The laptop, then notebook, computer has been transformed from a 20+ pound behemoth in the 1980s to svelte 3 pound sub-compacts today, according to Steve Hamm at BusinessWeek in this recent, interesting walk through the timeline.
Weive gone from this:
Osborne 1, 1981, $1795
To this, in just about 25 years.
MacBook Air, 2008, $1799
One has to wonder what the next twenty-five years will be like.