• 39-year-old Radio Shack laptop gets new CPU, keeps original screen

    5 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / A 1983-era TRS-80 Model 100 as an action hero, dramatically exploding onto the scene.
    Faced with a broken Radio Shack laptop from 1983, IEEE Spectrum editor Stephen Cass didn't throw it away. Instead, he pulled out the logic board and replaced it with a modern microcontroller so he could control the vintage screen. Cass wrote about his adventure in detail for Spectrum last week.
    Cass performed his operation on a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100 -one of the first laptops ever produced-which features a one-piece "slate" form designed by Kyocera and released as the NEC PC-8201 in...
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