Evolution of Laptops (Portable Computers) 1975 – 2020

Evolution of Laptops (Portable Computers) 1975 – 2020

Evolution of Laptops (Portable Computers) 1975 – 2020 #laptops #history #evolution #firstlaptop #computerhistory

The IBM 5100 was the first portable computer. . Here its shown powered on, and attached to an external monitor. Although weighing 55 pounds, it was much lighter and portable than previous computers.

The Xerox Note Taker was a bit more portable, and its keyboard folded out to reveal its screen. It employed what was then highly advanced technology, including 256 kB of RAM, and a 5 MHz Intel CPU.

Launched in April 1981. The Osborne 1 is recognized as the first laptop computer. It was the first commercially successful portable computer. Costing 18 hundred dollars, weighing 25 pounds, and shipping with a large bundle of software.

Later that year, Epson released a tiny battery powered portable computer, that traded screen size for convenience. It was hailed by BusinessWeek magazine as the, fourth revolution in personal computing.

The Grid Compass was the first portable computer that resembled our current laptops. Because of its high price and specialized application. It was mostly used by the US government. NASA used it on the Space Shuttle during the early 1980s, as it was both powerful and lightweight. And the special forces used them for their ruggedness, and use of solid state memory.

The TRS-80, sold through Radio Shack, was popular with journalists. They could type about 11 pages of text, and then transmit it for editing, using the built-in modem.

In 1984 the Commodore SX-64, was the first portable computer to feature a full-color display screen. It weighed about 20 pounds and sold for $995. It shipped with 64 kB of RAM and a 1 Mhz CPU. It did not sell particularly well, but became popular with user groups, and software developers. They could quickly pack, and unpack the machine, to use for copying software, or giving demonstrations.

The IBM PC Convertible, was the first laptop to use the 3½-inch floppy disk format. Which went on to become the industry standard. Like modern laptops, it featured power management. And the ability to run from batteries.

After the failure of their first laptop, Apple re-worked their concept, and released the PowerBook line in October 1991. They immediately caused a stir in the industry, with their dark grey cases, and the positioning of their pointing device.

In 1992, Olivetti developed and released the first laptop featuring a touchpad. The position near the base of the screen was the norm, as most applications were text based, and did not require a pointing device.

That same year, Olivetti released a smaller laptop. The Quadderno. Capable of audio recording, while the computer was off. And almost instant boot up. It shipped with a 16 Mhz CPU, 1MB of RAM, and 20MB of hard disk space.

The Concerto was the first convertible laptop. It had a detachable keyboard, pen, and touch screen. But the touch screen only worked with the special pen. Like today’s tablets, most of the electronics, were housed with the screen. This laptop was definitely ahead of its time!

The TC11 hundred had a very unique design. It was a hybrid laptop which included a touch-screen, Stylus, and tablet mode. Unfortunately, Windows XP was not a touch friendly OS, hampering its success. Like the Concerto, this was another laptop that was ahead of its time.

ASUS released the 7 0 1 in October 2007, which was the first netbook on the market. It featured a 7 inch screen, an Intel Celeron-M processor, and a 4 gigabyte hard disk.

The Yoga 13 was one of the first modern hybrid laptops, taking advantage, of Windows 8 touch interface. The name Yoga, is a reference to the units design, which allows four different configurations.

The Razer Blade was the first true portable gaming laptop. At .9 inches thin, and weighing 6.5 pounds, the Blade Pro was the most portable 17-inch gaming laptop in its class.

The Yoga Book hybrid laptop, brought even more functionality in 2016. By using a digitizer panel as the keyboard, the user was able to draw, write, and type on the same panel. The trade-off was, the lack of haptic feel and feedback, when in keyboard mode.

The 2018 version of the Yoga Book now uses e-ink for the keyboard panel. e-Ink allows for a more natural drawing surface, and for custom input entry layouts, depending on the application being used. And most importantly, it allows for reading, without wasting any battery, or having to carry a second device.

Asus is currently working on Project PreCog, which consists of a dual monitor laptop, similar to the Yoga Book, but without the limitations of e-Ink. Both could be used as monitors, by connecting an external keyboard. Or both monitors can be used for gaming, or for presentations. In laptop mode, one monitor is used normally, while the other is used as the keyboard, or control panel.

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50 Comments

  1. 69 memes on August 27, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    the last one its so complicated it makes me wanna go to a electronics store and buy a life stock of laptops



  2. Alon Hogen on August 27, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I’ve always wanted a blackberry laptop



  3. Ami Amy on August 27, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    7:03 I fell you I have a Windows 10 tablet touch it sucks

    And I have a question its not 2020 it’s in my world 2666



  4. Fell Man on August 27, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    What about the evolution of the desktop pc?



  5. Liam Yang on August 27, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Mac: It will let you run… away…
    Me: Damn, I wish I bought a Mac instead of a Windows laptop.



