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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 …

IBM ThinkPad 701c

I am an avid ThinkPad collector, having owned (at one point or another) more than 50 ThinkPads as of December 2014. The one that stands out as having the cleverest …

IBM PS/2 L40 SX (L40SX)

Revised December 21, 2019 The L40SX is a well-built IBM laptop that was part of the PS/2 (Personal System/2) lineup, released around 1991. It has a 20MHz 386SX processor, with …

IBM WorkPad Z50

The IBM WorkPad Z50, released in 1999, was not like IBM’s other WorkPad models. It more closely resembled the Handheld PC’s of the time (not to be confused with PocketPC’s …

Toshiba T5200/100

The T5200 was a “laptop” with an amber gas plasma screen. Yes, you heard me correctly. It’s a portable computer with a beautiful orange-on-black screen, and an excellent keyboard. The …

IBM PS/2 CL57SX

Revised December 3, 2019 The IBM PS/2 CL57 SX was IBM’s first Color Laptop. It was announced around the end of 1991, and released in the first quarter of 1992. …