History of the Laptop

History

The first portable computer that resembled laptops today came out in 1982, the GRID Compass. It was not widely used.

The first successful laptop computer was the Japanese Kyocera Kyotronic 85, introduced in 1983. Laptop computers were not IBM compatible until 1986.

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the GRID Compass

In the 1990s, with such companies as Dell, Apple and Gateway competing to make useful portable computers, laptop technology rapidly advanced.

In 1995, Microsoft made the first of their Windows operating systems and streamlined the design of future laptops.

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