IBM Portable Personal Computer

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Black text along the top edge with an illustration of a man in a top hat, suit and carrying a cane and a portable computer.

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The IBM Portable Personal Computer, one of the first “laptop” computers ever produced, was introduced by IBM in February 1984. The computer was considered portable due to the fact that it could be carried around like a small suitcase. The monitor and CPU were combined into one unit, and the keyboard folded down and could be detached when in use. Charlie Chaplin’s famous character “The Little Tramp” featured as part of a $36-million dollar IBM advertising campaign inspired by Chaplin’s films.

Catalog ID AD0450