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This is the first portable computer I ever owned... The term "portable" is used loosely here -- It weighed over 30lbs, so it was more of a "luggable" computer. Nonetheless, this system made on-the-go computing a reality for many folks back in 1981. The 3" CRT, keyboard, dual floppy disk drives, modem and disk holder were all neatly held in a hardshell that folded up into a handy suitcase-shaped package. Can you imagine that this machine originally cost nearly $2000 20+ years back?

It ran on the CP/M Operating system! (pre-windows) No mouse, no "copy" command, you would "pip" your file!




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agbert
May. 5th, 2004 12:02 pm (UTC)
Wow... you have a make and model # for that thing?

Andrew...
mc4bbs
May. 5th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC)
Unfortanuatly, it was thrown out two moves ago... It had an "Intel" logo on it; but used a Z-80 CPU... Weird.

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