microcomputer


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microcomputer

A computer with the arithmetic logic unit and control unit contained in a microprocessor.
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In a microcomputer system, controls must be considered for all aspects of a transaction including inputs, processing, outputs, and data storage.
Upgrades are offered infrequently compared to the microcomputer market, where faster and more advanced products are announced daily.
The cost of networking microcomputers is within the reach of the smallest company.
A [TABULAR DATA FOR EXHIBIT 3 OMITTED] network interface card plugs into an expansion slot on the microcomputer and gives the microcomputer a window to the network.
Depending on the size of an organization, the number of users, the number of files and records, and the complexity of applications, it might be wise to consider a larger, more powerful machine, like a multi-user micro, a powerful microcomputer based engineering or graphics workstation, a workstation, a minicomputer, or even a mainframe.
An easy way to understand and subsequently to evaluate microcomputer hardware is to view the machine as being comprised of a set of primary elements.
Several authors have provided detailed discussions of the logistics information system, and have positioned the microcomputer as a key element of the firm's logistics information strategy (LIS)[1-3].
LRL's analysis included the five significant variables plus four other variables--minimum RAM, minimum floppy drive size, minimum hard drive size, and whether a microcomputer supported MS-DOS in addition to PC-DOS.
The microcomputer verifies that the inmate has enough money in his or her account and that the inmate is permitted to purchase those items.
It is the microcomputer's ability to handle data files stored on laserdiscs that represents its most revolutionary application.
Literature searching has evolved from mediated online searching to a diversity of end-user search approaches; library automation has advanced from home-grown mainframe catalog and circulation systems to complex vendor-supplied integrated library systems; the microcomputer and its applications programs have allowed individuals to have extensive power over the management of personal information.
CORES, the name for the new microcomputer education program, was designed by a cadre of science and mathematics educators drawn from among those recognized as Pennsylvania's finest teachers of teachers and who geographically represented the entire state.

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