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1989

  • Work on this object began.

1992

  • Work on this object ended.

2018

  • We acquired this object.

2022

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Leapfrog Tablet Computer Prototype Computer Prototype

This is a computer prototype. It was designed by Richard Sapper and co-designed by Sam Lucente and made by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM). It is dated designed 1989, produced 1992 and we acquired it in 2018. Its medium is plastic, acrylic, metal, electronic components. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM). It is credited Gift of IBM.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a: screen): 3.6 × 35.1 × 27.6 cm (1 7/16 × 13 13/16 × 10 7/8 in.) H x W x D (b: base): 5.9 × 35 × 27.9 cm (2 5/16 in. × 13 3/4 in. × 11 in.) H x W x D (keyboard): 1.5 × 29.6 × 17 cm (9/16 × 11 5/8 × 6 11/16 in.) H x W x D (c: stylus): 13 × 1 × 1.3 cm (5 1/8 × 3/8 × 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Leapfrog Tablet Computer Prototype Computer Prototype; Designed by Richard Sapper (German, 1932 - 2015); plastic, acrylic, metal, electronic components; H x W x D (a: screen): 3.6 × 35.1 × 27.6 cm (1 7/16 × 13 13/16 × 10 7/8 in.) H x W x D (b: base): 5.9 × 35 × 27.9 cm (2 5/16 in. × 13 3/4 in. × 11 in.) H x W x D (keyboard): 1.5 × 29.6 × 17 cm (9/16 × 11 5/8 × 6 11/16 in.) H x W x D (c: stylus): 13 × 1 × 1.3 cm (5 1/8 × 3/8 × 1/2 in.); Gift of IBM; 2018-5-1-a/c

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