A Brief History of laptops

The idea laptop was already in the late 1960 Dynabook, but this Tablet PC for mainly children.

There was no real commercial incentive to develop a truly portable computer, (and thought to be practical in all cases), so it was not until much later, new developments in transistors and processors, that the laptop They considered as something more than just a child's game.

it was the early '80s, the first truly portable computer was developed, the Osborne 1 was not analyzed, (I had plugged in), but at least the data and the computer can be shipped.

a few years later, in 1982, Compaq computers were released.

is widely accepted that Compaq was not much better than the Osborn 1, but because of the new popular MS-DOS operating system (used during most of IBM computers), it turned out, was an immediate success .

last year Epson announced the first truly portable computer battery nickel. Epson was more like an advanced calculator only 80 characters will be displayed at a time.

also introduced the Compass 1101 will be credited, around the same time giving us the now known design of the laptop computer screen folded shut over the keyboard.

In 1984, Gavilan SC and Sharp PC-500 entered

into the market, the Gavilan was the first that the concept of the laptop (and basic pointing device).

1984 also saw the arrival of the Kyocera Kyotronic 85, it was small and offered a variety of applications such as a word processor, a spreadsheet or a modem, and it's very popular indeed.

By the end of the 1980s, many laptop manufacturers have developed fairly similar machines. Everything that from the size of an A4 page is an A3. Most of the NEC Ultralite, the Cambridge Z88 and the IBM PC Convertible. The Compaq LTE introduced a portable hard drive (up to the date of the operating system stored in ROM and floppy disks were used).

set out in the early 1990s, the look and feel of the Apple laptop was by computers (built-in trackball, keyboard and palm rest). Not to be outdone the IBM Thinkpad 700C introduced the TrackPoint one year later.

Since the mid-90's only improved technology for portable computers. Longer battery life and a huge hard drives, now that the laptop a serious challenger to the table.

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Source by Simon Goodman

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