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Title: History of PC timeline


1
History of PC timeline
  • By.
  • Tae-young Jang
  • Alexander Colby

2
Personal Computers
  • Personal Computer (PC) is a machine enabled
    people to work calculations or instructions
    quickly. PCs are also able to interface with
    worldwide communication networks, such as the
    Internet and the graphics-based information
    database known as the World Wide Web, to find and
    send information on any subject. They are now
    essential device which is commonly used in
    everyday life.

Let's learn history of PC!!
3
Evolution of PC!
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4
Altair 8800
  • The MITS Altair was the first 8080 based  kit
    microcomputer. It was first introduced in the
    January, 1975.   Although it was not the first
    available microcomputer to use, it was the start
    of the industry.

5
The SOL- First 8080 Desktop
  • In 1977, Processor Technology company designed
    and sold a full line of boards for the S-100
    computers.  The SOL became a very popular
    computer that influenced the design of  future
    computers

6
Apple II
  • The Apple II was the first personal computer with
    color graphics.It was cheap and easy to use.
    Development of  the VisiCalc spreadsheet program
    made Apple II as an important tool for business.

7
TRS-80 (Trash 80)
  • Radio Shack's  TRS-80 selling for about 500
    complete with video monitor and BASIC took the
    personal computer market by storm.  It became the
    most popular personal computer in schools and
    homes so they were rivals of Apple II. 

8
Brief history of computers
1977 APPLE II(first PC)
500.B.C Abacus(counting board)
1946 ENIAC(first electronic computer)
1991 World Wide Web is launched.
9
Questions
  • 1.When was the MITS Altair 8800 first introduced
    to the public?
  • 2.What company designed and sold the first 8080
    desktop computer?
  • 3.What was it called?
  • 4.What was the first PC capable of colour
    graphics?
  • 5.What computer became a rivalling opponent for
    Apple II?
  • 6.What machine won the colour graphics race?
  • 7.What machine was one of the first computers
    designed as a complete desktop machine, including
    monitor, floppy disks and keyboard?
  • 8.How long ago does the abacus(counting board)
    date back?
  • 9.What is ENIAC?
  • 10.In what was the World Wide Web launched?

10
Answer keys
  • 1. It was first introduced in an issue of popular
    electronics magazine as a construction project.
  • 2. It was Processor Technology company3.
  • 3. It was called the SOL.
  • 4. The APPLE II
  • 5. Radio Shacks TRS 80.
  • 6. The Atari-800.
  • 7. Heath, and was later bought by Zenith.
  • 8. About 500 BC.
  • 9. The first electronic computer.
  • 10. In 1991.

11
Bibliography
  • http//www.pbs.org/nerds/timeline/
  • http//www.computerhope.com/history/
  • www.pc-history.org
  • www.islandnet.com/kpolscon/comphist/

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