Sharp PC-7000

Year: 1985 Initial Price: $1,795, $4,322 in 2020 The PC-7000 is Sharp’s second computer targeted for sale in the US, after the PC-5000 from late 1984. First previewed in July at the 1985 “National Office Machine Dealers Association” show in Las Vegas, the PC-7000 was available for retail three months later in October. While the…

Telemecanique FTX 517

Year: 1997 Initial Price: $7,499, $12,161 in 2020 The TELEMECANIQUE was manufactured by SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC in 1997 and its basically a portable computer that was used to program different PLC`s ( Programmable Logic Controller ) in various industrial automation processes. I had bought this computer from a local Facebook sales group for about 60 EUR and…

Amstrad ALT-286

Year: 1989 Initial Price: $2,600, $5,457 in 2020   The Amstrad ALT-286 is a very nice machine, its a mix between the TOSHIBA T3100/20 and the SHARP PC-4500. It shares same technology like the two mentioned above but the display its superior due to the fact it came on the market almost 3 years after…

Compaq Portable SLT/286

Year: 1989 Initial Price: $5.399, $11,332 in 2020   THE EXECUTIVE COMPUTER The machine offers a bright high-resolution display that supports the VGA video standard, the first laptop with that feature. It has a 12-megahertz 80C286 processor, a new low-power chip that is among the faster 80286 microprocessors, and it is certainly capable of handling most…

TOSHIBA T3100e

YEAR: 1986 INITIAL PRICE: $6899,$16,383 in 2020   T3100e was a laptop manufactured by Toshiba and released in 1986. It featured a 20 MB hard drive, 12 MHz Intel 80286, 1mB RAM and a monochrome 9.6″ gas-plasma display with a resolution of up to 640×400 pixels.   Five versions ever existed: The T3100 had a 8…

Amstrad PPC512

YEAR: 1987 INITIAL PRICE: $1,455, $3,054 in 2020      The PPC512 had an NEC V30 processor running at 8 MHz, 512 KB of memory, a full-size 102-key keyboard, a built-in liquid crystal display (not backlit) that could emulate the CGA or MDA and either one or two 720k 3.5″ floppy drives (the model was either…

The TOSHIBA T3100/20

YEAR: 1986 INITIAL PRICE: $6,899, $16,383 in 2020      T3100/20 was a laptop manufactured by Toshiba and released in 1986. It featured a 20 MB hard drive, 8 MHz Intel 80286 CPU and a monochrome 9.6″ gas-plasma display with a resolution of up to 640×400 pixels. Processor Intel 80286 microprocessor 8.0 MHz operating speed Memory 640kB RAM…