IBM 5155 Portable Computer
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The Portable PC was IBM's first carry-around PC. It still needed to be plugged in to work and weighed 30lbs, so it was quite a chore to carry around. Introduced in 1984, it offered an XT in a small box. It used the same motherboard as the XT but included a 9" Amber screen built into the case. The keyboard attached to the front of the case making it very simple to carry around, if you could handle the weight of it.
IBM 5155 Portable PC Stock Specifications
Introduced in February 1984 and discontinued in April 1986. Our model was manufactured on the 10th June 1984.
Serial No: 6450302 and was very kindly donated by Mr G S Cope.
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