Hewlett Offers New Computer

The New York Times

January 11, 1985

The Hewlett-Packard Company introduced a portable personal computer intended for scientists and engineers.

The company said the machine was the first portable to use the Unix operating system.

The 25-pound unit, priced at $4,995, includes a built-in ink-jet printer, a full-sized keyboard, a 3 1/2-inch disk drive and a 9-inch electroluminescent display screen that has ''windows'' allowing the user to view several different activities at the same time. The Unix system was developed by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company and is usually found on larger, more expensive computers, Hewlett-Packard said.

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