Notebook And History of the Mobile Computing

MacBook Notebook Past year, notebook sales is higher than the desktop PC. However, in order to reach a broad market, mobile PCs took nearly 40 years. This time, lets we look back and see the future.
Currently, the notebooks have seen pervasive. On trains, planes, campus, and even on the beach. No need to wonder, when this laptop is so rapid developments in technology so that its performance as powerful as desktop PCs. This computer can be used during business hours, small and light as a handbag. This device is suitable for a job that requires high mobility. During the first hour, laptops are small, lightweight, and mobile it is unquestionable ability. This device is really a desktop PC that can be taken anywhere. CHIP back to see developments taking place so fast notebook. First time in 1968, exactly 27 years after the first computer (nonmobile), namely Konrad Zuses Z3, was published.

In 1968, Alan Kay of Xerox Parc develop Dynabook, a device that is currently known as the combination of Tablet PCs and laptops. When computer technology was originally developed for industrial or military defeat hightech, Dynabook actually intended for children as electronic media. However, these devices are only offered in limited quantities. Graphical control interface and the technical capabilities offered by this computer and then became the forerunner of the Xerox Alto Computer and Apple Macintosh. Big, heavy, and expensive.
In 1981, at 13 years later, the situation is more advanced. With the Osborne 1, the first portable PC hits stores. This computer is not actually a friend that is ideal for mobile applications. Weighed 10.5 kg and is equipped with a 5-inch tube monitors. 4 MHz Z80 processor offered is most intense at the moment so it makes it quite attractive. Hard disk capacity is still small, just like a battery, but the price is quite high reached in 1800 dollars. If you want to enjoy seamless mobility with the Osborne 1, an external battery offered by other manufacturers. With this external battery, computer performance can be extended for one hour, without relying on the power jack.
The next major step occurred in 1982. Here, Bill Moggridge introduces GRiD Compass 1100. This computer offers a monochrome screen that can be folded flat into the keyboard when the computer wants to carry around. Casing made of a lightweight magnesium material and is integrated with a battery. These specifications are widely adopted by many generations of laptops. GRID sold seharga10.000 dollars so it is not affordable by ordinary users. No need to wonder, only NASA and U.S. military circles that the biggest client of the GRiD Systems Corp.
The first notebook that is compatible with IBM offered by Compaq in 1983 under the name of the Compaq Portable. At that time, the market is more dominated by computers CP / M. The new IBM standard popular after the widespread use of MS-DOS in the late 1980's. Since then, the laptop is increasingly being used by individuals and CHIP regularly conducts tests on
latest notebooks. With increasingly smaller devices and the discovery of important new technologies, such as USB or WLAN, portable computers increasingly opens up various aspects of life. In a time not too long, problems with short battery duration will be resolved too. This is thanks to the use of energy-efficient processors and fuel cell batteries techniques. In addition, wireless broadband providers such as WiMAX soon became the standard device of a notebook. The latest trend is a notebook-sized mini-notebooks are better known as netbooks.
Mobile PC Or Notebook History
Dynabook Alan Kay developed a portable computer that will offer a modern electronic media for children. Graphical control interface with icons on the computer this is the forerunner of the operating systems that exist today.
Osborne 1
IBM 1311 was introduced on October 11, 1962. Hard disks can store two million characters on a disk pack that can be replaced
(1316). The thickness of the hard disk to reach 4 inches, weighs 4.5 kg, and has 6 disks measuring 14 inches and 10 surface can be written.
GRiD Compass 1100
Carried by the grid technology is indeed cutting edge. Cover it can
folded and teringrasi a flatscreen and magnesium casing of material
an ultralight. However, mobile PCs, developed by Bill Moggridge is too expensive at a price of U.S. $ 10,000. Only the U.S. military and NASA who can afford it.
Compaq Portable The first laptop that is compatible with IBM offered by Compaq.
Weight without batteries. Because still using MS-DOS operating system, the laptop is not popular.
Gavilan SC
The first is offered by a laptop touchpad Gavilan and above the keyboard. This computer model has been folded and provides an LCD screen and an Intel 80186 processor that is compatible with MS-DOS.
Bondwell 2 However an era of CP / M is past, the presence Bondwell2 remain successful. With 64 KB of RAM, a 3.5-inch floppy drive, and an LCD screen, this laptop is a hero in his day.
Compaq SLT286
SLT286 is the world's first laptop that is equipped with a battery, hard disk, and the LCD screen. The screen offers full VGA resolution. This notebook is aimed more for business. No need to wonder, it costs almost the same with a car at the time.
USB Interface
After the introduction of a USB interface port, almost all the devices connected to the notebook. Portable computers suddenly become universal.
WLAN for all FUTURE Thanks to the use of WLAN, the notebook is now no longer static. Hotspot connect this device to the Internet and office networks and can be accessed from almost anywhere
Next Future,,,
Operates continuously
In the last five years, almost all exhibition displays a notebook computer with a fuel cell. Although it still has not got a market, the appearance of this device gives a clear message. In the future, there will be no problem with the battery. A small tank containing hydrogen will extend the duration of notebook action during daily or even weeks. This allows for a high-performance notebooks.


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