  6. Rahmat Sutrisno Sukino on August 27, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    2002 , finally my eyes 😭😭😭



  7. catlancemc Yt on August 27, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    i say the best laptop is the nintendo Ds



  8. Patti Brooks on August 27, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Love how computers worked back in the 70s 80s and 90s even the 60s and love how the newer ones work just as well better maybe !!! I have a 2017 Dell Lap Top I got for 350 dollars at Best Buy ! Had it fixed a dozen or more times its been working great since 2017 but when I first got it it kept on breaking down !!!



  9. Superkids Five on August 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    You upload the video on Feb 13, that was actually my birthday 😊😊



  10. Chillκιηg 33 on August 27, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    The screen is way too small



  11. 69 memes on August 27, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    the last one its so complicated it makes me wanna go to a electronics store and buy a life stock of laptops



  12. Create -Space on August 27, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    https://blog.naver.com/7heppy7
    That looks pretty.
    (WOW)



  13. JanZenPh Gaming on August 27, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Abakus is the first



  14. MATAM on August 27, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    You forgot the 2020 Lenovo ThinkPad with a folding screen.



  15. Antoniocc on August 27, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    In 2020 laptops begins to be cool



  16. 鎮壓香港統一兩岸,剿滅一切反共逆賊 on August 27, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    I think the development has been saturated or will be saturated very soon. The biggest advance was from very bulky computer to a very slim portable computer, and everything else is not going to be very revolutionary. You can’t make it even smaller, then it’s a smartphone. Everything else is going to be in software levels.



  17. Vili Borisova on August 27, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    No mouse 💻?



  18. Vale on August 27, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Like = Bigger Screen laptops
    Comment = Smaller screen laptops



  19. православный христианин on August 27, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    music is shit



  20. PARIS-MUI paris on August 27, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    *And its only getting better……*



  21. John Peterson on August 27, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    1:57 that looks like the smart turret laptop from aliens.



  22. Austin Martin on August 27, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Back then, one computer was the size of a room. Now, they’re much more efficient and small enough to fit in the palm of our hands



  23. Vimal Adith zyan on August 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    【COMMENTS】
    1) Now i am seeing this video in laptop.
    2) This is called evolution



  24. Amrit Anshu on August 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    The background music was awesome:)



  25. Danil Vorona on August 27, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    6:05 Surface tablet`s grandpa



  26. GUSTAVO666BR Error1010010101010 on August 27, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    How will you know if the 2020 computer will look like that, also, the computer is too avanced that i thought flying cars and more future stuff would exist in 2020



  27. evkapoc on August 27, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Beter mine BEAM on GTX 1060 3gb



  28. Grimask on August 27, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    We’ve got Portable Toothpaste here with 16k resolution.



  29. Malek Ali on August 27, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    My laptop is a up!



  30. Theresa Horton on August 27, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    8:35 Man I remember struggling on this side quest when I was playing Batman Arkham City on my Wii U. Good Times.



  31. Peter Hart on August 27, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    2020?
    WAIT… THAT’S ILLEGAL!



  32. Paul Castillo on August 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    IBM 5100 is heavier than most toddlers.



  33. Nintendo power 64 _Koby on August 27, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Commodore 64 and c Vic-20 are the best!



  34. adam1762 on August 27, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Where is 7 years?



  35. Phung Luu on August 27, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Henlo Person Looking At The Comments



  36. SQUAREBOX STUDIO on August 27, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    instead of talking laptops,for kpop fans 8:32 Girls Generation TTS Twinkle



  37. Malek Ali on August 27, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Djejd?#($(#kskskkw



  38. Random Scrap2 YT on August 27, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Computers of the 1970s are cool. Why skip from 1993 to 2002 for. No Good.



  39. Kiwi YT on August 27, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    P



  40. hamed alzarooni on August 27, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    2:48 Rolls off the tounge.



  41. معاً للمعرفة Togathar knowledge on August 27, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Hi



  42. Firoz Ali on August 27, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    I always love the build quality of old models appliances



  43. Gabriel Gonzales Delgado on August 27, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Nice



  44. Vali Alphito on August 27, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    the first computers were called ‘portables’ not laptop.



  45. Charles Heintz on August 27, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    And I thought my computer was old



  46. Ashley Burke on August 27, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    What about apple laptops? How did you forget them??!



  47. ROB-IN-PHILLY on August 27, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    :)…The Trash 80…We used them to interface with our Aircraft Telephone CPU’s on the Air Phone In 86…That was all high end tech in those days…It’s crazy how far all this has come in my lifetime…I was 15 when the first one came out…



  48. Dantino on August 27, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    2:17 Wait, did that thing have an SSD?



  49. EnderBoy YT on August 27, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Yeah naahhh 2020 is so close



  50. Red Innovations on August 27, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Современные ноуты говно, эти экраны на клавиатуре и вместо клавиатуры – бесполезны и абсолютно неудобны. Ради уменьшения толщины корпуса жертвуют охлажением, в итоге постоянно видеокарты перегреваются и дохнут. Планшет это в принципе игрушка, с него только в Контактике сидеть и на Ютубчике. Вот нетбуки были клёвым форматом ПК, но их не производят больше.