The Panasonic Laptop Computer 150, also known as Panasonic Business Partner CF-150B, sold for $1149 in 1990. It was one of Panasonic’s first ventures into the computer market, sporting a 640×200 pixel screen, 640K of RAM, DOS 3.3, and only a single 3.5-inch floppy drive offering up to 720K of storage. This floppy is your only persistent storage, as the device does not have an integrated hard drive. It has a NEC V20 CPU running at 8MHz that supports the 8088 instruction set, pretty decent for its time but about a thousand times slower than a modern computer.
At VCF2023 the laptop will be running 5nake, a QBasic 1.1 implementation of the classic snake game made specifically for this VCF! It uses 5×5 pixel squares, allowing for a board of 40×40 squares on the CF-150B’s 200 pixel tall screen. In the game, you control an ever-growing snake chasing donuts while avoiding collisions with itself or the sides of the screen. If you make it far enough, you may enter the daily highscore competition.
Aussteller: Valentin Krummenacher