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RDI PrecisionBook

Quick Facts
Introduced 1998
CPU PA-7300LC
132-180 MHz
Cache 128 KB L1
(+1 MB L2)
RAM 512 MB
Design LASI
Drives 2 SCSI (2.5″!)
Expansion 2 Cardbus
Bandwidth Mem ~ 423 MB/s
I/O 132-160 MB/s
I/O 10E
VGA
SCSI
floppy
2 PS/2
docking
I/O breakout
audio

Overview

The PrecisionBook portable workstations from RDI (Tadpole), introduced in 1998 are essentially C132L/C160Ls workstations in a portable case. The PrecisionBooks mostly use the same technology as the HP 9000 workstations with only slight differences. A major addition to the desktop cousins is the integrated Cardbus controller for which Tadpole supplied a driver kit for use in HP-UX. OpenBSD fully supports the Cardbus controller and a range of different Cardbus and PCMCIA devices (Fast-Ethernet, WLAN etc.).

The PrecisionBook laptop case was used for other RDI RISC laptops as well, for example their UltraSPARC systems.

Introduced in 1998 for a list price of $14,995 (180 MHz version).

Internals

CPU

The external L2 cache is optional but was supplied with most systems.

Chipset

» View a system-level ASCII-illustration of the chipset.

Display

Human Input

Energy

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

External connectors

References

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp
PrecisionBook 132 6.49 6.54
PrecisionBook 160 7.78 7.39
PrecisionBook 180 9.22 9.43

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

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