Advantages and Disadvantages of First Generation Computer

Advantages and Disadvantages of First Generation Computer Advantages and Disadvantages of First Generation Computer Advantages and Disadvantages of First Generation Computer

First Generation (1940-1956)

Advantages

  1. Made use of vacuum tubes which are the only electronic component available during those days.
  2. Use of vacuum tube technology made possible to make electronic digital computer.
  3. These computers could calculate in milliseconds.

Disadvantages

  1. The computers were very larger in size
  2. They consumed a large amount of energy.
  3. They heated very soon due to thousands of vacuum tubes.
  4. They were not very reliable.
  5. Air conditioning is required.
  6. Constant maintenance was required.
  7. Not-portable.
  8. Costly commercial production.
  9. Very slow speed.
  10. Limited programming capabilities.
  11. Used machine language only.
  12. Used punch card for input.
  13. Not versatile and less accurate. 

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