Historical question

  herman1rg 17:19 21 Apr 2004
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I'm not sure this is in the right place but here goes anyway.......
I have just purchased laptop but I wonder when the first equivalent type of machine was released for public purchase??

I'm sure some of you boffins will be able to remember this.

Also any good websites that cover the history of computing?

  recap 17:21 21 Apr 2004

1981 click here for further details.

  Falkyrn 17:32 21 Apr 2004

"The computer considered by most historians to be the first true portable computer was the Osborne 1. Adam Osborne, an ex-book publisher founded Osborne Computer and produced the Osborne 1 in 1981, a portable computer that weighed 24 pounds and cost $1795. The Osborne 1 came with a five-inch screen, modem port, two 5 1/4 floppy drives, a large collection of bundled software programs, and a battery pack."


click here

  recap 17:38 21 Apr 2004
  spuds 18:14 21 Apr 2004

A couple more sites click here click here

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