IBM 5100 ???

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Nov 24 18:22:07 1997

On Mon, 24 Nov 1997, Charles E. Fox wrote:

> I have just had an IBM 5100 "Portable" computer (circa 1976) donated,
> along with a 5103 printer and a 5106 tape drive. No documentation or
> software, so could anyone tell me what I have, what operating system it
> used, and what kind of tapes?

Well, according to all the hype on the 5100 in recent months, you've
stumbled on a treasure and you should be stoked beyond imagination.

The 5100 was the first portable computer built by IBM, and quite possibly
the first ever (I don't think any claim has been made so far to the

Does it boot?

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