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Technology 1991: PCs and workstations

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Significant developments during 1990 in the areas of personal computers and workstations are discussed. Laptops and notebook-size machines composed the fastest growing segment of the personal computer marketplace. Other notable announcements including a broad range of engineering workstations, with RISC computers breaking the US $5000 barrier. Peripherals also spurred great activity. Hard-disk drives continued to get smaller while growing in capacity, floppy disks jumped up to the superfloppy arena with an order-of-magnitude boost in storage capacity, and IC memory cards were on the verge of making their mark as replacements for rotating magnetic-disk memory.<>

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 1 )