Interesting facts about laptops
A portable laptop computer can be taken anywhere and utilised whenever needed.
Computers with a flat display screen, either a plasma panel or an LCD display, that folds over the keyboard are known as laptops.
Lightweight, compact, and low-power components are used in their construction. These factors usually raise laptop prices relative to desktop computers.
The IBM 5100, launched in September 1975, was the first truly portable computer. When compared to previous computers, its 55-pound weight made it extremely portable. Even while it wasn’t technically a laptop by today’s definitions, it cleared the path for the creation of laptops.
It is generally agreed that Adam Osborne’s Osborne I, created in April 1981, was the first genuine laptop computer. It had a 5-inch screen and weighed 2412 pounds.
The Epson HX-20, introduced in July 1982, was the first “laptop-sized notebook computer.” It weighed under 1.6 kg and had a four-line liquid crystal display (LCD) screen, a rechargeable battery, and a receipt-sized printer (3.5 lb)
shape, roughly the proportions of a standard notebook. A “laptop” or “notebook” computer, as the patent put it.
The GRiD Systems Corporation’s GriD Compass, introduced in April 1982, was the first computer to employ the “clamshell” design, which is used in almost all subsequent laptop designs. This computer was only about a quarter as heavy as others of its day, but it still needed to be plugged into the wall for electricity.
In spite of this, laptops enjoyed huge popularity in the 1980s among the United States military and NASA (the latter utilised one in the Space Shuttle programme).
At Microsoft, computer designers Kazuhiko Nishi and Bill Gates were busy in 1982 developing a new handheld computer. Radio Shack saw the prototype and green-lit production. The TRS-80 Model 100, featuring an eight-line liquid crystal display, made its debut the same year. TRS Model 200, an updated model debuted in 1986, featured a larger, foldable LCD screen and otherwise looked very similar to modern laptops.
In 1986, IBM debuted the PC Convertible, the world’s first laptop. The laptop’s weight of 12 pounds made it the first to weigh less than 15 pounds.
In 1987, Hewlett-Packard introduced the Vectra Portable CS as its new portable laptop. One of the first laptops to support 1.44 MB floppy diskettes, its 3 12″ floppy disc drive was ahead of its time.
In 1988, Compaq introduced the Compaq SLT/286, the first laptop computer to feature a desktop-class processor. It had the first VGA graphics and internal hard drive in a laptop that ran on a battery.
In September 1989, Apple introduced the world to the Macintosh Portable, the company’s first laptop. With an initial price tag of $6500, this laptop was not a commercial success upon its release.
In 1989, NEC introduced the NEC UltraLite, widely regarded as the first notebook-style laptop.
Apple rethought the laptop concept after the failure of the Macintosh Portable and introduced the PowerBook in October 1991.
In 2002, Toshiba unveiled the Toshiba Portege 2000, which, at a maximum thickness of 0.75 inches, was the world’s thinnest laptop at the time. In addition, it had the first laptop hard drive to measure only 1.8 inches.
Around 1997, CD-ROM drives were standard in most full-size laptops; they were quickly followed by CD-R, DVD, and Blu-ray drives that also allowed for writing. The trend away from internal optical drives began in 2011, and by 2021, they had all but vanished; nonetheless, they were and still are widely accessible as external accessories.
Although laptops and notebooks are used interchangeably nowadays, the origin and precise meaning of each name are up for debate. It seems that the term “laptop,” referring to a mobile computer that can be operated on one’s lap, was first used in the early 1980s to differentiate these devices from older, much heavier portable computers (informally referred to as “luggables”).
The name “notebook” seems to have gained popularity once manufacturers began creating even more compact devices, which were both lighter and smaller than their predecessors and which included a display about the size of an A4 sheet of paper.
What is laptop used for?
Laptops are personal computers that are designed for portability. They are smaller and lighter than desktop computers, and typically have a battery that allows them to be used without being plugged into an outlet. Laptops are commonly used for tasks such as browsing the internet, checking email, and creating and editing documents. Some laptops also have powerful enough processors and graphics cards to run demanding applications such as video editing software or games.
In recent years, laptops have become increasingly popular as primary computers, due in part to the ever-decreasing size of Moore’s Law. Today’s ultraportable laptops are capable of performing most tasks that were once only possible on desktop computers.
What is so good about a laptop?
Laptops offer a variety of advantages over desktop computers. They are much more portable, making them ideal for students and business professionals who need to take their work with them on the go. They are also generally more energy-efficient than desktop computers, which can save money on your electricity bill.
In addition, laptops tend to have longer battery life than comparable desktop models, making them perfect for use in situations where there is no reliable power source. Overall, laptops offer a number of significant advantages over their desktop counterparts.
Marks Electricals – Laptops
1. ASUS Notebook N4020 11.6″ HD Intel® Celeron®
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2. ASUS Notebook 15.6″ Full HD Intel® Pentium®
Marks Electricals is proud to offer the ASUS Notebook 15.6″ Full HD Intel® Pentium®, a reliable and affordable option for students and busy professionals. This notebook comes equipped with an Intel® Pentium® processor, 4GB of memory, and a spacious 1TB hard drive, giving you the power and storage you need to stay productive on the go. In addition, the 15.6″ full HD display provides clear and vivid visuals, whether you’re working on a presentation or streaming your favorite movie.
With its sleek design and powerful features, the ASUS Notebook 15.6″ Full HD Intel® Pentium® is a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable and affordable notebook.
3. ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED 15.5″ AMD Ryzen™ SD NNVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™
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4. ASUS Notebook 35.6cm (14″) Full HD Intel® Celeron® Windows 10 Home S Blue
Marks Electricals is proud to offer the ASUS Notebook 35.6cm (14″) Full HD Intel® Celeron® Windows 10 Home S Blue. This durable and reliable notebook is perfect for everyday use, featuring a Full HD display, Intel® Celeron® processor, and Windows 10 operating system. The ASUS Notebook is also equipped with a range of ports and connectors, making it easy to connect to external devices.
Marks Electricals offers a 2 year warranty with this product, ensuring that you can buy with confidence. Thanks to its combination of features and value, the ASUS Notebook is an excellent choice for anyone in the market for a new notebook.
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