The Atari Portfolio (world’s first palmtop computer)

Year: 1989 Price: $399, $837 in 2020   The Atari Portfolio (Atari PC Folio) is an IBM PC-compatible palmtop PC, released by Atari Corporation in June 1989. This makes it the world’s first palmtop computer. The ATARI Portfolio was also used in the Terminator 2 movie when John Connor is hacking the ATM. Atari’s compact clam-shell ran an MS-DOS compatible operating system…

HP 1000CX (MS-DOS 5.0)

Year: 1995 Initial Price:  $550, $939 in 2020   The HP 1000CX has an Intel 80186 compatible embedded CPU named “Hornet”, which runs at ~7.91 Mhz and has  1, 2 or 4 MB of memory, of which 640 KB is RAM and the rest can be used for expanded memory (EMS) or memory-based storage space. Being IBM PC/XT compatible and…