Computer is a device that was born around 1946, bringing many benefits and significant impact on human life. In the early years, computers were like a giant machine, very big and very passive.
Until 1981, the variant from the desktop, but flexible, more compact appearance. These are the laptops and the 40-year-old story and gradually dominate the officially published world.
Let’s look at the nearly 40 years of glorious history of the laptop, the way they have changed the world according to share from Techradar.
1981: Osborne 1, the first laptop in the world
Created and distributed by Osborne Computer in 1981, the Osborne 1 has a 5-inch screen, 2 floppy drives, a modem, a battery and a built-in keyboard.
Worth saying, this laptop weighs up to 11 kg, quite bulky. It has a lot of nice features, people were able to bring the computer to everywhere and still be able to work.
However, Osborne 1 is not paying much attention but is also an important “factor” for the great achievements of the laptop at present. Its price is $ 5,000 equivalent to 116 million at the current currency exchange rate.
1983: Grid Compass 1101, the first laptop to fold
The first true laptop was the Grid Compass 1101, introduced and released in 1983. It has the ability to flex, provide flexibility and neatness. This design has changed the laptops so much better until now.
The ThinkPad comes with a red TrackPoint in the middle of the keyboard, which is used to control the cursor, and the iconic feature is still found in modern ThinkPads.
In particular, it has a colorful 10.4-inch screen, larger than any other laptop screen at the time, 120 MB hard drive and IBM 486 SLI processor are relatively powerful. This device has won many prestigious design awards at that time.