The World’s First Portable Computer: $20,000 and 55 Pounds [Pic]

  • IBM Portable PC, model number 5100
  • First introduced: September, 1975
  • Cost: $19,975
  • Weight: 55 pounds
  • 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

[Via TNW]

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7 Responses to The World’s First Portable Computer: $20,000 and 55 Pounds [Pic]

  1. IBM should sue apple for their cell phone designs because it is a portable computer. That and the guys at apple are asses.

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