BEHOLD; THE FIRST LAPTOP
Released back in 1981, the Osborne 1 by the Osborne Computer Corporation is considered to be the FIRST portable computer. It had the capability of plugging into an outlet or using the battery pack for power. It was also able to close up be carried around with a built-in handle... they thought of everything!
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Priced at $1,795 the portable computer had a 5" screen, a full QWERTY keyboard and two slots for floppy disks. In addition it came bundled with about $1500 of free software!
In September 1981, the Osborne 1 was a huge overnight success reaching $1 millionUSD sales a month. In 1983 and two versions later, the company ran out of money and filed for bankruptcy because serious computer users were getting the new IBM PC... and the rest is history.