The Pied Piper I was sold as a lightweight portable computer, but it’s not a true portable without its own video display. A two-line LCD was available as an option.
The portable and desktop versions of the STM Personal Computer used similar enclosures. On the portable, the detachable keyboard attached to the case upside-down covering the LCD. A cover replaces the area where the LCD and keyboard attach on the desktop case.
STM Electronics Pied Piper I (March 1983, desktop)
Original Retail Price: $1,299
Base Configuration: 4MHz Z80A CPU, CP/M 2.2, two expansion slots, 64K RAM, 4K ROM, 5.25-inch floppy disk drive, TV video port, integral keyboard, parallel port, application suite
Video: 24-line x 80-column text
Size/Weight: 4 x 20.2 x 10.8 inches, 12.5 lbs.
Important Options: second 5.25-inch floppy disk drive, 5- or 10MB hard disk drive, monochrome LCD, RS-232C interface, internal modem, integral printer
STM Electronics Personal Computer (April 1984, desktop PC)
Original Retail Price: $3,000 (transportable)/$2,500 (desktop)
Base Configuration: 8MHz 80186 CPU, MS-DOS 2.0, external expansion slot, 256K RAM (512K max), 8K ROM, two 5.25-inch floppy disk drives, monochrome LCD (portable), composite video port, keyboard/keypad, two serial and one parallel port, application suite, internal modem
Video: 16-line x 84-column text (portable), 540 x 200 graphics
Size/Weight: 20.3 x 10.8 x 4 inches, 17 lbs. (portable)
Important Options: integral printer
STM Electronics LapTop (1986, laptop PC)
Original Retail Price: $2,999
Base Configuration: 4.77MHz 80C88 CPU, ROM cartridge slot, 256K RAM (640K max), 3.5-inch floppy disk drive, monochrome ELD, integral keyboard/keypad, serial and parallel ports
Video: 25-line x 80-column text, CGA
Important Options: LapMate expansion unit, 384K bubble memory, backlit LCD, dual NiCad battery packs, AC adapter