When was the first laptop made?
The Gavilan SC, released in 1983, was the first computer described as a "laptop" by its manufacturer. The Dulmont Magnum was a flip form top portable computer released in Australia in 1981-82, but it was not called a laptop by its maker. The first computers that were portable enough to be held on the lap were made in the early 70's. The first demonstrated was the IBM Scamp in 1973.