Who invented the laptop? A list of 7 laptops that carry history
While earlier laptops each served a specific purpose in those years, none of them did things as easily as the TRS-80 Model 100.
Released in 1983 by Radio Shack, this portable computer was controlled by a 2.4 MHz processor, had up to 32 kilobytes of RAM, and an eight-line by forty-character LCD (240 x 64 pixels). It also had a 56-key QWERTY keyboard, built-in modem, parallel printer port, and four AA batteries. This battery could charge up to 20 hours.
However, what made the TRS-80 Model 100 special was the attraction of journalists to this device. Their passion for computers spread throughout the industry (and beyond), eventually leading to the sale of over 6 million laptops. The most basic version of this laptop had a price equivalent to 1099 dollars, which is estimated to be about 3 thousand dollars today. This product was so popular that various competitors heavily imitated it.
The ability to move electronic objects increases their productivity. Today, with a laptop, you can check your e-mails, view various documents, or simply communicate with your friends.
Mobile phones and tablets also have a similar use in this field, but laptops are more productive among these products due to their operating system and other features such as keyboards and various ports. Something that might never have been possible if it weren’t for the parent companies IBM and Epson.