First laptop?

From: Kai Kaltenbach <>
Date: Tue Jul 20 18:34:06 1999

No. Byte Magazine first used the term "laptop" in reference to a production
computer, after viewing the Epson HX-20 at a trade show in November 1981.
The Model 100 came out in March 1983.


-----Original Message-----
From: Max Eskin []
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 2:54 PM
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Subject: First laptop?

I walked into Radio Shack today, and was delighted to see a row of posters
on their wall with photos of old Radio Shack stores and equipment from the
beginning of the chain to now. They mentioned that the TRS Model 100 was
'the first laptop in the industry'. Is this even marginally true?

--Max Eskin ( Ignorance is Impotence - Knowledge is Power
Received on Tue Jul 20 1999 - 18:34:06 BST

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