Laptops

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  • The first portable computer

    The first portable computer
    The MCM/70 was one of the first microcomputers released. It was also the first portable computer on the market. It had an 800Khz processor, between 2 and 8kb of RAM, 32kb of ROM, and a tiny one-line plasma display for output. Not every model had a battery for portable use, but according to some sources custom models could be ordered with an expensive battery option that enabled it to be run without an available electric socket. It is not known how long the MCM/70 could operate on battery power.
  • The First Square screen laptop.

    The First Square screen laptop.
    Osborne 1The Osborne 1 was the first popular portable computer. It's design was created by Adam Osbourne, and the most important specification requirement at that time was that the Osbourne 1 had to fit under an airplane seat. Never mind the fact that this left the Osbourne 1 with a five inch screen that could only display 24 lines of text with 52 characters in each line. This $1795 dollar state-of-the-art portable computer also came with an amazing 4 MHz processor; 64kb of ram; and not one, but two 92k
  • First remotely portable Computer

    First remotely portable Computer
    The Tandy Radio Shack Model 100 was one of the first portable computers that was remotely affordable. At the time it cost $599, and came with a 2.4MHz processor, 8-32K of RAM and a 40x8 character LCD display. It ran off of 4 AA batteries, and lasted up to sixteen hours on batteries. The computer was powered by Microsoft BASIC stored in ROM. The TRS Model 100 had ports for an optional 300 baud modem, and a bar code reader. Data was stored on an audio cassette.
  • The First Mac Portable

    The First Mac Portable
    Mac portable infoThe Macintosh Portable was never a very popular portable computer. It had a 640x480 black and white display, and a 16 MHz processor at a time when most portable computers were running at 10-12 MHz. It also had an amazing ten hour battery lifetime. However, the Macintosh Portable weighed about 17 pounds, making it considerably heavier than most people liked to carry. Unfortunately, the $6500 price tag also made it far more expensive than its lighter competition.
  • First Netbook look alike

    First Netbook look alike
    The Poquet PC was a surprisingly powerful minicomputer that ran DOS. It ran off two AA batteries for weeks or months because of advanced power management features such as shutting off the CPU when it wasn't in use. In a way the Poquet PC may look like nothing more than an advanced calculator, but it ran WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, and other old DOS programs. The Poquet PC weighed 1.2 pounds and had a 7Mhz
  • Macintosh Powerbook

    Macintosh Powerbook
    Apple's PowerBook 500 was the first portable computer to include a touchpad, or trackpad, for mouse input. This innovation soon replaced trackballs on all Apple computers. This portable computer was also the first to incorporate 16 bit stereo sound. The PowerBook 500 had a Motorola 68LC040 CPU that could be upgraded to a PowerPC procesor, up to 500mb of hard drive storage, a 1.44mb floppy drive, and up to 40mb of RAM. The PowerBook 500 weighed 7.3 pounds.
  • IBM thinkpad

    IBM thinkpad
    The IBM ThinkPad 770E weighed 7.7lbs, and packed a 266 MHz processor, 32mb of RAM, and a 5gb hard drive with Windows 95 installed. The battery life was about 3.5 hours.Also included in this fascinating design was a fingerprint reader to keep this portable computer completely secure.
  • The first Tablet

    The first Tablet
    Laptop TimelineThe Lenovo X41 introduced an exciting new laptop/tablet conversion feature that made it truly unique. Add to this the 1.5 GHz processor, 512mb of RAM, and a 40gb hard drive, all packaged in a tiny tablet that weighed only 3.5 pounds.
  • The thinnest Laptops

    The thinnest Laptops
    Youtube vidn 2008 the MacBook Air made history as the thinnest laptop to date. The laptop is only .76 inches in height and has a 13.3 inch glossy screen that displays at 1280x800 resolution. The MacBook Air comes with a 1.8Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, an 80gb solid-state hard drive, and 2gb of memory. Its trackpad supports multi-touch gestures like those of the MacBook Pro or iPhone. Unfortunately, the $1799 laptop does not please everyone. It tends to heat up, causing core shutdown. In addition, the extremely
  • Most Advancved Processor

    Most Advancved Processor
    Overview I7 info
    n early 2011, a new microarchitecture named Sandy Bridge microarchitecture was introduced by Intel, which keeps all the existing brands from Nehalem including Core i3/i5/i7, but introduces new model numbers. The initial set of Sandy Bridge processors includes dual- and quad-core variants, all of which use a single 32 nm die for both the CPU and integrated GPU cores, unlik