Another piece of technology from mid-1980s. This thing is going to stay at my flat for a time being. The second ever laptop by IBM, the first IBM PC to have 3.5" floppy drives... Has a built-in 2400 bps analog modem, and RS-232 and parallel ports in an expansion module. First version, with non-backlit LCD. Was a poor seller because IBM tried to sell a 80c88-based machine without a hard disk for $2000 when Compaq already marketed nice 80286 machines for more or less similar money. Has no power supply, but 15V/2.7A with a minus on a barrel shouldn't be a problem. Otherwise reportedly works. Any vintage PC collectors here in Moscow, that's almost a giveaway ($20, as is)? Have no desire to mess with the thing, actually, although would like to see it running again. For ye young'uns: the CPU runs at 4.77 MHz, it has 256 kilobytes of static RAM (less than this picture occupies in my smartphone's memory) and quite nice clicky-clicky keyboard... with a piece of shit in a form of Fn-ing PgUp and PgDn to up and down arrow keys. Can run only old DOS. The real IBM stuff!
"I'm so in love with you,
And I hope you know,
Darling your love is more than worth its weight in gold,
We've come so far my dear,
Look how we've grown,
And I wanna stay with you until we're gray and old..." James Arthur
12 years and still going strong ❤
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My First Laptop #IBM#thinkpad I purchased (on EMI) in 2005, when I got my 1st Salary of 8000 INR :). Still powering up, although stuck during boot. I will see if this could be restored as it is very close to my heart. I started my embedded career with the help of this laptop.