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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Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

nowadays every midrange laptop should have no problem with this

except if it's form apple
those bastards even had the nerve to celebrate balanced battery-packs as something completely new

My sense of hardware history is failing me. Is this sarcasm or does every mid-range laptop actually have this feature nowadays ?

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smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

haven't heard of a laptop that still is destroying it's batterie
on my thinkpad i can even set the threshold for charging myselfe

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

The more I hear about Thinkpads, the more they sound interesting... I would probably make the switch for my next laptop if only they came packed with a bit more number-crunching power for the price.

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