minicomputer

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minicomputer

a medium-scale COMPUTER with sizeable data storage facilities which is often accessible simultaneously from several terminals.

As MICROCOMPUTERS and minicomputers have become more powerful in terms of data-processing speed and data-storage capacity, the distinction between them and MAINFRAME computers has become blurred.

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Because the mini computer is so close to the eye, Google say it is equivalent to viewing a 25ins high definition screen from 8ft away.
Other features include puncture-proof self-inflating tyres, a mini computer that counts calories as the pedals turn, a spokeless, lightweight carbon fibre frame and solar-rechargeable lights, reports The Telegraph.
They are linked to a mini computer which holds up to 750 hours of footage.
Downward pressure on prices had already increased on Tuesday when Apple boss Steve Jobs launched the latest Mac mini computer at a bargain basement pounds 339.
She demonstrated that it could be a camcorder,a stills camera,access the internet and be used as a mini computer. I wondered if it actually made calls.
The loo also measures weight, body fat and sugar levels in urine and gives a read-out on a mini computer attached to the cistern.
Contract awarded for Quotation for suppply, Delivery and installation of 1 mini computer and 1 workstation computer.
AT the opposite end of the PDA scale is Sharp's latest Zaurus - a beast of a mini computer.
Police officers in the US have already been given a microchip and mini computer that will be able to provide a genetic profile in seconds.
Designed to enable poorly children in hospital to administer their own pain relief and share their feelings, Pup is a puppy-shaped cushion linked to a mini computer connected to a syringe at the end of the bed.
Chicago middle-school girls will have the opportunity to explore their tech creativity and receive their own free mini computer from Newark element14 at two upcoming events hosted by Microsoft.
The winning video will also earn its maker a Mac Mini computer.