History of Laptop Computers

  • Osborne 1

    Osborne 1
    Considered to be the 1st portable computer.
  • Grid Compass

    Grid Compass
    Originally developed for business executives, GRiDs were also used by the U.S. military 'in the field', and by NASA on the Space Shuttles during the 1980's and 90's.
  • IBM PC Convertible

    IBM PC Convertible
    IBMs 1st laptop computer.
  • Macintosh Portable

    Macintosh Portable
    The Mac Portable was Apple's first attempt to produce a portable version of a desktop Macintosh computer.
  • PowerBook

    The PowerBook 100 was a big step forward from the Mac Portable. First and foremost, at 5.1 pounds it was just one-third as heavy. Secondly, it was several thousand dollars less expensive.
  • ThinkPad 700C

    ThinkPad 700C
    IBM launched the first edition of its ThinkPad series, the ThinkPad 700C. Right from the start IBM set the standard: the first notebook with a 10.4" color TFT screen and a new TrackPoint pointing device. This notebook weighed 5.7 lb And had a memory of 120 MB—respectable for the era.
  • Lenovo X41

    Lenovo X41