Osborne 1 - The First Portable Computer

Osborne 1 - The First Portable Computer

Required Hire Duration

Required Working Condition

Date of Manufacture: 1981
Quantity Available: 1
Working Condition: Working
Physical Condition: Average
Original Box: No

The Osborne 1 was the first widely accepted portable computer that included a monitor, disk drives and all components.


It was introduced in 1981 at the West Coast Computer Faire. It had 64 Kb of memory, a 5 inch display screen and had two floppy disk drives and a full sized keyboard.

The Osborne weighed 24 pounds and relied on the CP/M operating system. It sold for $1,795 which included  Micropro's Wordstar software.

The Osborne 1, was very popular. In 1982, over 125,000 Osborne computers were sold.

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Hire Charges

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Minimum Order Charge

We do have a minimum order charge of £50 (excluding delivery) for all hires. This is to cover the time involved in organising and dispatching a single small item. Sorry :-(

Payment

New clients are required to pay in advance by BACS or credit card. Repeat customers can open a credit account with us on 30 days terms.

Multiple Items & Job Lots

If you're looking to fit out an entire set and need many items, we are happy to quote a discounted rate based on the quantity of items.

Dry Hire

The term dry hire means to hire an item without having a technician supplied to support it. Most of our small items are available to dry hire, but some of the more complicated equipment that require specialist knowledge are not. In these cases we will deliver the item(s) personally and set them up for you. Please call us for a quotation based on the hire period and location.

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