What are the characteristics of Fourth Generation Computers?

Fourth generation (1971 - present):

The computers that we use now-a-days are the computers from fourth generation. From this generation more use of semi-conductors in memory started. Microprocessors has been created with LSI (Large Scale Integration) and VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration). The size and price of computers has both been reduced to significant levels. Followings are some of the characteristics of computers from fourth generation.

Characteristic of Fourth Generation Computers:

  1. Very Large Scale Integration
  2. Microprocessor and Microcomputers
  3. Extended memory
  4. Improvement of dependability 
  5. Use of program packages

Example: IBM 3033, Sharp PC – 1211 etc.

Next Read: Characteristics of Fifth Generation Computer.




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