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luggable

A portable computer that weighs more than you want it to. This was said of many of the first portables such as Compaq's famous, first machine that weighed 30 pounds, but catapulted the company to prosperity. Today, any laptop that weighs more than 10 pounds can be called a "luggable."
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And it is torture, not only because "Richard's nipping and popping days were definitely over" but also because the Hoover becomes the luggable metaphor for all that he has failed to achieve.
The luggable computer may be gone, but there is simply no denying that people are still hungry for portable computing devices.
A full-duplex, wire-speed Gigabit analyzer in various formats, including a ruggedized luggable PC and hardware-based Probe
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When Theall developed Ad Director, however, the nearest thing to a Powerbook was a luggable DynaMac repackaged Macintosh (which a Bell South subsidiary used for showing Yellow Pages spec ads).
I bought the TI Portable Pro, with the same architecture and processor as the original TI Pro, but packaged in a luggable computer weighing about 40 pounds, with a small-6-inch color monitor.
The CIM lab workstation is inexpensive, luggable, and has a desk-top footprint.
Today's portable computers are not the luggable behemoths of a few years back.
Six years ago, during an editorial planning retreat, the publisher of a trade journal I was working with announced that, thanks to an advertising trade he negotiated, his group would shortly be the proud owners of a pair of luggable computers.