A small computer based on a microprocessor; in practise, at any given time in the technology of computer development, a microcomputer will be one that is less powerful than a minicomputer.
(Personal Computer)--A small. low cost computer originally designed for individual users. Recently, microcomputers have become powerful tools for many businesses that, when networked together, have replace minicomputers and in some cases mainframes and information tools.
A computer based on a particular microprocessor. The architecture is best suited to a real-time environment because of its interrupt structure. This device is given an assorted number of names; MPU, CPU and Microprocessor to name a few.