History of the Laptop

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  • Invention: William Moggridge invented the laptop for Grid System Corporation

  • The laptop was used by NASA on the space shuttle program

  • Adam Osborne produced the Osborne 1, the original true portable computer

  • Epson HX-20 was released, a battery powered computer

  • Kazuhiko Nishi and Bill Gates started designing a portable computer and Radio Shack agreed to manufacture their design

  • Manny Fernandez designed a laptop computer for businessmen and started Gavilan Computer, the original fully functioning laptop

  • Compaq Computer made the first PC laptop with VGA graphics

  • NEC UltraLite made the first notebook style laptop

  • Apply Computer made the first Macintosh Portable

  • Microsoft made the first Microsoft BallPoint Mouse

  • Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) were made, the original pen-operated laptop