And are approximately 33 years that have passed since the IBM PC hit the market. Clearings being that this was not the first personal computer, this contributed to the massification as such technology.
It was also established itself as an ally not only in corporate environments but also final consumers.
As indicated by experts, over the past five years, the PC has made great strides on the path towards miniaturization. It has adapted to the passage of time and trends, and it has become such a point that today reaches fit in the palm of your hand.
It is no secret that the current trend in the world is put aside to host computers and smartphones and tablets. An investigation by the company Intel, showed that 59 percent of consumers in Latin American countries have a PC, almost the same percentage that currently has tablet, ie 63 percent and on the other hand, the percentage of users who have with smartphones is 71 percent.
Chromebooks are the main representatives of this new aspect of laptops. These are fairly lightweight and inexpensive. And what's the difference of competition is not using traditional operating systems, but a versatile cloud-based platforms. But what does "cloud"? Simply it works on the Internet. Your documents are stored on servers and applications run directly on the web. So it is no longer necessary to buy an office suite in a box or on CD; now you can even purchase Office for cloud (better known as the Office 365) or use the alternative called Google Docs. Currently the offer of executable tools from the Internet every day.
The company Intel leads the field of mini-PC. Those who called NUC (ie Next Unit of Computing). These spawn wifi connectivity, RAM up to a 16GB hard drive up to 1TB SSD technology and core i5 processors. Some models include HDMI and USB 3.0 port.
Thanks to the features super low energy present in the latest Intel processors, no longer needed to heat dissipation system large. So far, they are being manufactured to order and have already begun to be used in academic institutions as well as "call centers".