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iPad, dari Microsoft untuk Kejayaan Apple

29 Jan

Fino Yurio Kristo – detikinet

Jakarta – Komputer tablet sejatinya sudah diramalkan Bill Gates bakal sukses sejak sembilan tahun lalu. Namun Microsoft tak pernah menemukan momentumnya hingga akhirnya tersentak oleh iPad yang baru saja dirilis Apple.

Microsoft mungkin langsung tersengat begitu melihat rival utamanya mendapatkan publikasi besar-besaran dan pujian yang meyakini iPad bakal sukses besar di pasaran.

Wajar saja, perusahaan berbasis Redmond,AS, ini termasuk yang pertama memicu perkembangan teknologi komputer tablet. Boleh dibilang, Microsoft turut “berjasa” dalam membuka jalan kelahiran iPad.

Balik ke tahun 2001, Bill Gates bahkan mengutarakan prediksi komputer tablet bakal segera menguasai pasar. Komentar itu muncul terkait agresifnya Microsoft saat itu, ketika tengah menggarap teknologi komputer tablet.

“Komputer tablet adalah PC yang secara virtual tanpa batas dan dalam lima tahun, saya prediksi tabet bakal jadi bentuk PC paling populer yang dijual di Amerika,” ujar Gates kala itu.

Ramalan Gates meleset. Karena lima tahun kemudian, 2006, komputer tablet belum jadi produk komputer primadona. Meski demikian, detikINET kutip dari ComputerWorld, Jumat (29/1/2010), Microsoft masih gigih berinvestasi untuk komputer tablet.

Pada tahun 2003, CNN melaporkan Microsoft menghabiskan dana US$ 400 juta untuk mengembangkan tablet berbasis Windows XP. Microsoft kembali memprediksi, sekitar 500 ribu sampai satu juta unit tablet PC berbasis Windows bakal terjual. Namun kenyataannya, tablet PC tetap tidak populer.

Akar masalahnya ternyata tablet Windows dinilai terlalu mahal. Bahkan di 2003, tablet PC Fujitsu Stylistic dijual seharga US$ 2.200. Tak heran jika tablet PC tak bisa dijangkau konsumen umum. Penggunanya pun kebanyakan kalangan industri.

Tampaknya Apple mengetahui peluang itu dan merilis iPad, tablet dengan harga terjangkau. Microsoft mungkin tersengat dengan iPad meski mereka sudah menyiapkan produk tandingan, HP Slate yang dibuat bersama HP. Hanya saja belum jelas kapan HP Slate bakal dipasarkan.
( fyk / rou )

sumber : detikinet.com

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Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive 500GB

19 Jan

PCW Rating 87
Pros: Good backup software; Very fast; Has USB and FireWire ports
Cons:
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Kodak EasyShare Z980 Digital Camera

19 Jan

PCW Rating 84
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Best Portable Hard Drives

19 Jan

These pocket-size drives are great for backup or for storing your
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Siapa penemu komputer ?

23 Jul

Ada pertanyaan, Siapakah Penemu Komputer?

Komputer adalah alat bantu yang mempermudah kehidupan saat ini,
komputer dapat bekerja 3 x 8 jam, 24 jam sehari. Kebutuhan energi
komputer semakin efesien. Komputer Colossus di tahun 1943, dibuat di
England membutuhkan energi 150 KW berat 30 ton membutuhkan media
1000sq ft. 63 tahun perkembangan teknologi komputer telah membuat
ukurannya semakin ringkas dan efesien.

Kini komputer dapat dijinjing, Laptop dan digenggam PIM, PDA,
Personal Information Manager, Personal Digital Assistant, bahkan
Handphone Entry Level mempunyai operating sistem dan input-output
monitor.

Sistem memory berupa flash disk yang biasa kita gunakan, merupakan
perkembangan teknologi material semikonduktor. Komputer Konrad Zuse
telah menerapkan sistem memory dari lapisan tipis lembaran metal.

Flash disk dapat menampung data 1 Gigabyte bahkan komputer NEC
menggunakan material tanpa drive optical harddisk, flash disk
puluhan Gigabyte untuk komputer yang lebih tahan jatuh, (kalo
dibanting tetap rusak, mas).

metal sheet-> relay -> transistor-> pita magnetik -> IC -> optik ->
semikonduktor -> VLIC -> biotechnology ?

Wa Allahu Alam B.
Wass.Wr.Wb.

A U G I
augispot.blogspot. com

* The first computer was developed by Charles Babbage. It was
called the Differential and Analytical Engine. The programmer for
this computer was Ada Lovelace (first programmer).

* The first working computer (in the modern sense) was invented
by Konrad Zuse. But others had created machines or ideas close to it
before. These were people like Pascal, Leibnitz and Turing.

The first computer, or “modern computer” was invented in World War
II by a German engineer, Konrad Zuse in 1941 called the Z3. More
Info: “I can add some authenticity to this answer. My grandfather
was a rocket scientist on Werner Von Braun’s team during WWII. He
was the technician who actually built the computer described above.
It was an analog computer designed to simulate the guidance system
for the rockets. It was built in secret because the higher-ups had
not given their permission for this project.”

http://wiki. answers.com/ Q/Who_invented_ the_computer

The Z4 Computer and Zuse Apparatebau

For this reason, he compared the advantages and disadvantages of a
memory built using relays to a memory constructed from thin metal
sheets (like the Z1 and Z2). His conclusion was that constructing
the memory from metal sheets was much less expensive than building a
relay memory. It was clear to him that a memory of one thousand 32-
bit words consisting of relays would be too big, because he would
need more than 1000 x 32 = 32,000 relays. His patented mechanical
memory (1936) worked very reliably, and for 1000 words he would not
need more than one cubic meter of space. Konrad Zuse also estimated
the costs of one 32-bit word of his mechanical memory as being 5 RM
(Reichmarks) , which equated to approximately $2.50 US in 1942.

http://www.epemag. com/zuse/ part6a.htm

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4 Feb

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The Highlights of Apple’s New iPods

10 Sep

A hands-on look at some of the distinctive features of the iPod Nano and iPod Touch.

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Palm-Size Nano

Leading up to Apple’s grand unveiling of its refreshed iPod line, the chatter was all about the so-called “phat” iPod Nano. Turns out the “phat” Nano is anything but: Sure, it’s wider than the previous slim Nano stick; but its form is actually svelte, stylish, and lightweight. The new Nano is packed with more capabilities–namely, video playback and casual gaming–than its music-only predecessor. Plus, it carries a rated battery life of 24 hours for audio, and 5 hours for video; that’s about enough to get you through the first two installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

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