History of the Different Types of Personal Computers

Timeline created by Techiesgr
  • Tablet PC

    Tablet PC
    In 1968 Alan Kay envisioned the DynaBook tablet computer at Xerox. The target audience of the DynaBook was originally designed for children to learn and gather information. The different components of tablet computing had been in development since long before the DynaBook; stylus input specifically has origins dating back to 1888. In 2011 Microsoft announced Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 is going to be a “tru”tablet platform that provides 1st class support for touch-based tablet systems.
  • Desktop Computer

    Desktop Computer
    In early 1973, the Xerox Corporation releases the Alto, a personal computer designed for reasearch purposes. Named after the Xerox Palo Alto research center where it was developed , It had a fully functioning keyboard, mouse, and ethernet networking system, so that information could be easily shared between computers. Although it was not released commercially, it was used as the base and inspiration for commercial desktop computers to come.
  • Notebook computer

    Notebook computer
    The notebook or laptop computer was the first computer created for the purpose of portability. The first notebook computer was the Osborne 1, created in April of 1981, which was the size of a sewing machine and had no battery life, thus making it unpopular. Until 1995, notebook computers were used almost exclusively in businesses and military operations, and seldom seen as personal computers. This changed with the creation of Windows 95 by Microsoft, and brought notebook computers into the home.
  • All - In - One Computer

    All - In - One Computer
    All - In - One Computer was created in the mid 80's. the origianl first was a macintosh. The imac came out between 1990 and 2002.
  • Netbook

    Netbook
    The concept of the netbook can be found in the 1990's with the Apple eMate 600 and Psions OLPC X0-01 wihch were sub-compact laptops.But the generic name "netbook" was first launched by the company Asus with the Eee PC. It weighted 2lbs, featured a 7in display, keyboard was 85% the size of a normal keyboard, had a solid state drive, custom version of Lenux and a simplified user interface.