Generally refers to a Windows PC or Mac, but it can refer to any kind of small computer. When the term was first introduced in the late 1970s, it meant a computer with a single microprocessor chip as its CPU, namely, the personal computer. Today, the CPU in every computer is a microprocessor, and the terms "desktop computer," "laptop computer" and "PC" have mostly replaced the word microcomputer.
The Revolution Begins!
In 1977, the same year RadioShack introduced its first microcomputer, the handwriting was on the wall... a "revolution" was beginning.