Who invented the first "clamshell" laptop?

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Mon Dec 20 18:54:02 1999

Rumor has it that ndiablo_at_diablonet.net may have mentioned these words:
>Hmm.. I agree with you, either Zenith or Grid, but I think it might have
>actually been Zenith... or so I think i remember seeing once :)
>-Sean Caron (root_at_diablonet.net)

By "clamshell" if you mean the screen flips open, then the Tandy 200 *I
think* came before either of them, and was OEM'd by Kyocera. Zenith did OEM
the Tandy 600, which AFAIK was the first laptop with a built-in floppy drive.

Don't take my word for gospel, of course... ;-)

YMMV (and mine sucks),
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
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Received on Mon Dec 20 1999 - 18:54:02 GMT

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