the TI-99 just to familiarize myself with it and learn basic programming. I didn't get serious about purchasing a laptop until 1986. The IBM Convertible wasn't what I'd call a "lugable", it was a true laptop with all the features you'd want. But I would have preferred a Zenith or the Toshiba - but the IRS was snapping up every Zenith ZWL 183 before they could even hit the shelves.
It turned out Toshiba was too late to the market to fill my needs, so I had to take second best in design, but probably the toughest PC I've ever owned.
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