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Transcript of Laptop History
created by the company Epson
had a built-in printer
it run on rechargeable batteries
it was for traveling businessmen but was also popular with journalists
operating system: BASIC
CPU: Two Hitachi 6301
created by William Moggridge, for the company Grid Systems Corp.
this laptop was used by NASA and wasn't made for the public
operating system: GRiD-OS
CPU: Intel 8086
created by Adam Osborne, who's company was called Osborne Computer
it was the first commercial laptop but it wasn't very successful
operating system: CP/M
CPU: Zilog Z80
created by Manny Fernandez
touch pad mouse
did not run on batteries
this laptop was designed for executives
operating system: Gavilan OS
CPU: Intel 8088
TRS-80 Model 100
Released by Radio Shack
First laptop model that resembles in appearance with most modern laptops
this laptop was targeted at small businesses
operating system: Microsoft BASIC
CPU: Intel 80C85A
First portable Apple Computer
Was the fastest and most powerful computer at its time, compared to other laptops
operating system: Mac OS 6.04
CPU: Motorola 68HC000
only computer to ever incorporate a 2-inch floppy drive
is also the smallest Zenith laptop ever.
operating system: MS-DOS 3.3 Plus
CPU: Intel 80C88
released by Apple Computers
versions 100, 140, and 170, sold a lot and were a success
this laptop was targeted at the professional market
price: $2299 - $4599
operating system: Mac OS 7.01 - 7.6.1
CPU: Motorola 68030
Released by IBM
it looked like laptops in modern day
it was targeted at professionals who traveled a lot
operating system: Windows 3.1
CPU: Intel 80486 SLC
Apple Newton MessagePad
Manufactured by Sharp
it's one of the first-ever Personal Digital Assistants (PDA)
touch-screen and pen-stylus
Included applications ("Notes", "Names", and "Dates") and simple tools (Calculator, Currency Converter, Time-Zones Maps)
it was for people who can use this device instead of their day planners, for example
operating system: Newton OS v 1.05
CPU: ARM 610 (RISC)
Laptops in the near future may include:
-eye control: instead of a mouse, use your eyes and it will appear as a cursor on screen;eye movements allows sensors and light emitters to control PC
Gesture support (for online gaming mostly)
Full day battery life (approximately)
3g( wifi not needed for internet access)
Detachable into a tablet and keyboard
In the late 1960's and early 1970's, Alan Kay, who worked for the company Xerox, had an idea to make the first portable computer, named The Dynabook.
It could not be developed because of lack of technology at that time.
The laptop was for future children so they could have this resource.
WHAT ARE LAPTOPS USED FOR NOW?
has many other uses in the business world as laptops supply a portable surface for co-workers to work together outside of work borders or for business people to easily carry around all data/files to and from work and home.
MODERN DAY LAPTOPS (Since the early 1990's)
Over the years, laptops
became smaller and thinner
had more space/memory
were more popular
had other features added (ex. web cam, CD Ram, SD card slot, etc)
had a lot of variety
Nowadays, laptops cost $250 and can go as high as $3000
The operating systems that computers use are: Windows 7, 8, and Mac OS X
The CPU's that modern computers use are: AMD A4, A6, A8, Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and Intel Pentium
to complete assignments and tasks in and out of home
to stay in contact or to contact people from around the world
for leisurely searching the web or quick access to information