How Have PC’s Changed in the Last ~30 Years?
I stumbled across this amazing post on Technologizer which compares classic pc’s to modern-day price-equivalent systems and the differences are downright startling.
Take the 1981 IBM 5150 and the 2009 Alienware Area-51 ALX. Today both systems would cost about $7100. However the spec comparison is jaw dropping:
- CPU: 4.77 Mhz (IBM) vs. 15,440 Mhz (Alienware)
- RAM: 64k vs 12,000,000k
- Hard Drive: 0MB (yes, zero) vs 3,500,000MB
I no longer think my computer is outdated.