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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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The time came to replace my luggable. Not wanting to put it out with the garbage because it had my notes, narratives, failures, impulsive rants in letters I never printed and mailed, and some personal information stored deep inside it, and not knowing how exactly to purge its C-drive because those pages in the manual were gibberish to me, my husband and I came up with an unusual strategy.
I found the "Luggable Loo" bucket lid toilet seat attachment at Cabela's online for $12.99, which adds a lot more comfort to the task.
The camping section offers a tall, narrow Fold-A-Privy tent and a Luggable Loo, a five-gallon bucket with a seat on top for $14.99.
Sunrise Labs is a turnkey product development company specializing in portable, luggable battery powered medical devices, instrumentation, electronics, and consumer product designs with embedded systems, analog and digital circuit design and multi-tasking real-time systems.
The Luggable Loo portable potty is another option for dealing with "waste" (about $13, at most outdoor outfitters stores).
In 1990 Mark said IBM introduced a few 'luggable' PCs.
Researchers are working on a "luggable" version of the CardioWest heart that would allow the patient to leave the hospital with the device in place, driven by a portable air pump that could be carried in a purse or backpack, the Star reported.
New LPA and LPV "luggable" PCs from CyberResearch are said to offer the power of a PC workstation--at speeds up to 3.2 GHz--in a compact carrying case.
His wife says: "Could you nip round to the electrician and pop the Hoover in?" 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.
Like the old Compaq "luggable" computer (for those of you old enough to rementher), this printer is portable by definition, but it isn't something you'll toss in "just in ease." By the time you add the battery and power supply, the package weighs in at more than five pounds--not an unnotice able amount to be lugging around.
The luggable computer may be gone, but there is simply no denying that people are still hungry for portable computing devices.