The Microcomputer Revolution

Integrated circuit:
  Texas Instruments 2500 (1972)

the key step for the computer was the introduction of the microprocessor:
 Intel 4004
 Altair 8800

In 1977 the home computer began to move past the electronics hobbyist:
 Apple II
 Osborne Portable

 Windows 286 (Windows 2)
For more details on the history of microcomputers I recommend The History of Computers During My Lifetime .

This page written and copyright  Pamela E. Mack
last updated 11/30/2005