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. M. Murad on August 3, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    what about the laptops that came out between 2001-2007?

  2. Shaurya Dev on August 3, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Apple PowerBook: Had a ball as a mouse

    Me: Oh no no, I am not rugging that

  3. Retro Kilroy on August 3, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    What speech and synthesizer did you use for this video? It’s really good

  4. Amit Chandra on August 3, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Good presentation and subject, but background music is not appropriate, it is irritating to the viewers .

  5. Дмитрий Зубенко on August 3, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    1975😐
    2012😁
    2021🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

  6. Rodrigo Oliveira on August 3, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Congratulations👏👏👏

  7. Дмитрий Зубенко on August 3, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Lenovo yoga 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮
    Asus EEPC 😀😀😀😀😀😀
    Apple MACBOOK 😐😐😐😐😐

  8. Jer on August 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    only qwerty keyboard was remain

  9. 鎌田英明 on August 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    PC🐧

  10. 2048 expertation on August 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    1975: computer
    1984: mini computer
    1995: computeristic
    2001: best operating system
    2009: haven’t I used it?
    2020: original computer
    2030: flying computer?

  11. ESP1138 on August 3, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    4:45 Before portable computers had mice or touchpads they had a rollerball like the Centipede arcade game.

  12. Captain Gizmo on August 3, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    If you want dual screens but also need a keyboard, here’s an option on Amazon from Asus: https://amzn.to/35IJ8UE

  13. Allez Venga on August 3, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks for your sharing

  14. Joanne Batacan on August 3, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Evolution Of Laptop (1975-2021)
    (1975) IBM-5100
    (1976) Xerox Note Taker
    (1981) OSBORNE-1
    (1981) Epson HX-20
    (1982) Grid Compass 1101
    (1983) TRS-80 Model 100
    (1984) Commodore SX-64

  15. Diamond Pro! - Gaming! on August 3, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    2090: The SUPER DUPER FLATBOOK IS HERE!

    -its thinner than a paper
    -it weights 0.01g
    -super stuffff

  16. Ups1deDwn_ on August 3, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    when the first laptop has more ram than your $1200 gaming laptop

  17. Bilal Güvenç on August 3, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    My 2nd PC was a Laptop by HP Compaq which was so close to a gaming PC as a Business laptop. It was nice to see a few Compaq laptops here too 😉

  18. Steve on August 3, 2021 at 9:36 pm

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  19. itz_nathanael_piano on August 3, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Komputernya berat

  20. Odd posts on August 3, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    The IBM PC convertible was the Nintendo switch back in the day

  21. Huy Khanh Phan on August 3, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Lol no windows in here

  22. B Trippy on August 3, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    No doubts the old laptops looked like a nuclear launcher.

  23. Karamgaggi on August 3, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    ًٌٍَُِْ

  24. Em Computer on August 3, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    A message for 2050
    My PC rn is:
    I5 3470U
    4GB RAM
    512 + 126 HDD and SSD
    How is gonna be in the future?
    I-Infnite K
    Infinite RAM
    and Infinite Storage?

  25. Harsh N/A on August 3, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    😂

  26. Sadi Khan on August 3, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    I had a Black colour ASUS Eee Pc Series Windows XP

  27. Diamond Pro! - Gaming! on August 3, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    3:01 64 kilobytes of RAM LOL

  28. Macaron Doro on August 3, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    I sorry

  29. Macaron Doro on August 3, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    ha la

  30. FloofyQuenchiestthe1st on August 3, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Laptops keyboards then: huge comfy keys
    Laptops keyboards now:
    Thin and not satisfying

  31. AustinEVPLab on August 3, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    I enjoyed the history review but became increasingly annoyed at the background loop.

  32. Deepanjay Singh on August 3, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    0:09 ahh yes finally found my gaming laptop

  33. Matthew De Los Santos on August 3, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Windows2000 missing

  34. Abel S. Benadict on August 3, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    0:01 uhhhh how is that supposed to be "portable"

  35. Aaradhya Bhatt *chicken bop* on August 3, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    2020 Computer is the computer I needed

  36. Sukuna Akuma on August 3, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    John titor aint give a damn about modern laptops

  37. AL IJABAH NET KESAMBI PORONG on August 3, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    2020 ahh corona was coming

  38. Sivadharani Muthukumar on August 3, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    MAKE NEW OS CALLED FLAPPY

  39. Macaron Doro on August 3, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    bla bla bla bla

  40. Loren Gray fanatic 5345 on August 3, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    The 2020 laptop isn’t real XD

  41. -xXMxoniXx- on August 3, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    0:10 me thiling it’s an old nitedo console:
    Me hen realising: oh

  42. ¡A B XD C D! on August 3, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    The awround
    Maicwl Jackson
    Wra wre wri wro Wru
    Gwrand
    Laptwps
    Big City Gwreens

  43. Baris C on August 3, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Compaq were the pioneers in most cases. How important timing or may be luck is

  44. Modellsim 78 on August 3, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    what music?

  45. davosworks on August 3, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    This video looks like Yoga Ad, lol. Where is Surface Book with true pc but with detachable tablet screen (2015)

  46. ESP1138 on August 3, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    1:28 Holy shit! They actually predicted that people would bring their own computers to school.

  47. Edgar Iván García Bermúdez on August 3, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    bueno para mejorar el ingles

  48. Benjamín Estay on August 3, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    IBM 5100 was needed by Okabe Rintaro in Steins Gate. Lol

  49. Cheah Yu Hong on August 3, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Cwc Daniel gizmo

  50. Sami Abbas on August 3, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    People born in 2008
    Well life is amazing
    People born in 1999
    I want to die

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