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Question #153297

State the technological differences between 2nd and 4th generation computers.


Give two advantages of 4th generation computers.

Expert's answer

The difference between the second and fourth generation computer is listed below -

2ng generation computers:

  • In this computer we were using the discrete transistors.
  • We were using logic circuits comprising thermionic valves.
  • It uses lots of power and energy wasted in the heat and it takes lots of space for the data storage.

4th generation computers:

  • In this we were using microprocessors.
  • It have the logic circuit made of LSI integrated circuit.
  • It uses less power and generates less heat.

Advantage of 4th generation computers:

  1. It is much smaller in size and much reliable than other generation computers.
  2. Generally no cooling system is required in most of the cases.

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