Timeline of Computers

Timeline created by suzymj25
  • Jan 1, 1000

    The Abacus

    The Abacus
    Made around the 2700-2300 BC. A primative way to calculate simple equations.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    The first mechanical computer

    The first mechanical computer
    The first mechanical computing machine was invented in Greece circa 100 BC: It was used for navigation. It was called the Antikythera mechanism.
  • The first programable computer

    The first programable computer
    Made by Kinrad Zuse. The Z1. Started the Binary system thats the standard for todays computers.
  • The first electronic computer

    The first electronic computer
    Made in between 1939 and 1942. Made by John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry at Iwoa state university.
  • The first digital computer

    The first digital computer
    Called the ABC computer short for the Atanaoff-Berry computer. was developed at the Iwoa University in 1942.
  • The first stored program computer

    The first stored program computer
    The early British computer known as the EDSAC is considered to be the first stored program electronic computer. The computer performed its first calculation on May 6, 1949 and was the computer that ran the first graphical computer game.
  • The first transistor computer

    The first transistor computer
    Made by the Massachusetts institute ofTechnolgy. Called the TX-0.
  • The first work station

    The first work station
    The first computer workstation would qualify as the IBM 1620.The IBM 1620 was announced by IBM on October 21, 1959 and marketed as an inexpensive "scientific computer".
  • The first mini computer

    The first mini computer
    In 1960 Digital Equipment Corporation released its first of many PDP computers the PDP-1.
  • The first PC computer

    The first PC computer
    The IBM 610
  • The first personal computer

    The first personal computer
    In 1975 Ed Roberts coined the term personal computer when he introduced the Altair 8800.
  • The first apple computer

    The first apple computer
    The first apple computer was invented in 1976 and was established by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.
  • The first laptop

    The first laptop
    The Osborne 1 was relased in 1981, it weighed 24 pounds and was sold for $1795.
  • The first multimedia computer

    The first multimedia computer
    In 1992 Tandy Radio Shack becomes one of the first companies to release a computer based on the MPC standard with its introduction of the M2500 XL/2 and M4020 SX computers.
  • Apple MacBook Air

    Apple MacBook Air
    MacBook Air is ultrathin, ultraportable, and ultra unlike anything else. But you don't lose inches and pounds overnight. It's the result of rethinking conventions. Of multiple wireless innovations. And of breakthrough design. With MacBook Air, mobile computing suddenly has a new standard.
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    Time line of Computers