Microprocessor vs. Microcomputer

Views: 10,214

Main Difference

The main difference between Microprocessor and Microcomputer is that the Microprocessor is a computer processor contained on an integrated-circuit chip and Microcomputer is a small, relatively inexpensive computer.

  • Microprocessor (noun)

    the entire CPU of a computer on a single integrated circuit (chip).

  • Microcomputer (noun)

    A computer designed around a microprocessor, smaller than a minicomputer or a mainframe.

Webster Dictionary
  • Microprocessor (noun)

    integrated circuit semiconductor chip that performs the bulk of the processing and controls the parts of a system;

    "a microprocessor functions as the central processing unit of a microcomputer"

    "a disk drive contains a microprocessor to handle the internal functions of the drive"

  • Microcomputer (noun)

    a small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time

Princeton's WordNet

Microprocessor Illustrations

Microcomputer Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons