A COMPARISON OF PERSONAL COMPUTER OF 20 YEARS AGO AND THE PERSONAL COMPUTER OF TODAY. By:Liz Rey. Have you imagine yourself carrying a bulky personal computer in a board meeting? Sounds ridiculous right?.
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Now, lets compare the Apple Powerbook of 1992 and compare it to the 2012 Mac Pro and take into consideration the following factors:
The PB 180 reintroduced SCSI Disk Mode to the PowerBook line, a feature previously found only on the PB 100.
with all early PowerBooks, when buying used be sure it has all the memory you need (new PB RAM is getting more difficult to locate, especially at reasonable prices).
The PB 180 has a 14 MB memory ceiling, although you can go beyond that by using Virtual Memory (slow and free) or RAM Doubler (faster, not free, and discontinued). Another option is RAM Charger 8.1, which offers better memory management than the Mac OS.
introduced 1992.10.19 at US$4,110; discontinued 1994.05.01 line, a feature previously found only on the PB 100.
requires System 7.1 to 7.6.1, supports Mac OS 8.1 with Born Again
CPU: 33 MHz 68030
performance: 4.5, relative to SE; 0.54, Speedometer 4
ROM: 1 MB
RAM: 4 MB, expandable to 14 MB using a special 85ns pseudostatic RAM card
display: 9.8" 640 x 400 77 ppi 4-bit active matrix
video: 512 KB VRAM, VID-14 port, supports 8-bit external video at 512 x 384, 640 x 400, 640 x 480, 800 x 600, and 832 x 624 with video adapter
80 MB or 120 MB hard drive standard
ADB slots: 1 port for keyboard and mouse
serial ports: 2 DIN-8 RS-422 ports on back of computerNow here are some details……
amSCSI ports: HDI30 connector on back of computer line, a feature previously found only on the PB 100.
proprietary modem slot
Gestalt ID: 33
Size (HxWxD): 2.25" x 11.25" x 9.3"
weight: 6.8 pounds
power supply: M5651 - 19W, 2 amps
2.4 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
500 GB Hard Drive, 8x DVD/CD SuperDrive
13.3-Inch LED-backlit Display, 1280-by-800 Resolution, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Mac OS X v10.7 Lion, 7 Hour Battery Life
Pros: line, a feature previously found only on the PB 100.
* Well built, with close attention to details in workmanship.
*Fast processing speed.
*Flawless operating system.
*Good sound quality.
*Easy to use touchpad, with good control over cursor.
*Excellent screen display/color resolution.
Cons:2012: MacBook Pro
-Some users report shorter battery life.
-Screen may be prone to scratching.
-The only 2 USB ports are rather close together.
Now, we can conclude that as time flies by, a lot of innovation was
made, great ideas and discoveries came up, especially in the computing industry. Today, we can prefer
to have an easier life, work and business with the aid of these tools
What more can we ask more……