What is another word for personal computer?

69 synonyms found


[ pˈɜːsənə͡l kəmpjˈuːtə], [ pˈɜːsənə‍l kəmpjˈuːtə], [ p_ˈɜː_s_ə_n_əl k_ə_m_p_j_ˈuː_t_ə]

How to use "Personal computer" in context?

Personal computers have come a long way since their inception in the early 1970s. Early personal computers were bulky and expensive, limited in capabilities and required high-priced software to use. In the 1990s, personal computers became much more affordable and accessible, thanks in part to the dramatic increase in Internet usage.

Today, a standard personal computer (PC) consists of a central processing unit (CPU), system memory, graphics processing unit (GPU), dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and disk drive. The CPU regulates the flow of information between the other components, allowing the PC to run multiple programs at the same time.

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