Laptop Computers
 Home | Free Articles | Links |

Welcome To LaptopUpdate.com. If You're Looking For Information About Laptop Computers, You've Come To The Right Place. You'll Find Informative Articles About Laptop Computers, Buying Guides, Breaking News, And Industry Trends. We Strive To Give You The Latest Information Available And Promise To Update This Site Daily. As You Explore This Site, You'll Discover...
 

Help! My Laptop Battery Isnt Holding A Charge! What Next?
WARNING: Do Not Make This mistake while buying Laptop Memory
Laptop Security: Protect Your Laptop When Traveling
Hot Topic: How To Buy Cheap Refurbished Laptops

Make sure to check out the Free Articles Section for information and tips on Laptop Travel Legal Issues, Customized Laptops and Financing Your Technology...

Laptop Computers line

Laptop Computers - What You NEED To Know.


This Anti-Spyware Software Will Help Keep Your Laptop Free From Spyware & Adware Infections!
Scan your Laptop FREE of charge with Spyware Nuker to locate any spyware or adware infections!

Does The Nerve Center Of Your PC - Windows Registry - Need Repairing?
Let Error Nuker, your amazing FREE PC Diagnostics tool, identify the precise problems in your Windows registry so you can determine exactly what your PC is suffering from.

Warning: Your laptop may be infected with harmful spyware programs.
Immediate removal may be required.



» UnitedHealthcare Donates Laptop Computers to The City of Hattiesburg's E³ Health Initiative

» Rewired courses: ABSS is mulling a program that would grow the use of computers in classrooms

» The 5 best laptop bags you’ve never heard of

» Toshiba Expands SMB Offerings with Ultraportable Portégé R30 Laptop

The History Of Laptop Computers

Author: Cody Kahl


Have you ever wondered where the sleek new portable PCs of today came from? How did they get so small, and so fast? Its true that modern notebook computers have undergone many changes throughout the years.

In this article I will attempt to put together a rough history and timeline based on the laptop computer. I say rough because no one can really put a finger on who developed the first mobile computer. Anyways, lets get started!

Computer buffs may not know who created the first laptop, but most will agree that Alan Kay of the Xerox Palo Alto research center was the first to come up with the idea of the portable PC in the 1970s. Kay envisioned a portable computer much like the ones found today Something small and lightweight that anyone could afford.

Some say that the first notebook that was actually built in 1979 by William Moggridge who was with Grid Systems Corp. It featured 340 kilobytes of memory, a folding screen, and was made of metal (magnesium). This was hardly like the laptop computers found today, but it was a start.

Arguably, the next mobile computer produced was in 1983 by Gavilan Computers. This laptop featured 64 128 megabytes of memory, a touchpad mouse, and even a portable printer. Weighing in at 9 pounds without the printer, this computer was actually only a few pounds heavier than notebooks found today.

Gavilan later failed largely due to their computer being incompatible with other computers Mainly because the Gavilan laptop used their own operating system.

Apple Computers introduced the apple IIc model in 1984, but it wasnt all that much better than what Gavilan had produced a year earlier. It did feature an optional LCD panel which had on impact on later notebooks.

Finally in 1986 a true laptop was created by IBM called the IBM PC Convertible. I say true because unlike a few of the others, this laptop didnt have to be setup everywhere. And unlike the others it featured two modern 3.5 inch floppy drives, and space for an internal modem! Also found on the Convertible was an LCD screen and basic applications the user could use to create word documents, and schedule appointments.

Maybe most interesting was that the IBM PC Convertible sold for $3500! Of course you would be hard pressed to find that price tag on any laptop these days (They have gone way down).

Since the late 80s many manufacturers have come forward to produce new machines that are even faster and more powerful than their previous counterparts. These days the buyer has a lot of choice, and laptops are faster than ever.

About the Author

Cody Kahl is creator and writer of Toshiba Laptops Guide A site
dedicated to providing only the best toshiba laptop computers information.
Cody believes in quality, and this free resource proves it.

Article Keywords:
Laptop Computers


 



Recently, an interesting email came across my desk. I'll paste it below.  Take a few seconds and read it, and see what you think. It's very interesting...

Dear Friend,

Is your slow computer getting you down?

"Learn How I Used A 'Little known' But Insanely Simple Method To More Than DOUBLE THE SPEED Of My PC AND Internet Connection - With NO Technical Skill Or Computer Knowledge Whatsoever..."

Read On To Discover Just How Easy And Simple It Is For You To Be Uncovering New Speeds That You Only Dreamt Your Laptop Was Capable Of In Just Minutes From Now!

I would just like to state, THIS IS NO JOKE, If you used just one of my methods listed in this report, I guarantee that you would have a much faster, more efficient and much more powerful computer!

Continue Reading

 

   

Articles, Resources, And Great Deals On Laptop Computers, Dell Laptop, Apple Laptops, Sony Vaio Laptops And Compaq Laptops