When was the year when the laptop computer was invented?
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The laptop was designed to make a personal computer easily portable. The first portable computer was the GriD Compass (weighing about 5 kilograms). It was invented by Bill Moggridge in 1979 and cost several thousand dollars when it was first sold in 1982. It was widely used by the military and ab…oard the Space Shuttle. The first true laptop was invented by Adam Osborne in 1981. It was called 'Osborne 1' and cost $1,795. It came bundled with $1,500 worth of programmes and had a tiny monitor screen built into it. This first portable computer was a success, with sales reaching 10,000 units a month. IBM launched the IBM 5155 Portable Personal Computer in 1984. In 1988, Compaq Computer launched the first laptop PC with VGA graphics, the Compaq SLT/286. In 1989, NEC released UltraLite, which was the first lightweight 'laptop' computer. Weighing under 5 lbs, it was the precursor of today's models. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nThe very first computer was the Abacus, invented in 3,000 B.C. For a history of the modern computer, use Google Search and type in Computer History.
The first working computer was invented by an Englishman named Charles Babbage in the 1800s (1791-1871) but that followed the footsteps of Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752-1834); who invented the punched card (for looms) and George Boole (1815-64) who invented the form of math (Boolean algebra) that allo…ws computers to work. There was little progress until WW II loomed and a need for gun trajectory calculations became important. Starting with relays (like the starter relay in your car) in 1936, Konrad Zuse built the first programmable computer of modern times. Working for the Navy in 1942 John Atanasoff & Clifford Berry built the ABC computer using vacuum tubes. In 1946 Eckert & Mauchly built ENIAC with 20,000 vacuum tubes. In 1951 they built UNIVAC, the first commercial computer. Meanwhile, back in 1948 Bardeen, Brattain & Shockley invented the transistor. In 1958 Kirby & Noyce invented (developed?) the integrated circuit. In 1971 Faggin, Hoff & Mazor built the 4004 - the FIRST microprocessor. In 1976 the Mark 8 Altair (as seen in War Games) and the IBM 5100 were built - the first consumer computers. In 1976/77 we had the Apple I, the TSR-80, and the Commodore Pet. Mass market computers (although we had to wait till 1979 for the Apple II). 1974 ( Full Answer )
Laptops were never discovered, rather they were invented and developed. The pioneer of modern laptop is Toshiba Corporation, way back in 1981.
The first laptop/portable computer was invented in 1981 by Adam Osborne. It was named the Osborne 1.
The year that the first computer monitor was invented was 1930. Itwas created by Allen B. DuMont, an American inventor.
So it can be more easy to carry around but the ipads are taking over the laptops
1830s - Charles Babbage invented the Analytical Engine, thevery first automatic programmable digital computer! It was entirelymechanical and Babbage was never able to build it , mostlybecause of his inability to obtain funding to build it. . 1929 - Vannevar Bush at MIT built the Differential Analy…zer,the first large scale programmable mechanical analog computer. Itcost $500,000 to build. . 1936 - Konrad Zuse invented the Z1 Computer. This was the firstcomputer that was freely programmable. Entirely mechanical, but wasfirst computer with floating point arithmetic. . 1942 - John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry created the ABCComputer. With vacuum tube adder/subtractor/refresh circuits. Itcost $5000 to build. . 1942 - Howard Aiken created Harvard Mark I electromechanicalcomputer (built by IBM as ASCC). It cost about $200,000 tobuild. . 1943 - John Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly came up with theidea for the ENIAC computer. It cost $500,000 to build. The designwas determined to be an architectural dead end but while buildingit the idea for the "stored program" was created, which all moderncomputers (starting with the 1948 Manchester Baby) use. . 1944 - Tommy Flowers creates the Colossus cryptographiccomputer for Bletchley Park. This was the first computer of whichmore than one was built (a total of 10 were built during WW2). . 1948 - Frederic Williams and Tom Kilburn invented theManchester Baby Computer and the Williams Tube DRAM. . 1951 - John Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly create the firstcommercial UNIVAC business computer. . 1952 - IBM creates the first commercial IBM 701 scientificcomputer. ( Full Answer )
The laptop is a natural result of the process of making computers smaller and more portable. Back in the mid-1980s, there were "transportable" personal computers; they were the size of a medium suitcase (and the weight of such a suitcase full of bricks) and even then there were people willing to put… up with this bulky and inconvenient object because, as bulky and inconvenient as it was, it was less bulky and inconvenient than lugging around a standard personal computer or going without. ( Full Answer )
laptops were invented because you couldn't bring a computer outside because of all the tangley cables. So they invented the laptop the cableless computer.
