Linked by fran on Tue 11th Sep 2012 19:26 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Bill Moggridge, the London-born industrial designer credited with creating the first laptop computer,died on Saturday aged 69 after a battle with cancer. Moggridge is best known as the creator of the GRiD Compass, a device which introduced many of the design traits used in modern laptops, including the hinged case, the flat display and the low-profile keyboard. Moggridge said that when he tested the device prototype in 1981, it was the first time he had used a computer."
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Not a laptop or at least not the first
by puenktchen on Wed 12th Sep 2012 08:59 UTC
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The first laptop was the Epson HX-20, introduced in 1981. The Grid Compass was only introduced in 1982, and more important, it didn't run on batteries, why it doesn't qualify as laptop.

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