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.

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.

Highscreen Colani BlueNote

In 1993, german retailer VOBIS hired designer Luigi Colani to give their computer lineup a more appealing and distinct look. One result of these efforts was the Colani BlueNote. As VW said years later: Blue makes happy.

Highscreen Notebook 386SX-25 (Halikan NBA386SX-25)

German Retailer VOBIS was once popular, with some 800 branches accross Europe, pushing the HIGHSCREEN brand into many households. Here’s a HIGHSCREEN notebook which brought an appealing design to the clunky world of notebooks.

Compaq LTE Elite 4/75CX

With the LTE line, Compaq was among the first to offer portable computers with the base dimension of a paper sheet, coining the new term “Notebook” to describe smaller, less bulkier Laptops.

Compaq Armarda 1592DT

The first ever laptop I bought myself. While propably not significant in computer history, it is an example for a solid and rigid business notebook, which served me well during my education.