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Evolution of the Personal Computer

EVOLUTION OF THE PERSONAL COMPUTER From huge machines the size of a small house to devices that fit in your pocket, computers have come a long way in the last five decades. 1960 The IBM 7030 processes 2 million pieces of data a second, and only occupies 2,000 square feet. 1971 Essentially a circuit board, the Kenbak-1 has 256 bytes of memory and sells for $750. 1976 - The Apple 1 has 16 memory chips for a total of 8 KB. 1977 1977 The Apple Il can be equipped with game paddles to play "Breakout." The Commodore PET comes with its own screen and a built-in cassette tape deck for data storage. 1981 IBM releases the IBM 5150, with an Intel 8088 processor and Microsoft's MS-DOS 1982 -O-1984 operating system. The Apple Basically a computer built into a keyboard, the Commodore 64 is Macintosh is the first successful the best-selling computer of all time, with 30 million sold computer with a graphics-based interface, introducing icons and paint apps over ten years. to millions. O00 1989 Compaq releases the LTE and LTE 286 are thick and boxy but could sit on your lap. 1992 Microsoft's graphics-based Windows 3.1 1993 replaces MS-DOS. The mouse is now an essential part of The source code for the every computer. first web browser – the World Wide Web – becomes public domain. 1996 The Palm Pilot emerges as the first popular hand-held personal computing device. 2007 Apple unveils the iPhone, with up to 8 GB of storage and a Web browser, it heralds a new age in personal computing. 2009 With Bluetooth wireless technology and a touchscreen, Samsung launches their first smart watch, the S9110 Watch Phone. 2014 Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion, putting the tech spotlight on virtual reality systems. SOURCES GEAR UP FOR GREAT" users.cis.fiu.edu cds.cern.ch Office DEPOT. OfficeMax www-03.ibm.com www.palminfocenter.com www.imore.com www.vintage-computer.com en.wikipedia.org www.techradar.com www.pcworld.com www.samsung.com images.dailytech.com techcrunch.com winworldpc.com DD

Evolution of the Personal Computer

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From huge machines the size of a small house to devices that fit in your pocket, computers have come a long way in the last five decades.

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