What did the first commercially available portable computer have going for it? Well, it was super light at a whopping 55 pounds. It also cost $19,975, more than some cars do these days.
First introduced: September, 1975
CPU: IBM proprietary, 1.9MHz
RAM: 16K, 64K max
Display: 5″ monochrome monitor 64 X 16 text
Storage: Internal 200K tape (DC300)
Ports: tape / printer I/O port
OS: APL and/or BASIC
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