Who invented the first "clamshell" laptop?

From: Uncle Roger <sinasohn_at_ricochet.net>
Date: Tue Dec 21 19:30:39 1999

At 12:36 AM 12/21/99 GMT, you wrote:
>Who (by company, that is) invented the first "clamshell" laptop? I am
>tempted to believe it is either GRiD or Zenith Data Systems that introduced
>this style, but if I had to, I'd lay my money on GRiD.

Take the money and run.

GRiD Compass: 1982 (Sometime in the fall)
Sharp PC-5000: 1983 (March)
Gavilan: 1983 (March or April)
TRS-80 m100: 1983
TRS-80 m200: 1985?

I don't know what Zenith's first clamshell was, but I'm pretty sure it was
much later on.

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