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SAGER 5200PT

If you’re looking for a mid-90s laptop with built-in gamepad buttons, CD-ROM, Floppy Drive, and Sound Blaster-compatible sound card, the SAGER 5200PT is right for you. There is very little …

Panasonic CF-41 (Toughbook)

Introduction In the computing world of the early-to-mid 1990s, one of the most common buzzwords you would encounter was “multimedia”. This, in context, referred to a computer’s ability to smoothly …

(CRT) Cathode Ray Tube Monitors – Overview

Note: This article focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of CRT Computer Monitors (VGA-based), as opposed to TVs. While I’m well aware of the world of PVMs, RGB/SCART and upscalers, …

Atari Portfolio

The Atari Portfolio will always have a soft spot in my heart. Ever since I saw it featured in the movie “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, I knew I had to …

IBM PS/2 Model P70

It’s 1989. Most people are using 286 or 386-based systems with 2-4 MB of memory, and an EGA monitor. Some people are still using the IBM 5150 PC or 5160 …

Canon NoteJet

What if you could go to the park, take out your laptop, and start printing your documents? What if you could do this without lugging around a portable printer? What …

IBM TransNote

What if you could take a traditional laptop, couple it with a paper notepad that recognizes your handwriting, and wrap it all in a sleek leather binder? More specifically, what …

Apple PowerBook 180

I am the type of person that, despite having been into computers for over 25 years, has never owned a new Apple product. Why, then, am I writing about the …

HP Jornada 547

In June of 2002, I finally got my hands on a PDA (Personal Data Assistant). For younger readers, these were devices that had a touch-screen (which you tapped with a …

IBM ThinkPad 500

Revised May 16, 2018 In the year 2016, it may be odd to hear someone refer to a computer as “their baby”. However, when a computer stays in your family …