicle management. On running, the working custom software requests data appearing to relate to vehicle information. The video can be found/seen here…. have received no reply, you may have better luck! The ROM can be unplugged from the PC-1500A, as shown in the pictures, and will function as a perfectly standard unit. To be clear this PC-1500A is not locked as a Computdata”Excumate” unit only, any PC-1500A software can be used on this device! A Brief History of the PC-1500 (abridged from Wikipedia). The whole computer was designed around the LH5801, an 8-bit CPU similar to the Zilog Z80, but all laid-out in power-saving CMOS circuits. Equipped with 2KB (8K for the 1500A) of on-board RAM, the programming language is BASIC. Later German engineers provided an assembler for the machine. Later even a C compiler followed. An external slot is available and accept memory (from 4 KB to 32 KB) and rom modules. 60-pin expansion port for printer and tape drive. Connector for external power supply Official adaptor is Sharp EA-150, rated at 500 mA at 9 V, comes with the CE-150 printer interface. This Compudata “Execumate” PC-1500A is in amazing fully working condition. All keys are fully functioning and have unmarked graphics. Overall the unit is in amazing condition, the Aluminium bezel has some VERY faint “spider scratches”, these are almost impossible to photograph, but I felt it worth mentioning. The LCD screen is clear, with all pixels/digits and icons functioning correctly. The lower plastic case is good remarkable condition, with all screws present and correct, with no marks or scratches present. The Battery and RAM covers are present and in great condition, complete with original screw and RAM leaflet! The Battery terminals are free from corrosion and work without problem. The included leather-style case is clean with no rips or tears and has a fully functioning zip. The pictures clearly show the amazing condition this Compudata “Execumate” PC-1500A is in; please study them carefully, this forms part of the item description. Thank you for looking! Any questions please feel free to message me. The item/s you see within the images is the EXACT item/s. You will receive – nothing more or less. I cannot provide a collection service at this current time. The item “VERY RARE COMPUDATA VINTAGE SHARP PC-1500A, CASE AND ROM IN AMAZING CONDITION” is in sale since Sunday, February 7, 2021. This item is in the category “Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Computers & Mainframes”. The seller is “matt_eb*y-uk” and is located in Coventry. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.
- Brand: Sharp
- Type: Pocket Computer
- Modification Description: This item is a custom supplied unit from COMPUDATA Cira 1985. Based on a standard PC-1500A a new keyboard overlay has been added along with a custom ROM. The ROM can be unplugged for normal operation.
- Custom Bundle: No
- Model: PC-1500A
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Modified Item: Yes
- Vintage: Yes