Laptop like other electronic appliances has also undergone drastic changes since the day it first became known to people. This evolution although is unlike any other electronic appliance as we can wit...
ness from following milestones.
Over the past three or four decades, we have seen laptops we never thought we would in the future. To reflect more on this evolution, let us have a look at this infographic.
1971 – Dynabook
Alan Kay, in 1971, came up with a portable computing device for kids, although the idea never made it from design and sketches to mass production.
1981 – Osborne 1
Osborne 1 was the first portable laptop computer. Immediately, it became a smash hit in businessmen who would take this heavy, but portable machine, to their meetings. Despite it’s heaviness, the screen was only 5 inches.
1982 – Grid Compass
Bill Morggridge was the first to come up with a model that featured a foldable screen. The lapop proposed by British Engineer was a revolution compared to last year’s Osborne 1.
1989 – Apple Macintosh Portable
This machine, manufactured by Apple, could even send email from space as was proven from a space shuttle mission.
1996 – Apple Toshiba Libretto 20
This Laptop resembles more to modern day laptops. It offered 6 inches display and was among the first laptops running of Windows 95 OS.
2004 – Sony Vaio X505
This was a revolution in next gen computing. Sony Vaio offered expensive and thin laptops which quickly became popular among common people as well as businessmen.
2007 – Asus EEE PC 701
One of the first laptops to be labeled as “Netbooks,” these laptops were priced no more than £250 as they offered only basic specifications.
2009 – Qualcomm Smartbook
In 2009, Qualcomm came up with the idea of a hybrid between a smartphone and a notebook, hence the term “Smartbook.”
2010 – Apple iPad
Apple’s iPad almost completely eliminated the need for an external keyboard and an external mouse. This tablet could be used even when lying on bed, which marked another accomplishment in evolutionary journey of laptop.
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