Of course, while I heartily agree with mcc's writeup, let us not forget that the iMac or even the Compact Mac was not the first computer to come with a handle! For nostalgia's sake, how many machines can you name that predate the compact Mac and had handles as an integral part of the case design? More node-fu for those machines that were all-in-ones, or close to it. I think we should disqualify notebook computers, although it still strikes me as odd that things so expensive and mobile don't, often, have handles! Go Apple.

In any case, here's a few off the top of my head:

  • The Kaypro
  • The Apple IIc
  • The PC/XT Portable and derivatives(heehee...I have one of these..."portable" my wide black beh...er, nevermind).
  • The Osborne, for the world's first mass-market 'portable'