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  • n. An early portable computer, somewhat heavier than the modern laptop.


lug +‎ -able (Wiktionary)


  • A portable computer was one of these puppies, affectionately known as a luggable because it was the size of (and weighed more than) a suitcase.

    The Old New Thing

  • Those brave pioneers who signed up for the Aurora-400 service were given the promised status symbol: A "luggable" phone the size of a briefcase.

    Boing Boing: January 26, 2003 - February 1, 2003 Archives

  • The Macintosh portable had been introduced in 1989 ... about as big as a medium sized suitcase; the joke was that it was more "luggable" than portable.

    Fast Company

  • Industry jargon calls such models desktop replacements, but "luggable" is a better word for an overstuffed and oversize notebook PC.

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  • I myself am waiting for the return of the 'luggable' computer ...

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  • The Compaq Portable, or "luggable," paved the way for an industry of IBM PC clones running MS-DOS and, later, Windows.

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  • In November 1982, Compaq announced the IBM PC compatible "luggable," which went on sale in January 1983.

    Microsoft Watch

  • First, the basics: The W700 series is Lenovo's answer to the mobile workstation segment, a category of high-end "luggable" systems characterized by support for various Extreme Edition Intel CPUs -- including the quad-core QX9300 in my test rig -- and 8GB or more of RAM.

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  • "luggable" is a better word for an overstuffed and oversize notebook PC.


  • That being said I use the same accessories with my netbook and luggable laptop.

    Does Your Netbook Need Its Own Accessories? | Lifehacker Australia


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