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September 7, 1988

IBM IS TIPPED TO TRY YET AGAIN IN LAP-TOPS

By CBR Staff Writer

IBM has a dismal record with portable computers: the original was so badly designed that it gave Compaq Computer no more than a sleepless microsecond, and as for the Convertible, nobody took the slightest notice. IBM’s problem seems to be that it has never really believed in portables, but as big users, not least government departments and the militia, seem to lap the things up, and everyone else seems to have one, it feels that it ought to have one as well. This time around, it is tipped to invade Toshiba Corp’s heartland: the Newsbytes newswire hears that the PS Portable will be a lap-top version of the 80386-based PS/2 Model 70, and that it could come out as early as next Tuesday, September 13, the same day some people are looking for the PS/2 35 and others look for the new 9370s.

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