Technology evolves so rapidly that we often spend more time complaining about what we can’t do rather than appreciating what we have. Comparing the specs for a 30-year-old notebook with a current model underscores that point.
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At an event last week to celebrate 30 years of selling notebook PCs, Toshiba highlighted the differences in the specifications for the T1100 it was selling in 1985 and its current Kira ultrabook. Check out the details:
|HDD||720KB (int FDD)||256GB SSD||+355,555%|
|Screen Res||80 x 25 (text)||2560 x 1440||+1800%|
The fact that current models are cheaper even before accounting for inflation underscores just how much technology has changed. (Mind you, in 1985 I’d have been insanely grateful to have a machine that weighed just 4.1kg!)