The first laptop computers! "Click" the images to see more information.
Laptop and pocket computers have been around for decades, but bear
little resemblance to today's powerful systems.
What defines a laptop computer? Most people agree on light-weight, battery operation,
with the keyboard and display device in a self-contained package.
A full-size keyboard may or may not be a requirement, depending on your view-point.
Even the earliest systems were true computers, with tiny keyboards and tiny screens.
They required no operating system to control their simple hardware -
they were usually programmable in the popular BASIC programming language,
or had their own proprietary operating system.