Evolution of The Laptop
Evolution of the Laptop
First Real LaptopThe Grid Compass, Model 1101 was the first real laptop that was portable, with an Intel 8086 processor, a 6-inch 320×240-pixel bright, 256KB DRAM, and 384K internal magnetic bubble memory.
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TRS-80 Model 100Scene Description: The TRS-80 was released in March 1983 and it had 8-bit Intel 80C85 processor, 32 kB ROM, and 240 by 64 pixel addressable graphics. It was one of the most important laptops in order to create the ones today.
APA Citation:Edwards, B. (2008, June 2). Inside a Classic: The TRS-80 Model 100. PCWorld Helps You Navigate the PC Ecosystem. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://www.pcworld.com/article/146496/article.html
Compaq SLT/286Released in October 1988, the Compaq laptop had 20 MB, 640K RAM, a 12 MHz 286 chip, could sport an internal hard disk drive, and a VGA compatible LCD screen.
APA Citation: Stewart, T. (2009, December 7). Compaq SLT/286. Tezza's Vintage Computer Collection -. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/collection/compaq-stl286.htm
PowerBook 100Scene Description: One of the best of the series, the PowerBook 100 had 500 MB, 33 MHz 68LC040 processor, 640 × 400 pixel resolution, and 2-8 MB of memory. It also had an expansion bay module. It was created on August 28, 1995.APA Citation: PowerBook 190/66 Specs @ EveryMac.com. (2012). PowerBook 190/66 Specs @ EveryMac.com. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powerbook/specs/mac_powerbook190_66.html
Toshiba Satellite Laptop M55-S325This laptop was released in 2005 and had 1.73 GHz, Mobile Intel 915GM Express chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 1,280-by-768 pixels, and 333 MHz PC-2700 access memory.
APA Citation: Koble, M. (2010, December 17). Specs on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop M55-S325. EHow. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/facts_7658802_specs-toshiba-satellite-laptop-m55s325.html
Macbook Pro Third GenerationScene Description: The Macbook Pro, released in June 2012, had Retina Display for graphics, HD video chatting, Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor and 2.3GHz, 7 hours of battery life and 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors.APA Citation: Apple - MacBook Pro - Features. (n.d.). Apple - MacBook Pro - Features. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/features/13-and-15-inch/