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In the mid-’80s, someone at Brother came up with the idea of making a battery-powered laptop typewriter. The resulting product is small, sleek, lightweight, and easy to use — but was quickly rendered obsolete by the emergence of laptop computers and telecommunications in the late ’80s. The print quality is fairly good, but the thermal ribbons don’t last long (about 32 pages, Brother claimed) and are expensive. Or you can take out the ribbon and print directly onto thermal fax paper. Some portable computer printers were made using the same mechanism. The printing is slow, but an LCD and memory buffer allows you to keep typing while the printing catches up.
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