12. IBM ThinkPad 700C (1992)
For many years, there was only one name that mattered when it came to laptops, and that was IBM. With every ThinkPad release, IBM continued to amaze the market, each machine outshining its predecessor by being lighter, boasting more power, or tacking on a larger screen than had previously been thought possible. The 701C, for example, offered an expanding, full-size, "butterfly" keyboard that was so innovative it ended up on display in New York's Museum of Modern Art. But the machine that started it all was the 700C, which weighed less than 6 pounds, had a huge-at-the-time 10.4-inch color TFT, and featured the first ever pointing stick. Though now owned by Chinese company Lenovo, ThinkPads, like the R60 are still coveted status symbols in the business community.