Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd May 2007 23:26 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It's the original UMPC: Epson's HX-20, announced in 1981 - 25 years before Intel and Microsoft formally launched the ultra-mobile PC category, in April 2006. Epson's machine wasn't the first portable computer - that honour goes to the Osborne 1. But while the Osborne was a beast of a machine, designed more as a desktop you could take from place to place, the HX-20 was a truly a system for computing on the move. So while the HX-20 combined not only a full QWERTY keyboard, a display, storage and even a printer into its 28.4 x 21.3 x 4.4cm casing, but also a rechargeable Ni-Cad battery.
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Ahh, memories...
by mwtomlinson on Fri 4th May 2007 10:31 UTC
mwtomlinson
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I started working for EPSON in 1981, one of a group of people brought on-board to provide support for their entry into the computer side of the business. I well remember the HX-20 and QX-10. The QX-10...

...sometimes I wake up at night still missing my old QX, the HASCI keyboard...<sniff>

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