Notebook Computers

Toshiba T1000LE

YEAR: 1990 INITIAL PRICE: $1,799, $3,534 in 2020 SN: 10016686 The Toshiba T1000LE was one of the first laptops to include both a hard drive and a Ni-CD battery. Previous laptops did not have enough power to run a hard drive from battery power (exceptions include the¬†Toshiba T1200, which had a proprietary 26-pin¬†JVC¬†hard drive, and …

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Apple Powerbook 140

Year: October 1991 Initial Price: $3,199, $6,113 in 2020 ¬† The¬†PowerBook 140¬†was released in the first line of¬†PowerBooks. It was the mid-range PowerBook, between the low-end¬†100¬†and the high-end¬†170. Component ¬† Processor: Motorola 68030, running at 16¬†MHz RAM: 2¬†MB¬†on board, can be expanded to 8 MB ROM: 1 MB Hard disk: 20-80 MB Floppy disk: 1.44 …

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IBM PS/2 L40SX

Year: 1991 Initial Price: $5,995, $11,456 in 2020 ¬† CPU¬†386SX-20(MHz) RAM¬†2MB¬†up to 18MB HDD\Floppy¬†20\40\80 MB Drive\ 3.5 inch drive Graphics¬†VGA Display (640×480) STN Display This Computer was having a bad display and a faulty HDD Connector. It took me 2 weeks to finish this project. All working now!

Epson Equity LT

Year: 1989 Initial Price: ? ¬† The Epson Equity LT (model Q150A) weighs in at only 14.3 pounds, with the hard drive and supertwisted backlit LCD.¬† Parallel and serial (9-pin) ports are standard, as is the colormonitor port.¬† Two option slots house the hard drive and optional 300/1200 baudmodem card.Measurements are 12.2″ deep by 13.6″ …

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Olivetti M10 by Kyocera Corporation (Japan)

YEAR: 1983 Initial Price: $800, $2,090 in 2020 ¬† The Olivetti M-10 is basically the same computer as the¬†Tandy 100¬†or the¬†NEC PC-8201. All these machines were in fact conceived by Kyocera Corporation (Japan). Thus they all have very similar characteristics.Olivetti is well known for computers with special design, and the M-10 is not an exception. …

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Olivetti M15

Year: 1985 Initial Price: $5,999, $14,490 in 2020 ¬† Manufacturer Olivetti Personal Computers Processor type Intel 80C88 Cycle time 4.77 MHz RAM memory 512 KB ROM memory 16 KB Ports Serial RS-232C, Parallel Operating systems MS-DOS 3.3 Keyboard 78-keys Modem no Screen size 25 lines x 80 columns¬† LCD Graphics resolution 640 x 320 dots …

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NEC MULTISPEED

Year: 1986 Initial Price: $2,200, $4,797 in 2020   Processor: NEC V30 4.7Mhz and 9.5 Mhz RAM Disk: up to 126kB RAM: 640Kb Storage: 2X720kB FDD units The unit had a bad power supply and bad jumper config. Fully functional, runs MS-DOS 3.30. See more on Google Docs.

Sharp PC-4500 (4502)

YEAR: 1987 Initial Price: $5,899, $13,515 in 2020 ¬† Reference: PC-4500Processor: Nec V40 at 7.16 MHz or equivalent (compatible with i80188)Memory: 256 KB or 640 KB RAM expandable to 1.6 MB Including 1 MB of EMS memoryDisplay: CGA compatible monochrome LCD display (Backlit on models 4502 and 4521)Storage: 1 or 2 floppy drives 3 “1/2 …

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Compaq Contura 4\25

YEAR:1993 Initial Price: $3,400, $7,126 in 2020 With the introduction of the INTEL 80486 processors back in¬†1989, COMPAQ equipped its Contura “All-in-One” notebook series 2820 with these faster chips. Also the 80486 had a¬†mathematical co-processor integrated in the CPU. 4/25[Specifications] i486SX-S (SL enhanced 486SX) running at 25MHz Passive matrix gray scale VGA display, 16 shades …

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Tandy 1110HD

YEAR: 1992 INITIRAL PRICE: $1,199, $2,224 in 2020 The 1110 HD¬†was introduced in 1992. The specifications of the Tandy were not spectacular as it was considered a lower middle class laptop. It¬†was still very impressive at its time of release, which proved it to be more successful that it‚Äôs competitors. ¬† ¬† Processor: 8 bit …

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FIC SportSX – just over 1000 ever made because of Copyright issues

YEAR: 1987 INITIAL PRICE:¬†??? FIC Sport SX¬†was a laptop manufactured by FIC (First International Computer, Inc.) ¬†and released in 1987. It featured a 40 MB hard drive that was about twice the capacity used in those days, it has and incredible 8¬†MHz Intel 80286 CPU and a monochrome gas-plasma display. This laptop is so Rare …

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Toshiba T1900

YEAR: 1993 INITIAL PRICE: $3,899, $7,023 in 2020 ¬† “Getting a head start is rare these days. Starting in front is almost unheard of. But that’s the feeling you get when you own a Toshiba notebook. The confidence that comes from knowing that what’s standard for Toshiba means leadership for the industry. The T1900 Series …

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IBM PS/2 Note N33Sx Type 8533 (before the Thinkpads)

Year: 1991 Initial Price: $2,990, $5713 in 2020 ¬† The Personal System/2 or PS/2 was IBM‘s third generation of personal computers released in 1987. The PS/2 line was created by IBM in an attempt to recapture control of the PC market by introducing an advanced yet proprietary architecture. IBM‘s considerable market presence plus the reliability …

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IBM Thinkpad 345C (Top of the 25 Greatest PCs of All Time)

YEAR: 1992 INITIAL PRICE: 2375 US Dollars LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Among the first IBM’s to use the Thinkpad name As IBM president 1914 to 1956, Thomas J. Watson, Sr. enjoyed using the phrase “THINK!” to motivate and inspire his employees. This simple word has become deeply embedded in IBM’s corporate culture ever since. Decades …

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TOSHIBA T1200XE (first laptop with “Resume-mode” technology)

YEAR: 1987 INITIAL PRICE: $6,499, ¬†$14,890 in 2020 ¬† The Toshiba T1200XE was a laptop manufactured by the Toshiba Corporation, first made in 1987. It was an upgraded version of the Toshiba T1100 Plus. Processor Intel 80C286TM microprocessor Adjustable 12/6 MHz clock speed ¬† Memory 1 MB RAM standard 5 MB RAM maximum LIM-EMS 4.0 …

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Toshiba T1000

Year: 1987 Initial Price: 1199 USD ¬† The Toshiba T1000 was a laptop computer manufactured by the Toshiba Corporation in 1987. It had a similar specification to the IBM PC Convertible, with an 4.77¬†MHz 80C88 processor, 512 kB of RAM, and a monochrome CGA-compatible LCD. Unlike the Convertible, it includes a standard serial port and …

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