Blowing Up Old Computers

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Wed Aug 7 15:38:00 2002

On Wed, 7 Aug 2002, Roger Merchberger wrote:

> > > thing...) It had a flip-up 80x16 screen, and was the first laptop with a
> > > built-in floppy drive. It was a Zenith OEM but shared a few characteristics
> >
> >Really? What year did this come out?
> My brain wants to say '86 or '87, but having just moved, it's packed
> somewhere... I'll see if I can find it in the next day or two & find out...

There were a few computers before the Tandy 600 with a built-in disk
drive. The first that I can think of off-hand and which would have been
the earliest is the Gavilan. It featured a 3" disk drive.

Or did you mean 3.5" disk drive specifically?

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