1974 I remember it very clearly as I spent the first half of 1975helping my senior year High School electronics instructor assembleone. Unfortunately I never got a chance to see if it ran or not asI graduated and left for College before we were able to finishassembling the kit.
The Apple II was likely the first workable home computer system. Itwas introduced to the public in June of 1977.
Where was the laptop invented at?. SIDE COMMENT:. 1. LAPTOP IS INTENDED FOR MOBILE PEOPLE BUT IN REALITY THEY PUT AT THE TOP OF TABLE. BETTER WE CALL IT NOTEBOOK ONLY THEN YOU HAVE NO PROBLEM IN USING IT A THE TOP OF YOUR TABLE. . 2. DESKTOP IS INTENDED AT TOP OF DESK BUT IN REALITY OR MOSTLY INS…TALLED BELOW OR UNDER THE TABLE OR DESK. ALSO THEY CALL IT CPU? SO WHAT SHALL I CALL THE REAL CPU IN THE MOTHERBOARD? . 3. POCKET PC IS INTENDED FOR JEANS POCKET BUT IN REALITY PUT IN CLUTCH BAG, ETC.,OR AT SIDE OF BELLY BELT. ( Full Answer )
so u can have a computer that u can carry around with u 2 work or any where u wont 2 go any where and every where
The computer was invented in 1833. The inventor was CharlesBabbage. He was unable to complete the machine, but his soncompleted it for him in 1888.
The computer was not invented in any one year because so manypeople were working on different computers at the same time. It isbelieved that the first computers were built as early as the 1940s.
I think it was Charles Babbage who invented the first programmable computer. answer 2 Atanasoff, at Iowa State developed an electronic digital computer in 1936, with associate Berry. Known as the ABC calculator (Atanasoff - Berry - Computer). It used charge on capacitors as the storage mechanis…m, rather than magnetic. In the inevitable courtroom 'discussions', Atanasoff was judged the patentee of the original concept. Their machine used Boolean algebra, and solved up to 30 simultaneous equations at a time. A replica of his machine exists. ( Full Answer )
the laptop was invented because the computer was such a hit they made one to take anywhere in a case they weren't that popualar but over the years more people wanted one
Wozniak and Jobs sold their first computers in 1976. . the first apple computer (the Apple I) was introduced on April 1, 1976 and its latest computer, the Macbook Air was introduced in 2008. The Apple Computer was founded in Los Altos, California on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak. The…y sold the Apple I personal computer kit at $666.66. They were built by hand in Jobs' parents' garage, and the Apple I was first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club. ( Full Answer )
Laptops began from a desire to have a full-featured computer that could be easily used anywhere. Their predecessor was called the luggable. These all-in-one systems could be easily transported, but were heavy and usually were not battery powered. The CRT was one of the major reasons luggables were s…o large and heavy, but the use of a full-size desktop motherboard with room for ISA expansion cards was another size factor.. It was the transition to LCD and plasma displays that permitted the luggable to shrink in size and become the first real laptop, though at first still without internal batteries. Battery technology improvements and the introduction of smaller devices such as the 3.5-inch floppy disk permitted a gradually more compact and sophisticated complete portable system.. Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_laptops ( Full Answer )
Early computers came in form of abacus and pascals adding machine which are rudimentary calculators but the first modern computer was the difference engine by charles babbage in 1847.
Computed Tomography was invented in 1967. Godgrey Hounsfield at EMI Ltd was researching pattern recognition and computer image reconstruction. He is considered the father of CT.
Apple Mac was launched on 24th Jan 1984 for more details visit : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh and to the advertisement of launch of apple mac visit: http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=OYecfV3ubP8
the Z1 was created by Conrad Zuse in 1936, its considered to be the first electro mechanical binary programmable computer
Many people think that Osborne invented the Osborne 1 in San Francisco. But we're not completley sure.
