My first laptop...

… was an Epson Equity LT, weighing a whopping 14.3 lbs! Purchased used on Craigslist for about $300.00.

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I used MS Word for DOS. I also carried a black white inkjet printer to print my notes at the end of the shoot day. The hinges used to break constantly so I had to get it repaired often.

A year or so later, I graduated to the smaller, lighter Dauphin DTR-1 running Pen Windows. I still used an early version of MS Word for my notes (actually I still use MS Word today). 

The DTR-1 could be used with or without the physical keyboard. I could use the pen/stylus with the onscreen keyboard or use it for handwriting recognition. Yeah, I was cutting edge in the mid-90’s!

The story I was told was that it was designed for military field use originally. I also bought it on Craigslist for about $300.00. I wanted the color version, the DTR-2 but was never able to score one. 

This computer also had some repair issues where the physical keyboard connected to the screen. The little serial connector would fall off inside the screen so I couldn’t use the keyboard.

For a while I belonged to a Compuserve community of worldwide enthusiasts for this device. I still own it but it lives in it’s original box and rarely sees the light of day.

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