The incredible shrinking PC

Big change comes in small packages—at least in the world of personal computing. Since HP first entered the computer market in 1966, PCs (personal computers—as they were eventually known) have continued to grow smaller and more advanced with each generation.

But miniaturization doesn’t just happen overnight. Each step forward is the product of years of innovation and developments, often clustering a range of “industry firsts” into short periods following specific advances—like the advent of the microprocessor.

How far have we come? Here’s a visual history of HP PCs from 1966 to 2016—shifting from the size of a room to the size of your pocket in five innovation-filled decades.

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Author: Tropolis Group

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