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22 Alluring Facts About Laptops

Laptop is a type of portable computer that you can take with you and use wherever you go. Laptop computers already include peripherals such as a monitor screen, a keyboard, a mouse, and a battery. Laptops have seen a drastic change from their first use to our modern-day notebooks. The Laptop’s size makes it convenient for transportation in briefcases, backpacks, and other bags. So let’s dive into the world of laptops with these alluring 22 Facts about Laptops.

  1. The history of laptops chronicles the 1970s efforts to construct compact, portable personal computers that combine the components, inputs, outputs, and capabilities of a desktop computer in a small chassis.
  2. The Osborne 1 was the first commercially successful portable computer, released by Osborne Computer Corporation on April 3, 1981. It weighs 24.5 pounds (11.1 kilograms), costs USD 1,795, and runs the CP/M 2.2 operating system. It is powered by a wall socket because there is no onboard battery, but it is still classified as a portable device because it can be carried in one hand when the keyboard is closed.
  3. Manny Fernandez (born 1946) in the United States had the concept for a well-designed laptop for CEOs who were just starting to use a computer. In May 1983, Fernandez, the founder of Gavilan Computer Corporation, touted his machines as the first “laptop” computers.
  4. The IBM 5155 portable pc was the first Laptop or say portable computer and was launched in February 1984. It weighed around 30lbs and had a 4.77 MHz processor; RAM was 256 KB to 640kb. Memory was 256 KB.
  5. Toshiba introduced the 8/16-bit Toshiba T1100 in 1985, calling it “the world’s first mass-market laptop computer.” It lacked a hard drive and ran entirely on floppy discs.
  6. The PowerBook (Macintosh PowerBook before 1997) is a line of Macintosh laptop computers produced by Apple Computer, Inc. from 1991 to 2006. It is known to be the first modern-day Laptop. Throughout its life, the PowerBook had multiple major changes and redesigns, frequently being the first to include capabilities that would subsequently become common in competing laptops.
  7. The Gateway Solo was the first Notebook to include a Pentium CPU and a CD-ROM drive.
  8. The Solo, which also had a removable hard disc drive and floppy drive, was the first three-spindle (optical, floppy, and hard disc drive) notebook computer and was immensely successful in the consumer market. Around the same time, the Dell Latitude, Toshiba Satellite, and IBM ThinkPad were having considerable success with Pentium-based two-spindle (hard disc and floppy disc drive) systems aimed at the business market.
  9. In 1999, Apple released the iBook G3, the first consumer-oriented Notebook with integrated Wi-Fi.
  10. Laptop sales in the year 2021 rose by 19% and were around 270 Million units.
  11. The global laptop market was worth nearly USD 165.33 billion in 2021.
  12. There are around six most popular laptop brands these days. They are Lenovo, HP, Dell, Apple, Asus, and Acer. There are around 70 other brands that are manufacturing Laptops.
  13. Lenovo took first place: the company controls 24% of the market. HP Inc. and Dell at the end of the year showed a result of 22% and 17%, respectively. About 9% is occupied by Apple, and the share of Acer was 7%.
  14. The Predator 21 X from Acer could be the most expensive gaming laptop in the world. Acer recently unveiled the world’s first curved Laptop, and it costs nearly $9,000. It is also the biggest Laptop sold commercially in the history of Earth.
  15. The GPD Pocket is a small laptop with a 7-inch touchscreen that runs Windows 10. It weighs slightly more than a pound and is the world’s tiniest Laptop.
  16. There are over eight types of laptops sold these days, which are Notebook (aka Laptop), Ultraportable, Ultrabook, Chromebook, Macbook, Convertible 2-in-1, Tablet as a desktop, and last but not least, Netbook.
  17. Laptops are basically categorized into three segments Entry Level, Mid Segment, and High-end.
  18. The Satellite P50 of Toshiba is said to be the world’s first Laptop to have an Ultra HD (4K) display.
  19. Asus ExpertBook B9450 has the maximum battery life with the operation of 989 minutes, or 16 hours, 29 minutes.
  20. Acer Swift 7 is currently the thinnest computer in the world. It is just 8.98mm thick.Samsung Galaxy Book Pro at 868g is the lightest Laptop in the world currently. Its Body is entirely made of magnesium alloy, which helps it to steal the crown in the category.
  21. The best laptop CPU these days from Intel is the i9-12900H, which runs on 3.80 GHz and can reach up to 5 GHz. Ryzen™ 9 PRO 6950H is the best CPU from AMD. Recently Apple has also got its hand at producing some decent mainframe CPUs with their M1 series Chips. The M1 Ultra runs at a base clock frequency of 2 GHz and can boost up to 3.2 GHz.
  22. There are around 22 Different Hardware Components found in a common Laptop.

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