Microsoft makes software, not computers. International Business Machines, better known as IBM, invented the IBM PC, which much of Microsoft's software is designed for and is the type of computer you mean. It was first released in 1981. Microsoft provided the operating system, known as DOS (Disk Oper…ating System). In subsequent years they released newer versions of DOS and eventually the various Windows operating systems that we use now, as well as other software that we use such as the Microsoft Office programs. ( Full Answer )
Many types of TV were invented: . Electromechanical TV was invented and patented in 1884, but not built. . In 1907 development of vacuum tube amplifiers began to make TV practical. . In 1911 a crude TV system was built with mechanical image scanner and electronic CRT display. . In 1925 several… inventors demonstrated TV systems capable of showing static displays. . The first demonstration of electromechanical TV was in 1926, it had moving pictures but only 30 horizontals lines of resolution. . Much work was done through the 1020s and 1930s on both electromechanical and electronic systems. . In 1939 RCA unveiled their new electronic TV in 5 models at the World's Fair. . WW2 interrupted work on TVs and they did not reappear until 1947. Computers were developed in the 1940s, none of them used CRT displays (although some of the early 1950s machines used CRT memories to provide 500 to 2000 words of DRAM). CRT displays did not appear on computers until the mid to late 1950s and those were all "random dot or vector" analog displays as the computers were too slow to update video. ( Full Answer )
Apple was established on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, to sell the Apple I personal computer kit.
All early electronic digital computers were made using standard off-the-shelf Radio components, these components had been made since before the 1920s, with some dating back to the 1700s in early forms. The first high reliability vacuum tubes made specifically for electronic digital computers were …made in about 1949. ( Full Answer )
As early as the 1870s keyboard-like instruments were used for conveying information about the stock market across telegraph lines. However, as telegraphs became outdated and new technology was invented, more people like Charles and Howard Krum, Frank Pearne, Royal House, and Frederick Creed began to… improve and change the keyboard. By the 1930s typewriters came into play. In the 20th century, ENIAC and BINAC computers (ancestors of our modern-day PCs) were invented and keyboard-like devices were incorporated. In 1967 the old computers evolved into more modern and recognizable computers like the Datapoint 3330, which took use of the keyboard. Nowadays, we have smartphones and touch-screens that allow us to use computers without tangible keyboards. ( Full Answer )
\nNo. Alan Kay at Xerox PARC "invented" the laptop. However, IBM was the first company to release a laptop computer, and Radio Shack was the first company to release one that sold in any great numbers.
1937, in an Indiana bar by Dr. John Vincent Atanasoff. He andClifford Berry finished building it in early 1942 but after theyleft Iowa State University to perform war related work, the machinewas soon scrapped when the room it was in needed to be converted toclassrooms and the machine was found to b…e too wide to roll it outthrough the door. ( Full Answer )
The first known analog computer was invented circa100BC. . The first digital computer was invented in 1838, butwas never built. . The first electronic digital computer was invented in1936 and finished in 1942. Soon after it was finished it wasdestroyed because it had been built too wide to f…it through adoorway, the university where it was built needed to convert thespace to classrooms, and its inventors had left to perform warrelated work. . The first programmable electronic digital computer wasinvented in 1943 and 10 of them were built between 1944 and 1945.All but 2 were destroyed in 1945, due to their classified natureand the end of WW2. The last 2 were destroyed in the early 1960s,along with all remaining documentation. . The first modern electronic digital computer wasinvented sometime between 1943 and 1945 on Project PX (the projectthat built ENIAC). The invention was not used on ENIAC. The firstcomputer to use this invention was a prototype computer called theManchester Baby, built in 1948. ( Full Answer )
They were invented in the 1940s or somat not internet more like typing and films.
The first commercial computer was invented in 1964 by Engineer PierGiorgio Perotto of Olivetti. The device was named Programma 101.
The fact is that numerous of people over the ages have contributed to the science of computers. But few people were acknowledged; one being J.H Muller. Muller advanced the computer. His version was made in 1786.
It was first conceived in 1972 by Alan Kay. The first flip form laptop was built in 1982 - it was the Grid Compass 1100.
