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  1. PlayScreen

    PlayScreen Well-Known Member

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    First person to answer this:

    We all know how cool it is to be able to rotate the iPhone when running Safari and be able to switch to wide screen mode. What was the first personal computer to feature a display that could be rotated 90 degrees for wide screen use with spreadsheets or portrait (tall) use for word processing? Like the iPhone it would automatically detect the orientation the display was in.

    Hint: It was released before 1990.

    Good luck!
     
  2. Billhouse

    Billhouse Well-Known Member

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    Xerox Alto?
     
  3. costanza

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    I don't think this is right, but is it the Radius Pivot?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radius_(computer)
     
  4. pablo19

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    I agree, It was that one, Never heard of it but I'm sure he's right.

    Do I get a promo code too?:D
     
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  6. jawslover

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    #6 jawslover, Jan 3, 2009
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    I don't know, i'll look it up
     
  7. costanza

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  8. costanza

    costanza Well-Known Member

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    I found the answer (at least I think so) :)

     
  9. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    Luxor ABC 1600 (Sweden 1985)

    This is the last computer from Swedish Luxor. The ABC 1600 is a 68008 based computer running a UNIX version called ABCenix. Not more than about 500 units were produced in the Motala factory. The hard drive could hold 13 Mbyte and a floppy drive could store 640 kbyte on 5 1/4" disks. Internal RAM was 1 Mbyte. The monitor is really unique, it could be turned 90 degrees to switch between portrait and landscape viewing. The setup also features a interesting mouse, made in Switzerland, click to view!

    Thats the one! ;):D
     
  10. Fleabag323

    Fleabag323 Well-Known Member

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    Xerox Alto?
     
  11. PlayScreen

    PlayScreen Well-Known Member

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    Nope. A bit older than 1985.

    Close though.

    The Alto didn't have the auto switch on rotate stuff either.
     
  12. jawslover

    jawslover Well-Known Member

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    Luxor ABC 802?
     
  13. Billhouse

    Billhouse Well-Known Member

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    Macintosh Plus or maybe Lisa?
     
  14. Fleabag323

    Fleabag323 Well-Known Member

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  15. Billhouse

    Billhouse Well-Known Member

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    The original Macintosh.
     
  16. PlayScreen

    PlayScreen Well-Known Member

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    Hint: Two words, both start with 'C'.

    NOT Commodore.
     
  17. TheGhostRider

    TheGhostRider Well-Known Member

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    Cosmic Cube?
     
  18. Billhouse

    Billhouse Well-Known Member

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    Tandy Color Computer?
     
  19. PlayScreen

    PlayScreen Well-Known Member

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    Nope.

    Yeah, this is a toughie.

    OK, new hint: The company sold a network and network hard drives commonly used by the Apple II.
     
  20. ccrider

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    Corvus Concept!!

    Correct?
     

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