Should this be considered an ancestor of laptops?

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Thu Feb 23 15:07:07 CST 2006


 Wow lookie here:
http://www.oldcomputers.freeserve.co.uk/page-3-newbury-nb.html

So they definitely thought of it not just as a desktop with a small display
in the main unit, but really as a portable... The site old-computers.com
(http://old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=176) has conflicting
information on whether it's from 1980 or 1982... But that matters because is
it's 1980, then it's before the "pocket computer" (HHC) generation; if it's
1982, then it's very cool but not the "first" of anything.

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http://www.oldcomputers.freeserve.co.uk/newbrain-inside-grundy.html

It does have a small display, but it seems like the primary use is with an
external monitor.


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