The Personal Computer: Technology of Computer

The Personal Computer: Different types of Computer  
Referred to as a PC
•Designed to be used by one individual at a time.
•Used for applications, such as accounting, statistical analysis and graphic design.
•Not suited for complex applications
– that require large storage capacities.
– involve complex mathematical calculations.  

Desktops and Towers 

Desktops – Can be placed on top of desks or tables.
•Towers – The system unit can be placed under the desk.
•All stationary computers are referred to as desktops. 

Laptops and Notebooks  
•Small portable computers
•Modern laptops are often called notebook computers
•Can operate on batteries
•IBM, Apple, Compaq, Dell, Toshiba and Hewlett-Packard are well known manufacturers
Handheld Computers 

•Small portable computers designed to fit in your pocket
•Designed to facilitate everyday functions,
– using a calendar
– maintaining an address book
•Used to maintain notes, task lists and details of appointments 


Tablet PCs 

•A type of notebook computer.
•Has a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen.
•Allows the user to take notes on the screen by using a special pen.
•User’s handwritten content can be edited and shared by using e-mail. 


Handheld Computers
•Small portable computers designed to fit in your pocket
•Designed to facilitate everyday functions,
– using a calendar
– maintaining an address book
•Used to maintain notes, task lists and details of appointments

 
Remember This

•Desktop computers
–Computers that are usually placed on top of desks or tables.
•Handheld computers
–Small portable computers designed to fit in your pocket. They are typically not as powerful as desktops or notebooks.
•Laptop computers
–Small portable computers. 

•Liquid Crystal Displays
–Type of display used for laptop and notebook computers and also in digital watches.
•Personal computer
–Computer designed to be used by one individual at a time.
•Tablet PC
–Type of notebook computer that allows the user to take notes on the screen using a special pen.

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