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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 …

Toshiba Libretto 70CT

Before the concept of modern tablets, there were Netbooks. A few years before we had Netbooks, there were Internet Tablets like the Nokia N800. These were, in part, inspired by …

Lenovo ThinkPad W700

Not very often am I excited about a laptop. I was sitting in a computer lab at my university on September 10, 2008, when I read about a ThinkPad model …

IBM ThinkPad 770Z

The 770Z was the top-of-the-line IBM ThinkPad laptop from 1999. It offered several features that were absolutely unheard of at that time in a laptop, such as a DVD Player, …

IBM ThinkPad A31p

The ThinkPad A31p is an oddity. It came after the 770Z, which was IBM’s previous workhorse laptop. It also came before the “G” and “W” (Workstation) Series of laptops, the …