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The Osborne 1 was the first commercially successful portable microcomputer, released in April 1981 by Osborne Computer Corporation. It weighed 23.5 pounds, cost $1,795, and ran the then-popular CP/M 2.2 operating system. The computer shipped with a large bundle of software that was almost equivalent in value to the machine itself.
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Adam Osborne (with John C. Dvorak) later wrote Hypergrowth: The rise and fall of Osborne Computers Corporation