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Saturday 6th September 2014
John Tepper Marlin (USA)

I agree with Gene (US) that the screen shows 25 viewable lines but it toggles up and down. I also still have this machine. For word processing it was fine. I brought this Osborne around the world with me on a three-month trip in 1986. That was the year Osborne went broke.

Wednesday 25th September 2013
gene (US)

The description has one small error. Even though the screen only displays 16 lines at a time, all 25 lines can be viewed (at least on the Osborne 3 that I have.) There is a button on the monitor that let you choose whether the top 16 lines or bottom 16 lines are displayed. It makes some programs a little quirky to use, but at the time this was one of the very few 100$ IBM compatible laptops available for a reasonable price.

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