16 Breakthrough Laptops: From Prototype Portables to Tantalizing Tablets

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Since 1968, when a designer at Xerox PARC conceived of the first prototype notebook--the Dynabook--the computer industry has witnessed a breathtaking succession of innovations in mobile computing. This year, for the first time, laptops sales will exceed desktop sales, according to market research firm iSuppli.

In this slideshow we look back at the biggest technology breakthroughs in the evolution of laptop computers since geeks first dreamed of taking their beloved desktops with them wherever they wanted to go.

Don't miss these other slideshows focusing on laptops and desktop PCs:

And for an interesting alternative take on laptop milestones, written a couple of years ago, check out "The 10 Most Important Laptops of All Time."

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