The third generation of the computer was developed during the years of 1964 to 1970. During this generation, minicomputers were becoming more popular. The first commercially successful minicomputer, which sold for $18,000, was invented in 1965. This computer helped people and businesses gain access quicker because it was a small size, a lot faster, and a reasonable cost. In 1966, Hewlett-Packed invented the HP-2115, which helped smaller computers support a wide variety of languages. In 1970, Dr.