Hi all,

The first time I saw a luggable was the Apple luggable when it first came out one of my clients had one and was at LaGaurdia Airport schlepping this bahemoth...so glad things are so much smaller and lighter! That was when I was still using my Tandy Model 2 with a 3 bay extra drive...It was so large that it occupied a table that was 5 foot by 2 1/2 feet.

Please use the link to SEE THE PIC & for the balance of this article.

take care,


Check Out This Picture Of The First Laptop
Henry Blodget | Jun. 12, 2011, 4:03 PM

Check Out This Picture Of The First Laptop

Technically, this was the first "portable" computer. It wasn't until a couple of years later that the term "laptop" was actually used.
Here's some history from Wikipedia:
As the personal computer became feasible in the early 1970s, the idea of a portable personal computer followed. A "personal, portable information manipulator" was imagined by Alan Kay at Xerox PARC in 1968,[6] and described in his 1972 paper as the "Dynabook".[7]
The IBM SCAMP project (Special Computer APL Machine Portable), was demonstrated in 1973. This prototype was based on the PALM processor (Put All Logic In Microcode).
The IBM 5100, the first commercially available portable computer, appeared in September 1975, and was based on the SCAMP prototype.[8]