Pictured here is one of the first "portable" computers. It could be considered the first laptop. This is the Osborne 1, which came out in 1981. The computer cost apox $1,800, weighed 25 pounds, and had a 5 inch screen.
The First Laptop Computer - Osborne 1
The computer considered by most historians to be the first true portable computer was the Osborne 1. Adam Osborne, an ex-book publisher founded Osborne Computer and produced the Osborne 1 in 1981, a portable computer that weighed 24 pounds and cost $1795. The Osborne 1 came with a five-inch screen, modem port, two 5 1/4 floppy drives, a large collection of bundled software programs, and a battery pack. The short-lived computer company was never successful