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Computer Terminology – Computer Types

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Types of Computers

   

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Computers come in a variety
of types designed for different purposes, with different capabilities
and costs.

Microcomputers

A microcomputer is a
computer that has a microprocessor chip
(or multiple microprocessors) as its CPU. They are more commonly called personal
computers
because they are designed to be used by one person
at a time. Personal computers are typically used at home, at school,
or at a business. Popular uses for microcomputers include word processing,
surfing the Web, sending and receiving e-mail, spreadsheet calculations,
database management, editing photographs, creating graphics, and playing
music or games.

Personal computers come in two major varieties, desktop
computers and notebook computers:

   

Tablets
and Smartphones

PDAs and Palmtops
Workstations/Servers
Mainframes
Supercomputers
Micros Everywhere!


 

 

Desktop computers are
larger and not meant to be portable. They usually sit in one place on
a desk or table and are plugged into

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