Hewlett-Packard Model 85Similar in appearance to the IBM 5100 from five years earlier in 1975, the Hewlett-Packard HP-85 is an all-in-one portable computer system with a built-in keyboard, 5" screen, thermal printer, tape storage unit, and the BASIC programming language.Reprinted with permission from Oldcomputers.net
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I used to have an Apple Classic with a black & white portrait screen, which had 20MBs disk size and cost me £3,000 on a licensing scheme where I kept it at the end of the monthly payments. That could have been around 1989/90 - so Apple were over charging even then!