The first "portable" computer fit in two trailer vans and weighed 20 tons


How about these puppies.


To be fair, this computer could store the entire internet in its day too.


The article mentions that it was the first computer to use printed circuit boards. I have the October 1953 IRE (now IEEE) Proceedings at home, which describes the SEAC from where this computer design was derived. I can look it up in a couple days.


Yep. It was a 12-ton portable computer accompanied by an 8-ton power brick.


11 tons for the computer, 1 ton for the Solari style display:


Recently took the train from Philly to Boston. Watching that sign was the best part of the trip. The video doesn’t do the sound justice

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