5 clear evidence of future death of system units
Apparently, the era of large system units of personal computers and peripheral devices connected to them is being pumped. And this happens not only because of the rapid development of notebooks and tablets. First of all, the peripherals themselves go over the functions of the computer. And today we will tell about the 5 most obvious evidence of this.
iMac – the legendary monoblock computer
The first personal computers-monoblocks, in which the system unit, screen and keyboard were in the same building, appeared in the seventies-eighties of the twentieth century, but over time they have long been supplanted by the traditional, separate PC architecture.
The situation began to change in the opposite direction in 1998, when the first model of the iMac desktop computer appeared on the market, in which the system unit was combined with the monitor. The popularity of candy bars has increased dramatically with the advent of cheap and reliable flat-panel liquid crystal displays. Based on them, computers of this type are being manufactured now, the most popular of which is Apple’s iMac.
The popularity of candy bars is understandable. These computers are suitable for the vast majority of ordinary users. And, thanks to its compact size, monoblocks are the ideal solution for home and office. At the same time, at the price such devices are quite comparable with much more bulky computers based on individual system units.
For a long time, the most accessible and popular home computer was the ZX Spectrum device and its numerous clones. It was relatively cheap compared to other PCs on the market, it was very compact and unpretentious. However, its main advantages were the form factor in the form of a keyboard and the ability to work not only with special monitors, but also with ordinary home TVs.
The famous Spectrum has not been released for almost twenty years, but now computers are on sale, being its conceptual successors, for example, a device called ASUS Eee Keyboard.
ASUS Eee Keyboard is a full-fledged computer based on the keyboard. This device has a completely functional technological stuffing with a good processor, as well as a sufficient amount of RAM and permanent memory. The ASUS Eee Keyboard has even a small built-in screen with a diagonal of 5 inches and a resolution of 800 by 480 pixels.
However, for the full operation of the computer keyboard ASUS Eee Keyboard is better to still connect to a normal display.
Mouse Box – a computer built into the mouse
With the development of technology, cheaper and smaller components, it has become possible to turn into a full-fledged computer not only a keyboard, but also a mouse-mouse. As proof of this statement, you can bring the device Mouse Box from the same Polish company.
Mouse Box – is a full-fledged PC, hiding in the case of a usual sized computer mouse. Inside it is an ARM CORTEX processor with a clock speed of 1.4 gigahertz, as well as 128 gigabytes of permanent memory. To communicate with other devices, including the keyboard and the display, the Mouse Box has integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules.
Mouse Box rechargeable batteries through built-in USB-ports. In this case, the creators of this computer are already working on the production of an induction mouse pad, which allows you to charge this unusual device without wires directly while working on it.
Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico is a pocket computer that has nothing to do with traditional PDAs, which have almost ceased to exist by now due to the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets. In fact, this is a normal system unit, but its size is more like a bank card, and therefore it is easy to carry it right in your pocket.
Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico is based on the Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor with a clock frequency of 1.83 gigahertz. This miniature computer has 2 gigabytes of RAM and 32 GB of permanent memory. Included is a pre-installed Windows 8.1 operating system.