Osbourne computer question

From: Jeff Hellige <jhellige_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Thu Feb 8 19:48:07 2001

>On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Jeff Hellige wrote:
>> The one that says 'Osborne' on the side of the case is the
>> later variety with the more rigid case, which should be a more
>> standard beige or similar color. The other should have a more yellow
>> colored case and would be the original model. It's case isn't quite
>> as sturdy. It did have a cover over where the power cord coils into
>> but it was totally detachable. It more or less just snapped into
>> place vice the hinged variety of the later models.
>The ones I have use velcro to attach the cover over the power cord. It's
>pretty shabby actually.

Which would explain why they're more likely to be found without the
cover. The engineering on the 2nd variant was considerably better
than the first, what with the sturdier case, coiled keyboard cable
vice the thick ribbon cable, and a few other improvements.

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