ENIAC was designed for one purpose and one purpose only. The human computers at the Army's BRL at Aberdeen were totally overwhelmed computing firing tables for all the new models of Artillery and new conditions in which they operated in during WW2. ENIAC was supposed to do these calculations faster.… Work began in 1942 but it was not completed until late 1945, so it was not able to contribute to the war. Its first big problem was simulation of Teller's "Classical Super" fusion bomb from December 1945 through January 1946, which showed that it could not work due to excessive radiative heat loss. ( Full Answer )
Ironically enough, the Apple II . It was released in 1977, a year after the Apple I .
Charles Babbage in 1822 devised the Difference Engine that was capable of complex mathematics and in 1833 devised the Analytical Engine that was capable of complex logic. Alan Turing discovered the concept of a Turing Complete machine ie a machine with the ability to perform any sort of computationa…l logic task. The Analytical machine was the first such that could be defined as Turing Complete. The first general purpose digital (ie built with vacuum tubes rather than valves or switches) computer produced was the Colossus in 1944 developed by the British Defence. It was enormous, nowhere near desktop size. Given it was built for a specific purpose and to be extraordinarily good at that purpose, the Colossus can also be defined as the world's first supercomputer. With the development of the solid state transistor in 1947 and the subsequent development of the integrated circuit in 1958 the microchip was developed, integrating many thousands of transistors in one compact package. This meant computers could now be built the size of desktops. The first desktop computer was the IBM System/360 in 1964 but was a mainframe. The Altair 8800 was developed in 1975 for hobbyists mainly. Finally in 1976 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak developed the first personal desktop computer, the Apple 1. It was pre-built and allowed the use of a monitor and a keyboard. ( Full Answer )
No! None of Babbage's designs would fit on a lap. The Analytical Engine (his only true computer) would have likely weighed 50 to 100 tons and was never built. All of his designs were "industrial equipment" designed for permanent stationary factory installation.
This question would be impossible to answer unless every person in the world got a receipt like this when they purchased a laptop. I am buying this laptop for: A. Myself B. My friend C. A Gift D. My 8 Year Old Although this would be interesting to know, it is just not a verifiable question. A…ny answer you get is nothing more than someone guessing. ( Full Answer )
What kind of computer? The abacus is a computer and has been around for centuries....
Never, he dropped out from Harvard, moved to NM, and wrote Altair BASIC for the MITS Altair 8800 kit.
There were many engineering refinements to the laptop concept. Here are some of the significant developments: The "clam shell" design which represents our modern laptop was created in 1979 by William Moggridge (a Briton) for GRiD Systems Corporation. GRiD's Compass Computer entered the market in …1981. GRiD was acquired by Tandy Corporation in 1988. One of the first commercially available laptop computers was invented by Adam Osborne in 1981. It was called the "Osborne I" and cost $1795. It came bundled with $1500 worth of programs. It had a tiny computer screen built into it. The Osborne I and Kaypro II were not really laptops, but "luggables" - at 23.5 lb and 29 lb, respectively. One of the first modern style of "laptops" may well have been the Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100, with weight of approximately 3.1 lb. Compaq Computer introduced their first computer which was considered portable around 1981 or 1982. It was about the same size as a modern mini-tower laid on its side, included a green monochrome monitor that was about 7 inches diagonally, and had a full-sized keyboard with a coiled cord that snapped over the monitor. "The Dynabook concept was created by Alan Kay in 1968, two years before the founding of Xerox PARC. Kay wanted to make "A Personal Computer For Children Of All Ages." The ideas let to the development of the Xerox Alto prototype, which was originally called "the interim Dynabook". It embodied all the elements of a graphical user interface, or GUI, as early as 1972. The software component of this research was Smalltalk, which went on to have a life of its own independent of the Dynabook concept. The Dynabook concept now known as a laptop computer or, (in some of its other incarnations) a tablet PC or slate computer with nearly eternal battery life and software aimed at giving children access to digital media. Adults could also use a Dynabook, but the target audience was children." The laptop computer was invented by Adam Osborne in 1981. It was called the "Osborne 1" and cost $1795. It came bundled with $1500 worth of programs. It had