IBM PC Portable

It’s 1984: One year after Compaq market entry with its own portable, IBM was forced to draw along to keep their market share. So they shed the light on the IBM PC portable, an luggable computer built on… Read More

HP OmniBook 800CT

Following the HP 95, 100 and 200 series, HP’s calculator division devised the OmniBook 300, an ultra-light yet ultra-portable computer, the smallest of its time. Let’s have a closer look at a later generation model, the 800CT.

Compaq Presario CDS 524

There’s a long history of all-in-one computers, dating back to the Apple LISA and the Macintosh in the early 80s. Here’s a 1994 version of an all-in-one PC compatible, the Compaq Presario CDS524.

Highscreen Colani BlueNote II

Following the success of the Highscreen Colani BlueNote, german retailer VOBIS launched the BlueNote II, which was more than just a minor update.

Toshiba Libretto 50CT

The Toshiba Libretto was an instant smash hit when first released in Japan. But not soon after, this super-tiny portable computer was also released to other markets, where it’s found a strong following.

IBM PC Convertible 5140

In 1986, IBM shed the light on the IBM PC convertible. Lighter and smaller than the IBM PC portable, this new device set the tone for generations to come, and is in fact IBMs first ever laptop computer.

Compaq Contura Aero 4/33C

Thirteen years before the worls saw the first Netbook, Compaq hit the market with Contura Aero, one of the earliest Subnotebook computers.

Sony Vaio VGN-UX280P UMPC

It’s small, it’s light, and it had a starring role in a Bond movie: The Sony Vaio UMPC.

TI TravelMate 4000M

Before selling it’s computer business off to Acer in 1997, Texas Instruments, famously known for their line of table calculators, also produced computers. Here’s the TravelMate 400, a 486-class Notebook of the early 90s.

TI TravelMate 5200

Before selling it’s computer business off to Acer in 1997, Texas Instruments, famously known for their line of table calculators, also produced computers. Here’s the TravelMate 5200, a Pentium-class Notebook of the mid-90s.