Slideshow: The World's Weirdest Portable Computers!

21 peculiar - and patented - portables. Kids, don't try this (or buy this) at home.

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Notebook Mountable Computer System

Patent filed November 17th, 1988

We call them notebook computers because their form factor and portability reminds us of notebooks from the dead tree-based world. So why not build a computer you can put inside a notebook? HP patented this gizmo, which looked like a big-screen version of the TRS-80 Model 100 that's been through a three-hole punch. It's been twenty years since I carried a Trapper Keeper, but I still like the idea.

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Republished with permission from PC World (view original version)

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