computer, circa 1987
, marketed by Yamaha
's musical instrument
division. It had an Intel 80286
chip, ran MS-DOS
, and was usually bundled with DOS MIDI
software, because its main selling point was that it had MIDI ports, probably the first laptop to have them. Atari
, with its Atari ST
, had introduced the notion of a computer having built-in MIDI, and there were always rumors, here and there, of an impending musician-friendly ST laptop, but Yamaha beat them to the punch in that regard.
Confusingly, the C1 is also the name of a brand of Yamaha grand piano.