The World’s First (Flying) Laptop Computer

November 11th, 2005 by Benj Edwards

Epson HX-20I was just looking through my collection of old computer images today when I noticed this one. Someone is apparently tossing an $800 Epson HX-20 computer (incidentally the world’s first “laptop”) toward this creepy disembodied hand. Or perhaps the HX-20 had flying capabilities that I wasn’t aware of. Either way, it’s pretty weird. What will people in 1981 think of next?

For more info on the Epson HX-20, check out this cool page. And if you want some original documentation on this early portable, check out Epson’s own product support site for the HX-20!

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