- Ten ancestors of the netbook
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/29 ... ancestors/
It was v1 mind you, so no Windows (v3.1 at my time); and also no colors, only 16 shades of grey, no internal floppy reader, and a whopping 20MB HDD (almost doubled with Stacker). I used Wordperfect v5.1 to write my term papers and had them lavishly laser-printed (when most printers around were still of the needles kind) with the Apple printer at the students syndicate, via the magic of Wordperfect printer drivers and RS232 emulation. All of this at a nominal cost equivalent to current day EUR 600 -- the proverbial arm and leg...
(Quaderno pics & specs: http://www.engadget.com/products/olivetti/quaderno/).