First laptop?

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Wed Jul 21 20:57:09 1999

On Wed, 21 Jul 1999, Bill Sheehan wrote:

> While the Epson HX-20 can lay claim to being the first laptop, it had some
> severe limitations, the most evident being its 20x4 character LCD display.
> The TRS-80 Model 100 had a much more useable 40x8 character display. The

Better as the M100 was, the fact is the HX-20 was still usable in the same
sense, and was in fact the first. By that same logic I can claim my
Compaq Armada SB is the "first" laptop.

> especially for journalists. The result was that the model 100 probably
> got more press.


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