April 16 in history: the fifth the moon landing, the first affordable LCD monitors and world’s first external drive 200GB

April 16, 1972, the spacecraft “Apollo-16” with a team of American astronauts made the fifth landing on the moon. The campaign was commanded by John young, and already on 27 April, the astronauts returned to Earth.
April 16 in history: the fifth the moon landing, the first affordable LCD monitors and world
The moon landing as part of the expedition “Apollo 16”
April 16, 2001, the company introduced the ViewSonic 15-inch LCD monitor cheaper than $ 500 – ViewPanel VE150. Any sverigelotteriet the device: resolution 1024×768 pixels, brightness 210 CD/m2, contrast ratio of 350:1. However, this model has overcome psychologically important mark up prices and made massive LCD monitors. In those days the cost of such equipment was at the level of 700-1000 dollars depending on the model.
Today, for $ 500 you can buy 27-inch monitor based on IPS-matrix with a resolution of WQHD, that is 2560×1440 points.
April 16 in history: the fifth the moon landing, the first affordable LCD monitors and world
ViewSonic ViewPanel VE150
On 16 April 2003 in Japan telephone Corporation NTT has announced plans to eliminate 100 thousand payphones. It is easy to guess that the reason for this step was a huge increase in the popularity of mobile phones.
April 16, 2007, the company TOSHIBA has released the world’s first external hard disk of 200 GB. Thus, the dimensions of the enclosure was only 24x88x142 mm. To the computer the drive was connected using USB 2.0 cable. In 2007, the cost was 230 US dollars.
Today for the same amount you can buy an external hard disk of any 4 TB.
April 16 in history: the fifth the moon landing, the first affordable LCD monitors and world
The first external hard drive from TOSHIBA
16 April 2008 year was presented Willcom D4 WSO16SH – first MID (mobile Internet device) on the processor Intel Atom. The model was based on the model Z520, operating at a speed of 1.33 GHz. The size of the product was 84x188x26 mm and weighs 470 g. the Device is equipped with touch screen resolution 1024×600 pixels and a miniature keyboard.
The essence invented Intel MID concept was to create a compact mini-computer that easily fits in your hands. As a rule, most MID-s was equipped with a QWERTY-keyboard. Performance Intel Atom Z520 was small, so these gadgets worked very slowly. Plus the system was preinstalled with a not entirely successful Windows Vista. However, the MID was a very short life cycle. Popularity they gained, and the appearance on the market of smartphones and tablets and left them in the dustbin of history. However, as we know, Intel continues to promote a line of Atom processors designed for handheld gadgets.
April 16 in history: the fifth the moon landing, the first affordable LCD monitors and world
Willcom D4 WSO16SH

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