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The First Portable Computer Ever Built (4 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Gadgets   16 Nov 2012   / 7397 views

The Osborne 1 was the first laptop computer sold commercially and was released in 1981 by the Osborne Computer Corporation. Weighing in at a hefty 10.7 kg (23.5lb), the computer cost $1795 and used the CP/M 2.2 operating system.

 



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Gorfian 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
I used one of these at college. It was rubbish (even back then).
       
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crispy 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
Had the Compaq version. They weren't rubbish. They were state of the art back then. You can't look at them with today's mindset.
       
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gigantes 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
uh... he wasn't. he was looking at it as someone who knew it back then.


ANYWAY, i would argue that the first home PC's were just as portable as that clunker. my friends and i used to carry our early PC's (apple, commodore, sinclair) in a small case with all the necessary cables included. true, you needed to carry a monitor, too, but you could also SEE what you were looking at and have a lot more flexibility and choices all around...
       
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I had a friend in Junior High that had one. I was impressed.
       
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looks like an automatic sewing machine
       
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