A close-up of the 1983 Texas Instruments Compact Computer 40, also known as the CC-40. After cleaning the battery holder and installing new 4 AA batteries, this unit fired up and was fully functional. Click image for larger view.
The TI CC-40 is a typical first-generation laptop similar to the Tandy TRS 80 model 100. Out of the box the CC-40 is capable of creating and running BASIC programs, calculator functions, and support add-on cartridges for more specialized functions. The display is a single line 40-character LCD. Click image for larger view.