Tuesday, September 13, 2011

World's First Laptop


Pictured here is one of the first "portable" computers. It could be considered the first laptop.
This is the Osborne 1, which came out in 1981.
The computer cost apox $1,800, weighed 25 pounds, and had a 5 inch screen.




The First Laptop Computer - Osborne 1 
The computer considered by most historians to be the first true portable computer was the Osborne 1. Adam Osborne, an ex-book publisher founded Osborne Computer and produced the Osborne 1 in 1981, a portable computer that weighed 24 pounds and cost $1795. The Osborne 1 came with a five-inch screen, modem port, two 5 1/4 floppy drives, a large collection of bundled software programs, and a battery pack. The short-lived computer company was never successful

1 Comments:

adamhuet said...

I feel like a 5 inch screen would be almost useless. I can't imagine doing much of anything on that, but laptops had to start somewhere.

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