26 thoughts on “The First Soviet Laptop”

      • 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” ;]

        • 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.

      • 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)

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

  2. 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?

  3. 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

    • 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.

  4. 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.

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