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04/11/1982 Compaq introduces the forerunner of the laptop

The Compaq Portable was announced in 1982 and first shipped in 1983, priced at the US $2,995 (equivalent to $7,200 in 2016) with a single half-height 5¼" 360 kB diskette drive or $3,590 for dual diskette drives. The 28 lb (13 kg) Compaq Portable folded up into a luggable case the size of a portable sewing machine.

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