One inch notebook computer

  • US 6,426,871 B2
  • Filed: 08/02/2001
  • Issued: 07/30/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/06/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A notebook computer, comprising:

  • a computer housing with a generally rectangular configuration, including a top side, a bottom, a front side and a rear side, and sidewalls extending from the front side to the rear side with a substantially uniform height;

    a keyboard assembly mounted in the top side of said computer housing;

    a lid including a display mounted therein, said lid being rotatably attached to the top side of said computer housing near the rear side, and covering substantially the entire top side of said housing when closed;

    a motherboard, including component chips mounted thereon, attached to the bottom of said computer housing, and wherein at least a portion of said motherboard is positioned underneath the keyboard assembly to define a region bounded on the upper and lower side by the keyboard assembly and the motherboard;

    a hard disk drive positioned in said housing in an area outside of said region, and toward the front side of said housing; and

    an input pointing device positioned in said housing in an area outside of said region, and toward the front side of said housing.

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