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Not the real ancestor

By lsb4000 ·
You missed the real ancestor to today's ultrabooks. This was the Digital Equipment Corporation's HiNote Ultra. In 1995 it was only 1"thick and the same size as today's Netbooks. Unfortunately DEC had manufacturing problems (Seiko of Japan) and couldn't meet the huge demand from those who saw it. After selling in the tens of thousands It faded away without making the mark on history that it deserved. I carried one for several years and miss it even today. Its design was very unique, including a nicely-working trackball.

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