The History of Laptop Computers

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  • The History of Laptop Computers

    The History of Laptop Computers
    Also released in 1981 was the Epson HX-20, a battery powered portable computer with a 20-character by 4 line LCD display and a built-in printer.
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    The History of Laptop Computers

    The computer considered by most historians to be the first true portable computer was the Osborne 1. Adam Osborne, an ex-book publisher was the founder of Osborne Computer Corp, which produced the Osborne 1 in 1981. It was a portable computer that weighed 24 pounds and cost $1795.
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    The History Of Laptops Computers

    In January of 1982, Microsoft's Kazuhiko Nishi and Bill Gates begin discussions on designing a portable computer that featured a new liquid crystal display or LCD screen. Kazuhiko Nishi later showed the prototype to Radio Shack and the retailer agreed to manufacture the computer.
  • The History of Laptop Computers

    The History of Laptop Computers
    Manny Fernandez had the idea for a well-designed laptop for executives who were just starting to use a computer. Fernandez, who started Gavilan Computer, promoted his machines as the first "laptop" computers in May 1983.In 1988, Compaq Computer introduced its first laptop PC with VGA graphics, the Compaq SLT/286.
  • The History of Laptop Computers

    The History of Laptop Computers
    In 1983, Radio Shack released the TRS-80 Model 100, a 4-pound battery-operated portable computer with a design that was flat and looked more like modern laptops of today.In 1986, Radio Shack released the new, improved and smaller TRS Model 200.
  • The History of Laptops Computers

    The History of Laptops Computers
    In 1984, IBM announced the IBM 5155 Portable Personal Computer.
  • History of laptops computers

    History of laptops computers
    In 1989, the release of the NEC UltraLite was considered by some to be the first "notebook style" computer. It was a laptop size computer that weighed under 5-pounds.In September of 1989, Apple Computer released the first Macintosh Portable that later evolved into the Powerbook.
    In 1989, Zenith Data Systems released the Zenith MinisPort, a 6-pound laptop computer.
    In October of 1989, Compaq Computer released its first notebook PC, the Compaq LTE.
  • The history of laptops computers

     The history of laptops computers
    In March of 1991, Microsoft released the Microsoft BallPoint Mouse, which used both mouse and trackball technology in a pointing device designed for laptop computers.
    In October of 1991, Apple Computers released the Macintosh PowerBook 100, 140 and 170 - all notebook style laptops.
  • The history of laptop computers

    The history of laptop computers
    In October of 1992, IBM released its ThinkPad 700 laptop computer.
    In 1992, Intel and Microsoft release APM or the Advanced Power Management specification for laptop computers.
  • The history of laptop computers

    The history of laptop computers
    In 1993, the first PDAs or Personal Digital Assistants were released. PDAs are pen-based hand-held computers.