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A microcomputer is

[a] computer (a) in which the processing unit is a microprocessor and (b) that usually consists of a microprocessor, a storage unit, an input channel, and an output channel, all of which may be on one chip.[1]

Overview Edit

Microcomputers are physically small compared to mainframe and minicomputers. Many microcomputers (when equipped with a keyboard and screen for input and output) are also called personal computers (in the generic sense).

References Edit

  1. ATIS Telecom Glossary 2012 (full-text).
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