Personal Computers

Computer components change and update frequently.  Below is a timeline of milestones, releases and average sizes of the most common components.

Processors RAM Hard Drives Microsoft OS Mac OS Office
 computer - cpu  computer - RAM  computer - hdd
   
 

2000

1.5 GHz 256 MB 20 GB Windows 2000
Windows ME
Mac OS 9.0

Office 2000

2001

2 GHZ 512 MB 50 GB Windows XP Mac OS 10.0
Cheetah

Office XP

2003

2.8 GHZ 512 MB 80 GB Mac OS 10.3
Panther

Office 2003

2007

Dual-core
2.8 GHz
1 GB 120 GB Windows Vista Mac OS 10.5
Leopard

Office 2007

2008

Quad-core
2.8 GHz
2 GB 500 GB Mac OS 10.6
Snow Leopard

2010

Quad-core
2.8 GHz
4 GB 1 TB Windows 7  Mac OS 10.7
Lion

Office 2010

TODAY

Multi-core 8 GB Up to 4 TB Windows 8 Mac OS 10.8
Mountain Lion

Office 365
Office 2012

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