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Evolution of Desktops

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Keegan Cunningham

on 20 January 2017

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Evolution of Computers
Altair 8800
Invented by Ed Roberts and first introduced in 1975
First Introduced in 1971 for $750. Some consider this to be the first personal computer. Relied on a series of switches for inputting data and outputting it by turning on a series of lights on and off
IBM 5100
The IBM 5100 was the first portable computer. Released in September of 1975. Weighted 55 pounds and had a 5 inch display.
Osborne 1
Truly considered the first portable computer. It had a 5 inch display and weighed only 24.5 pounds. It had a 64 KB of memory and ran off 2 5 1/4" floppy drives. Cost $1,795
IBM introduced its first personal computer in 1981.
Atari 400 & 800
One of the first gaming computers first made. The 400 was mainly for gaming, but the 800 was for both home and gaming.
Commodore 64
Better known as the C64. The C64 and by the time it was discontinued in 1993, it had sold more than 22 million units. It is recognized by the 2006 Guinness Book of World Records as the greatest selling single computer of all time.
Allowied the use of a mouse with IBM PCs for the first time. Many credit the PS/2 for making the 3.5-inch floppy disk drive and video graphics array (VGA) standard for IBM computers. The system was IBM's response to losing control of the PC market with the rise of widespread copying of the original.
Macintosh Portable
The Macintosh Portable was heavy, weighing sixteen pounds, and expensive (US$6,500). Sales were weaker than projected, despite being widely praised by the press for its active matrix display, removable trackball, and high performance. The line was discontinued less than two years later.
Present Day
Now a days we have Laptops that weigh close to nothing, they're touch screen, and you can find anything on it. They also hold so much storage its unbelievable, and they're making them bigger and better each year.
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