A personal computer (PC) is any general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and original sales price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer operator. PCs include any type of computer used in a “personal” manner. This is in contrast to the batch processing or time-sharing models which allowed large expensive mainframe systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time, or large data processing systems which required a full-time staff to operate with efficiency. It is also in contrast with the more recent trend of controlling software availability through an intervening third-party such as the Apple App Store.
A personal computer may be a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet PC, or a handheld PC (also called a palmtop). The most common microprocessors in personal computers are x86-compatible CPUs. Software applications for personal computers include Word processing, spreadsheets, databases, web browsers and e-mail clients, games, and a myriad of personal productivity and special-purpose software applications. Modern personal computers often have a direct connection to the internet, allowing access to the World Wide Web and a wide range of other resources.
ITEAC offers PCs that may be used at home or in an office. You can simply connect your personal computer to a Local Area Network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection. While early PC owners used to write their own programs to do anything useful with the machines, today’s technology allows users to have access to a wide range of commercial and non-commercial software, which are provided in ready-to-run or ready-to-compile form. Since the 1980s, Microsoft and Intel have dominated much of the personal computer market, first with MS-DOS and then with the Wintel platform. Now ITEAC provides a variety of personal PCs from different manufactures that feature the best specifications and accessories available – with ergonomics and compatibility put in mind.