Tech toys from the 1990s

Geek chic of years gone by isn't so cool today, as technology races on.

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Not Too Rich, or Too Thin

In 1998, IBM 's ThinkPad I series 1450 was substantially less pricey ($2,088) than the company's previous notebook computer offering, the ThinkPad 560Z ($3,799). Weighing in at a not-so-svelte 8.6 pounds (with the AC adapter attached), this clunker could double as a killer bicep workout tool for city strolls. You certainly wouldn't have dreamed of popping it in a mailing envelope, as Steve Jobs did famously last week with the ultra-thin Apple MacBook Air, which checks in at three pounds and less than $2,000.

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