Osborne I Portable Computer

The term “portable” is used loosely here–the Osborne I weighed over 30lbs, so it was more of a “luggable” computer. Nonetheless, this system made on-the-go computing a reality for many folks back in 1981. The 3″ CRT, keyboard, dual floppy disk drives, modem and disk holder were all neatly held in a hardshell that folded up into a handy suitcase-shaped package. Can you imagine that this machine originally cost nearly $2000 20+ years back?


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