Dawn Of The Portables And Laptops It didn't take long for computer users to want a complete computer that they could easily take with them. The first portable computers, dubbed 'suitcase' portables due to their general size, quickly shrank to the ancestors of the modern day laptop. Within two years of the introduction of the Osborne 1 portable there were laptops capable of running for nearly 20 hours off of standard 'AA' type batteries!

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