This term is used to refer to a system that is intel-based hardware running Microsoft Windows.
Computers based on Intel Pentium, 80486, or earlier processors in that line (or similar processors from other manufacturers), running Microsoft Windows system software. The term "wintel" has largely replaced the older term "IBM-compatible".
term used to describe any PC platform that consists of an Intel (or compatible) microprocessor, and some version of Microsoft's Windows OS (95, 98, NT). Most often used to differentiate this platform from a Macintosh system or a system running an alternative operating system.