History of Desktop Computers

  • Z3 Computer

    Z3 Computer
    Konrad Zuse finishes the Z3 computer.

    Web Space
    The EDVAC is completed.
  • IBM Magnetic Drum Calculator

    IBM Magnetic Drum Calculator
    IBM magnetic drum calculator established itself as the first mass-produced computer.
  • PDP-8

    Digital Equipment Corp. introduced the PDP-8, the first commercially successful minicomputer.
  • Kenbak-1

    Kenbak-1, the first personal computer, advertised for $750 in Scientific American.
  • VAX 11/780

    Vax 11/780 from Digital Equipment Corp. featured the ability to address up to 4.3 gigabytes of virtual memory.
  • Macintosh

    Computer History
    Apple launched the first successful mouse-driven computer, the Macintosh.
  • Sold

    Over 30 million computers are used in the United States.