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Apple IIc

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Generalcarry, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

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    I still have my Apple IIc with carrying case and was wondering if that would qualify as the first "laptop"?
     
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    In '83 I used a Compaq Portable.
    Did you have the Apple IIc before that?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compaq_Portable
     

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    Green_Manelishi Knicker Knotter

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    Nothing like a 30 pound laptop with about an 8" display, sitting on your lap !!!
    Used to check out, "set up" (add memory and install desired software) and deliver those babies to MIT, Harvard, etc.
     
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    Generalcarry NRA Member

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    I believe the very first practical 'laptop' was the Radio Shack model 100. It was a mainstay of many reporters for a while. It had a great keyboard.
     
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    The compaq portable makes the IIc look like a netbook.
     
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    I remember firing up our Commodore vic-20 for the first time, then moving on to the 64 and even a Panasonic Executive Partner. I had a Hayes Smartmodem 2400 to connect to my favorite BBSs. Remember those!