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The Evolution of Computers
Transcript of The Evolution of Computers
(codename: Acorn) A workstation is basically a computer setup connected to a network or another computer. The first of its kind was revolutionary considering it was fully functional, had a display, and a mouse. It was named the Xerox Alto and was introduced in 1974. It used an operating system with menus and windows much like computers today. The First Workstation In September 1975, IBM introduced the IBM 5100. It had a 5 inch display, 64 KB of RAM, and weighed a total of 55 pounds. It is considered the first portable computer, while the Osborne I is considered the first laptop. The Osborne I weighed 24.5 pounds, and cost 179 dollars. The First Portable Computer The IBM 5100 The Osborne I Computers Today In the year 2012, laptops can have a 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3517U Processor( 1.90GHz 4MB), 17.0" HD Glare screen with integrated camera, Multi-finger one-piece TouchPad without buttons, and 6GB SDRAM RAM. Computers today can have 27 inch monitors, with a 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of memory, with video, camera, and audio support, with wireless keyboards, and multiple extension outlets. These are just some top of the line specifications of today's technology. Plus, the computer has inspired the invention of other products like tablets, e books, iPads, etc. To summarize, we've come a long way. THE FUTURE OF COMPUTERS We predict: computer programmed fully functional robots, hologram monitors, 3D monitors, etc. The possibilities are endless. The End