Fujitsu Lifebook B142

YEAR: 1999 INITIAL PRICE: $1899   The Fujitsu Lifebook B142 is an ultralight computer that was oriented to compete with Sony`s ultra-books and Toshiba Libretto`s computers. It is a very well build machine and also it has a TFT touchscreen display witch makes this little computer the perfect business machine for people who are on the…

ZEOS Contenda – SubNotebook Pioneer

YEAR: 1991 INITIAL PRICE: $5299   ZEOS (ZEOS International, Ltd.) was a PC manufacturer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Originally based in New Brighton, Minnesota, and founded by Gregory E. Herrick, the company incorporated in Minnesota in 1981. Among other notable firsts, ZEOS Contenda was one of the first notebook computers to be known as a SUBNOTEBOOK.  The quality build and the…

Hewlett&Packard Omnibook 800CT

Year: 1995 Initial Price: $2499 (Quelle 1996 etidion)   Hisotry: The first of its series was the Omnibook 300. At the time of its introduction in 1993, the HP Omnibook 300 was the smallest and lightest PC on the market to feature a full-size keyboard and full VGA (video graphics array) screen. It weighed only…

Toshiba Libretto 50CT

Year: 1997 Initial Price: $1999 The Libretto was a line of subnotebook computers designed and produced by Toshiba. The line was distinguished by its combination of functionality and small size, squeezing a full Windows PC into a device the size of a paperback book. Intel Pentium 75 MHz, 16 MB RAM (32 MB max.), 810 MB hard disk, 6.1-inch TFT display (Wikipedia) Libretto machines are always fascinating because its…

Toshiba Libretto 100CT

Year: 1996 Initial Price: $3,199 (Lowered price to $2,499 in celebration of Toshiba’s 10 millionth portable sold in 1997) The Libretto was a line of subnotebook computers designed and produced by Toshiba. The line was distinguished by its combination of functionality and small size, squeezing a full Windows PC into a device the size of a…

Compaq Contura Aero 4/33C

YEAR: 1995 Initial Price: 2850$ The Compaq Aero was popularized as a line of computer handhelds produced by Compaq Computer Corporation. It was succeeded by the iPAQ line. The Aero name was first used for small sub-notebooks computers that Compaq produced in the mid-90’s, the Contura Aero 4/25 and 4/33c. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Size and…