Updated: 08/02/2020 by Computer Hope
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When referring to technology, the term obsolete describes a computer, hardware, or software that is considered outdated, no longer useful, or no longer manufactured. For example, the 80286 (286) computer is considered obsolete technology.

Examples of obsolete computer hardware

Below are a few hardware examples that are considered obsolete or rarely find use with computers today.

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