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personal computers meaning

  "personal computers" in a sentence
  • [Medicine]
    Small computers using LSI (large-scale integration) microprocessor chips as the CPU (central processing unit) and semiconductor memories for compact,inexpensive storage of program instructions and data. They are smaller and less expensive than minicomputers and are usually built into a dedicated system where they are optimized for a particular application. Microprocessor may refer to just the CPU or the entire microcomputer.

  • [Computer]
    <computer> (PC) A general-purpose single-user microcomputer designed to be operated by one person at a time.

    This term and the concept has been successfully hijacked by IBM due to the huge market share of the IBM PC, despite its many obvious weaknesses when compared to other equally valid claimants to the term, e.g. the Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Atari, Macintosh.

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  1. new personal computers are brought out almost daily.
  2. this meant that everyone could soon have a personal computer.
  3. you can write and edit an illustrated composition on your personal computer.
  4. or, working with your personal computer and a music synthesizer, you could create your own sonata, or the next rock-and-roll hit.
  5. have you priced personal computers lately

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