a tiny computer screen built into it. What is a laptop computer? A laptop is a computer that can be folded up and carried around. When was the laptop invented? The laptop was invented in 1981. Where was it invented? It was invented by Osborne Computers, a book company that sold books to McGraw-Hill. How was it invented? It was invented by taking computer technology from that time and scaling it down to make a smaller, more portable computer. A: Adam Osborne invented the laptop There were many engineering refinements to the laptop concept, however .... "The Dynabook concept was created by Alan Kay in 1968, two years before the founding of Xerox PARC. Kay wanted to make "A Personal Computer For Children Of All Ages." The ideas let to the development of the Xerox Alto prototype, which was originally called "the interim Dynabook". It embodied all the elements of a graphical user interface, or GUI, as early as 1972. The software component of this research was Smalltalk, which went on to have a life of its own independent of the Dynabook concept. The Dynabook concept now known as a laptop computer or, (in some of its other incarnations) a tablet PC or slate computer with nearly eternal battery life and software aimed at giving children access to digital media. Adults could also use a Dynabook, but the target audience was children." etc. A: Steven John Freer in 1979 A: The " clam shell" design which represents our modern laptop was created in 1979 by William Moggridge (a Briton) for GRiD Systems Corporation. GRiD's Compass Computer entered the market in 1981. GRiD was acquired by Tandy Corporation in 1988. Tandy recognizing the significance of the GRiD Patent portfolio (which also represented over 20 patents for hand writing recognition and pen based computing) aggressively pursued settlements with most of the major laptops and computers sales company . As a former GRiD exec we always wished we could have had the resources to do the same prior to the Tandy acquisition . GRiD was sold again in 1993 to AST Computers with Tandy holding onto to the GRiD patents. A: One of the first commercially available laptop computers was invented by Adam Osborne in 1981. It was called the "Osborne I" and cost $1795. It came bundled with $1500 worth of programs. It had a tiny computer screen built into it. (The Osborne I and Kaypro II were not really laptops, but "luggables" - at 23.5 lb and 29 lb, respectively) One of the first modern style of "laptops" may well have been the Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100 , with weight of approximately 3.1 lb. A: Compaq Portable circa 1981 or 1982? I can't say if this was the definitive "invention" of the laptop, but I do remember that, when IBM PC XTs were running 8088 processors at 4.77MHz with 5MB disk drives, Compaq Computer introduced their first computer which was considered portable at the time. It was about the same size as a modern mini-tower laid on its side, included a green monochrome monitor that was about 7 inches diagonally, and had a full-sized keyboard with a coiled cord that snapped over the monitor. I think it ran an 8086 processor at 6 or 8MHz. Below is a link to a site with several photographs. Steve Jobs Designed in 1979 by a Briton, William Moggridge, for Grid Systems Corporation, the Grid Compass was one fifth the weight of any model equivalent in performance and was used by NASA on the space shuttle program in the early 1980's. A 340K byte bubble memory lap-top computer with die-cast magnesium case and folding electroluminescent graphics display screen. Other computers before this were portable, but too heavy, and therefore, it is questionable if they can be called laptops. A few other models that were lightweight had two line, text only displays and should also be considered. ( Full Answer )
The Abacus, which has Chinese, Japanese, and even Russian ( T"choty) variants is in a sense the ancestor of all mechanical computing devices. It is ancient.
No-one Knows. It must have been around 4000BC because as far as I know the abacus was like a computer and it was invented around 4000BC.
1936- Konrad Zuse invented the Z1 Computer. This was the first computer that was freely programmable.
The first integrated circuit was invented in 1958 by newly hired Texas Instruments employee Jack Kilby. In 2009, Kilby's work was named an IEEE Milestone.
Alan Turing's invention of the programmable digital computerappeared in his 1936 paper "On Computable Numbers". Howeveras it was only used as part of his main proof on computability inthat paper, he never considered how such a machine might actuallybe built and made to work. Many years later this …type of computerarchitecture was named a "Turing Machine". After his World War 2 work at Bletchley Park and his exposure toTommy Flowers' codebreaking programmable electronic digitalcomputers called "Colossus", Alan Turing helped design and buildstored program electronic digital computers (these were not basedon his earlier "Turing Machine" invention). ( Full Answer )