Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from 1984-1989

Kaypro 2000 laptop

Kaypro "set the world on fire" three years earlier, back in 1982, with their first and highly successful Kaypro II portable CP/M computer.

After numerous other systems similar to the earlier Kaypro II, in 1985 they release their first and only laptop computer, the Kaypro 2000. It has a very "industrial" design - black brushed-aluminum shell, and a rubber guard all the way around - the Darth Vader of laptops!

Reprinted with permission from Oldcomputers.net


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