GRiD Compass laptop

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Date Introduced
1982
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 9.75 x 11.5 x 15 in
Manufacturer
GRiD Systems Corporation
Credit Line
Gift of Nicholas Holland
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
X1017.89A

The sleek, pricey Compass was the most successful early clamshell-style laptop. For years the company earned royalties on their design. The first versions didn’t have batteries, and were aimed at a larger “grid” vision of networked business services.