Trivia Question

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Fri Feb 21 14:01:00 2003

> With my contemplation of purchasing a new Sony Picturebook, I was wondering:
> What was the first portable computer that weighed less than 1Kg?
> [[I'm assuming that it'd be older than 10 years, so it should be ontopic...]]
> Any pointers appreciated! :-)

Define 'computer', please

The Sharp PC1211 (TRS80 PC1) ran BASIC and weighed less than 1kg. I would
call it a computer

What about the HP65? OK, it's a calculator, but it is fully programmable,
with conditional branches, etc. It also has a built-in magnetic card
reader/writer (so you do have some kind of permanent storage). I am
pretty sure it weighs less than 1kg. Dates from 1973/1974 or so.

Received on Fri Feb 21 2003 - 14:01:00 GMT

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