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I no longer think my computer is outdated.


Posted on June 2, 2010, in Tech News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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