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And speaking of HP LX palmtops, here's my 100LX. Yes, that's Windows solitaire, not even the WinCE version. This device is in fact a PC XT disguised as a 90s PDA, and it can run Windows 3.0.

@ajroach42 Nice! I don't know much about the OmniGo, I think it isn't quite as PC compatible as the LX series? 200LX and OmniBook are fun, currently I'm working on getting parts to build 200LX serial cables because the cheapest I can find them is $40 + shipping.

@lroop
The omnigo has a lower resolution screen, and runs geos by default. It uses the same serial cable. It can do textmode dos stuff, but it takes digging through archives of German websites to find the appropriate software.

I'm working on putting together a complete toolkit with instructions but that'll be a few weeks down the road.

@lroop
The serial cable, though, is pretty easy. You can rig one up with some jumper wires and some electrical tape.

Eventually, I'll get a pair of calipers after one of mine, and post the exact dimensions (and possibly an STL) for 3D printing your own.

Until then, the pinout is pretty easy to track down, and the pins are the exact width of standard jumper wires.