Poll: Best *monochrome* laptop display

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Sat Apr 8 13:36:28 2000

Doug wrote:
>On Sat, 8 Apr 2000, Derek Peschel wrote:
>> Is the 2000 a "luggable" like the other Kaypros? If it is, and if we're
>> counting "luggables", then wouldn't the Osbore's 5" display be worse?
>No, the 2000 was an MS-DOS laptop circa 1985 (way back when "2000" meant
>"the future"). It had a cool looking aluminum case (sort of the Chevy Vega
>of portables).

It had a *very* nice, a good keyboard, and a four hour battery. But the
screen sucked, and in only had a 720k floppy. However, mine was a luggable
as I eventually had the docking station with a 5.25" 360k floppy and huge
30MB HD :^)

The interesting thing about that 30MB HD was that it was huge. When I
replaced it with a Twinhead 386sx/16 in 1990 I thought the 40MB HD would be
equally huge, but I almost immediatly filled it (something to do with being
able to suddenly run a lot of stuff that wouldn't have run/been usable on
the Kaypro). The Twinhead screen isn't bad, though it has a ghosting
problem, and systems battery was never good for anything other than an UPS.
I've still got the Twinhead, but unfortunatly got rid of the Kaypro in '93.

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