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Shape PC-1251 Pocket Computer

Manufacturer Sharp America
Model PC-1251
Date Announced 1982
Date Canceled Unknown
Number Produced Tens to hundreds of thousands
Country of Origin USA
Current Value $10-$100
Processor SC61860
Speed .5 MHz
Storage External tape drive
Expansion A variety of external devices including tape storage, printers, etc.
Bus Proprietary
Video 24 character LCD
I/O Tape IO
OS Options Built-in BASIC
Notes The Sharp PC line provided a lot of power in a small package. While these machines looked like calculators, the inclusion of BASIC and stored programs meant that they were full-fledged computers.
Related Items in Collection Sharp PC 1500 and Sharp PC 1500a
Related Items Wanted Software and additional parts.

The Sharp PC-1251 was one of Sharp's 3rd generation pocket computers. It was also sold by Radio Shack as the Pocket Computer PC3.

Sharp PC-1251 in its case with printer and tape drive

The PC-1251 in my collection came with that CE-125 printer and tape drive setup.

sharp PC-1251 setup with documents, etc.

Also included were the full set of manuals for all of the devices.

As can be seen in the pictures, everything works perfectly and is in very good cosmetic shape.

(Submitted March 28, 2012 08:51:33 by Brendan)

If anyone has working version of this or the similar Sharp PC's. Please email me. I WILL BUY.

(Submitted February 9, 2012 10:57:17 by Raffaele)

I bought a 1261 in 1985 to manage my family budget, as well as initinally as my agenda, on top of maths complex functions too. I am still using it today. I think it is a real useful jewel. Raffaele.

(Submitted September 30, 2010 23:26:35 by Jim Smart)

Anybody out want to sell their 1251 system?

(Submitted September 8, 2010 13:17:47 by Harry Waldner)

got a sharp ce-125 with printer and cassette recorder and manual interface is pc-1261 and 10 boxes of tape $100.00 firm Brandon and Winnipeg Man free

(Submitted February 26, 2010 09:44:10 by Mack)

Apologies for the blatant plug, but I would prefer it if this went to someone who would value it, rather than just dumping it on Ebay! I have a brand new CE-125. It isn't boxed, but is all bagged up in it's case, including CE-125, instruction manual, 3 printer rolls, the Application Software tape, a 3.5mm Jack to Jack cable, and a Mains power adapter wuth a 2pin plug- model EA-23e 240v. It is listed on Ebay so if anyone is interested good luck bidding on item number 230442726756 Thanks for reading!

(Submitted September 19, 2009 10:59:21 by Mike)

Hi folks! Recently I bought one pc-1251.It was a dream of my youth, so I am happy and I will try iniciate my son in BASIC programming. Is there somebody who like to sell an additional CE-125 material? Mike

(Submitted February 10, 2009 16:35:04 by Giuliano)

Anch'io ho usato la PC-1251. Tra la fine degli anni 80 e l'inizio dei 90. Quante cose fatte insieme... Ciao a tutti.

I also used the PC-1251. Between the end of the 80s and the beginning of the 90s. How many things done together ... Hello to all.

(Submitted October 23, 2008 07:54:52 by martin)

i have one of those neat nittle calculator/computers but the display is broken about half of the display has tured back due to leakage of the liquid cristals . is there any way to repair it? Martin

(Submitted July 13, 2008 01:16:48 by Greg)


I started coding on a PC-1245, which was a birthday-present. That was 25 years ago... GAWK! Time passes!

(Submitted May 6, 2008 06:08:08 by goncal)

Thanks for the site. I have a PC-1251 which I just revived by installing new batteries. I was recalling the times when (before getting the PC-1251) I wished to get hold of a PC-1211, so famous back then, and I could not. But eventually I got a complete PC-1500 with plotter and cassette output - I was wondering whether it is possible to get hold of plotter ball-pens at all.

(Submitted February 28, 2008 07:32:45 by somebody)

i have 1261 and i still use it

(Submitted November 10, 2007 08:43:01 by shalash)

dear friend good day

i need the all origional catalogs that comes with th sharp 1251 yours shalash 941044 jordan post code 11194 amman

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