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What is the reason the 8051 was not used in 8-bit computers?

The 8051 is a Harvard-based microcontroller, but it allows us to connect external memory and simulate von Neumann's architecture. What is the main reason it was not used widely in 1980s home computers?...
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What is the difference between an 8080 and an 8051? [closed]

What are the features of the Intel 8051 architecture that allow it to successfully act as a microcontroller? Hypothetically can the general-purpose 8-bit architecture like Intel 8080 do everything the ...
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