26 The First Soviet Laptop

The First Soviet Laptop

Posted on March 13, 2012 by team


Elektronika MS 1504 (PK300) - the first Soviet laptop that showed many advantages of laptops use. Has anyone seen it in real life? Someone would find it interesting to see what's inside...


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26 Responses to “The First Soviet Laptop”

  1. Faith Gorodki says:

    That’s one hell of a piece of machinery.

  2. cici says:

    could you tell the CPU model was used? I don’t see it there

  3. Blake says:

    I have a Toshiba laptop that looks just like this.

    • moo says:

      Yea this looks like a T-1200. Maybe it was a licensed copy.

      • b236 says:

        unlikely, it was probably result of reverse engineering. still i love that brand – the very first digital watches, computers, calculators or game consoles i’ve ever seen were “made in cccp” ;]

        • iHME says:

          Nothing like a toshiba T-1200 on the inside or on specs. Toshiba had 286, this has 80×86, in the toshiba the ram was on a separate board, her eit is soldered on the mobo, toshiba hand only one floppy drive and had either a 20mb or 40mb hdd.

          But the formfactor and looks are quite similar. not 1:1, but similar. It quite likely draws some inspiration from there.
          Very cool looking piece of tech nevertheless.

      • ptc says:

        It is a copy, yes, but i bet it is not licensed. Like most soviet products – it is direct copy of existing US, japanese or west european product. These chips on motherboard are copies too (for example – cpu is a copy of Intel cpu)

  4. javox says:

    wooow hehehe so kool, i would love to have one hehe

  5. MgS says:

    It looks like a Toshiba laptop because it’s a direct copy of that Toshiba.

  6. Happy Mad says:

    Debug brings back some great memories.

  7. Osip says:

    Soviet Toshiba copy made in 1992?? That does not compute.

  8. SMERSH says:

    “First Soviet Laptop” (Toshiba–> Running MS Dos–> In English…) Oh, yes. Quite an accomplishment of Soviet engineering.

  9. Gerry says:

    It’s a bit strange, laptop case says date 08.1992 but chips were produced in 1993 (they have date code 9308 – 8th week of 1993), definitely there was no S.U. that time! Also can’t recognize the chips manufacturer’s logo, maybe some russian company, does anyone know?

    • ptc says:

      Perhaps motherboard was replaced? (soviet electronic was not very reliable, but repairable at home by skilled users)

  10. b236 says:

    ah, first prince of persia!!! sweet memories :D

  11. alessio215 says:

    Must be made in Taiwan, because in the CCCP they produced mainly electron tubes, maybe also transistors but I don’t think they were in the microcontrollers production
    The machine is good, it outlived the CCCP. Nice clavier never saw a ciryl version

    • iHME says:

      They produced microelectronics in bulgaria that was the designated center for that in the soviet union.
      Soviets produced chips that looked interesting looking and not terribly interchangable with their westerncounterparts. Seen pictures of high quality “Made in CCCP” measurement electronics that are still in use today.

  12. SSSR says:

    Does the computer have Tetris?

  13. lbytesxk says:

    what a piece of garbage

  14. Stavrowsky says:

    Wow! A direct competitor for an Apple II! This is to laptops what the Trabant was to sports cars.

  15. Marc says:

    The main board is very similar to products that were manufactured in Taiwan during that period. It was probably also made there, after which the PC was assembled in the USSR. It’s unlikely that they could produce these components and boards themselves, just as they couldn’t manufacture certain large types of tires, which they had to source from Bridgestone in Japan.

  16. Dilupa says:

    hey, I’m confused. If it’s a soviet laptop, why does it run on MS DOS?

  17. OhioMike says:

    Looks like the first computer MB I was given in 1996, an Olivetti greenscreen from 1993.

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