Computer Advantages And Disadvantages
advantages and disadvantages of 4th generation computer
Advantages 1. Smallest in size because of high component density. 2. Very reliable. 3. Heat generated is negligible. 4. No air conditioning required in most cases. 5. Much faster in computation than previous generations. 6. Hardware failure is negligible and hence minimal maintenance is required. 7. Easily portable because of their small size. 8. Totally general purpose. 9. Minimal labour and cost involved at assembly stage. 10. Cheapest among all generations.
Disadvantage 1. Highly sophisticated technology required for the manufacture of LSI chips.
FOURTH GENERATION (1975 …show more content…
What is Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) ? is the process of creating integrated circuits by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip What are the benefits of VLSI? It reduced the size and price of the computers at the same time increasing power, efficiency and reliability
History of Fourth Generation Computer
1975- ALTAIR 8800- First MicroComputer designed by Ed Roberts, considered the father of microcomputer. Microsoft was born.
1976- CRAY I -, a Super Computers developed by Cray Inc. Apple Computers Inc founded by Steven Jobs and Stephen Wozniak.
1978 – Apple Computer Inc, build the first Apple II Microcomputer.
1980- IBM offers Bill Gates to develop the OS for the new IBM PC. Microsoft achieved tremendous Growth and Success due to the development of MS-DOS Apple III Microcomputer was released.
1981 - IBM PC was introduced with 16-bit Microprocessor. MS-DOS was released.
1984- Macintosh Computer with Graphical User Interface was introduced by Apple. * IBM released the computer with 286 AT