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inakito
April 25th, 2014, 10:32 AM
According to an article I have found on a IEEE magazine, the Toshiba TLX 8001 C3X was the first color 640x480 VGA LCD display ever produced.
This display was used on the Toshiba T5200 portable machine, color version (the T5200 was better known by its orange plasma displays).
Very likely it was used in other portable computers as well.

The article date is Aug 1990.

Can anyone remember of any portable machine at that time, or perhaps earlier, with VGA color LCD display ?

Inakito.

MikeS
April 25th, 2014, 10:50 AM
According to an article I have found on a IEEE magazine, the Toshiba TLX 8001 C3X was the first color 640x480 VGA LCD display ever produced.
This display was used on the Toshiba T5200 portable machine, color version (the T5200 was better known by its orange plasma displays).
Very likely it was used in other portable computers as well.

The article date is Aug 1990.

Can anyone remember of any portable machine at that time, or perhaps earlier, with VGA color LCD display ?

Inakito.
Kinda sounds like it was preceded by something with a different type of LCD, but FWIW here's Toshiba's blurb:

Weighing in at a whopping 18.7 lb, the Toshiba T5200C was the first portable computer with
a 16 colour CSTN LCD. Released in 1990, the unit was equipped with an Intel 80386-20
microprocessor, 2 MB of RAM, 100MB HDD and a VGA-compatible video controller. Considered
the top of the line in portable computing, the T5200C had an original SLP of $16,999.

http://computers.mcbx.netne.net/portables/t1200/Toshibacatalogue1985.pdf

18.7 lbs and $16,999 (in 1990 dollars)... kinda puts today's laptops into perspective...

eeguru
April 25th, 2014, 01:24 PM
Wow that's 30 large in 2014 deflated dollars. You could buy 25 of my new ultrabooks for that and each one would weight 1/5 that of the T5200C. 3000x times the RAM and drive capacity and many more than that times the processing ability. My my @ tech progression.

Speaking of tech progression, if you live in the southeastern United States and feel like marveling at old tech, VCF-SE 2.0 next weekend!