The Progress of Technology

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    Progress of Technology

  • IBM 610

    IBM 610
    The IBM 610 was designed for normal people to program using a keyboard. It was one of the first computers to be programed using a keyboard. However, the IBM 610 was very slow.
  • Kenbak-1

    The Kenback-1 is the first personal computer. It was sold for USD 750. 40 Kenbak-1s were produced and sold, only about 10 Kenbak-1 computers exist now. To use it you had to program it using the buttons and switches. The output was a series of flashing lights.
  • IBM 5100

    IBM 5100
    The IBM 5100 was the first laptop, or portable computer. It weighed 55 pounds. At that time, The IBM 5100 was a huge goal, because it had so much RAM and ROM in such a small computer. The IBM had a five-inch monitor and 64 KB of ram.
  • Apple 1

    Apple 1
    Apple’s first product. The Apple 1 was a personal computer. They were hand built by Steve Wozniak. It was sold for $666.66 US dollars. About 200 Apple 1s were produced.
  • Osborne 1

    Osborne 1
    The Osborne 1 is considered the “real” first laptop, as the IBM 5100 was not successful. It was the first mass produced laptop. The Osborne 1 weighed 24 pounds, had a 5-inch screen and 64 KB of RAM. It used a single floppy disk. It cost USD $1795.
  • IMAC G3

    IMAC G3
    The IMAC G3 was the first IMAC Model. The IMAC G3 is a monitor and system unit all in one. The IMAC was the first computer to have USB ports. It also has connecter for the keyboard and mouse. The IMAC was egg shaped.
  • Ibook Clamshell

    Ibook Clamshell
    Apple sold the Ibook Clamshell from 1999 to 2006. The Ibook Clamshell was a very unique laptop, as it had bright colours, a new shape, and built in wireless networking. The Ibook Clamshell came in five colours: tangerine, blueberry, graphite, indigo and key lime.
  • Mac Mini

    Mac Mini
    The Mac Mini is a small desktop computer produced by apple. It weighs 1.22 kg. It is a unique desktop, as it is smaller than average: 19.7 cm square and 3.6 cm tall. The Mac Mini could also be referred to BYODKM (Bring your own Display, Keyboard, and Mouse).
  • Macbook Pro

    Macbook Pro
    The Macbook Pro weighs 5.6 pounds and comes with 13, 15, and 17 inch screens. There is 2 GB RAM, The Macbook Pro is made from aluminum.
  • Sony VAIO X Series Atom Z550

    Sony VAIO X Series Atom Z550
    The Atom Z550 is the lightest laptop ever. It has an 11.1 inch LED screen, 64 GB Hard Drive, yet it only weighs 664 kg. It is possibly one of the most expensive netbooks.