There are some sites that cater specifically to the NEC PC-8201/8300 laptops, but there are many more that cover the Tandy Model 100. Thankfully, a *lot* of the information & programs for the Tandy Model 100 is applicable to the NEC's as well, either as-is or with some modification.
Club 100 is THE PLACE for official support of the Model "T" laptops, and is the hobby business originally started by the most famous Model "T" enthusiast out there, the late Rick Hanson. He sadly passed away on April 30, 2011, but his dream lives on and is being supported by a team of system operators that carry his vision forward into the third decade of Model T Computing! There is a HUGE library of downloadable software for the Model 100's, and there also a good collection of NEC software in the uploads section. Club 100 also has images available for some very popular previously-commercial Option ROMs for all of the laptops.:
|The very best ROM-based disk operating system for the Model 100, 102, 200 and NEC PC-8201A ... connecting to a TPDD or TPDD2 (compatible with both drives) and for use with DeskLink. Save and Load .DO (ASCII), .BA (tokenized), and .CO (machine language) files by just pushing a button! Features include file tagging, disk-file viewing without loading, BASIC disk-file routines. Direct drive access from BASIC and TEXT.|
|A complete full-featured ROM-based application package for Model 100, 102, and NEC8201 owners. ROM includes T-WORD (full featured word-processing and print formatting- includes chain-printing from disk), T-BASE (relational database with mail merge to T-WORD), IDEA! (a thought organizer and outliner), and VIEW80 (see up to 60 char/line in T-WORD, T-BASE, BASIC and TELCOM).|
|When all you need is word processing and spell check. Includes T-WORD, SARDINE, and a small dictionary included on the ROM.|
|The finest set of programming tools on one ROM. ROM2 is a fully implemented 8085 assembler, debugger. Cleuseau greatly enhances TEXT and BASIC. This is an outstanding ROM and was essential back in the day if you were a serious programmer.|
Daniel was the largest value-added-reseller for these little NEC computers. He has long been the official NEC PC-8201/8300 guru. He still has complete sets of manuals available for the PC-8300, and may have some other accessories still in stock. He put up a web site with some very cool information about the NEC machines, http://www.planetserver.net/nec-notebooks/
You can contact Daniel at his email address:
All Model "T" computer owners (a.k.a. Kyocera-based laptops) are considered members of Club 100 —
there are no dues other than "good will." The good will, and indeed the "wealth and power" of Club
100, is vested in the unselfish sharing of knowledge and experiences between the members. The Model
100 Mailing List (formerly known as the "Club 100 ListServ") is the major tool we use to share
Model "T" computing.
The Model 100 Mailing List is a message forwarding service designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences between Model "T" owners. Messages sent to the list-address are forwarded (a copy sent) to all the email addresses subscribed to the list at that time. Replies are also distributed to the group. Thus, a list facilitates on-going discussions between members subscribed to the list.
The original "Club 100 ListServ" was made available through the kindness of Roger Merchberger, a fellow Model "T" enthusiast, who ran the service for many years. Roger since has passed the torch on to three fine folks, John Hogerhuis, Stephan Adolph, and Ken Pettit.
To subscribe, head on over to the following site and you'll be able to sign up:
John Hogeruis's Bitchin100.com hosts information on various projects for Model "T"'s, including LaddieCon and DLPilot, which emulate the Tandy Portable Disk Drive for Windows & Palm devices.
Ken Pettit's NADSBox is the most revolutionary add-on one can get for their Model "T" since the Tandy Portable Disk Drive was originally released! How about a "New Age Digital Storage" SD Card Drive for Model 100 and compatible? Read about this wonderful device, you won't regret it.
Stephen Adolph's Remem2V2 & Rex memory/flash expansion devices give you the most you can get out of your Model "T", all self contained inside your laptop.
Mike Nugent still buys/sells Tandy 100s, 102s, and 200s for large clients on www.tmne.com, and he's one of the most knowledgeable consultants on the internet.
Palmheads - Tandy102 Page
Bob's Model T Software Page
Portable AA battery powered PCMCIA flash card storage for Tandy M102
The "Electric Blue" Tandy 102 case mod
Ira Goldklang's TRS-80 Revived Site
The Model 100 Legacy Pages
M100 Projects Page
Rob Scott's Ramblings/Geeks Inc.
8bit-micro.com - Vintage Laptop Section
Web 100 - Originally by Andy Diller, this mirror preserves an amazing collection of useful M100 information.
Obsolete Computer Museum, Model 100 page
Large Microscope Photo of 8085
Tandys Donated to African Journalists
Jo Campbells article on using the M100 in Africa
Bill Gates and the TRS-80 Model 100
Kyotronic clones page, at oldcomputers.net
CompuServe's Vintage Computing Forum
comp.sys.laptops and comp.sys.tandy. There are many users of Kyocera laptops
that can be reached through both of these. You'll find a mixture of Model 100 and