computer terms 1-10

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Desktop microcomputer

Small computer made possible by the microprocessor

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Workstation

– a high-end desktop computer with massive computing power which is less expensive than a minicomputer. Workstations are the most powerful of the desktop computers

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Laptop or Notebook

  1. A flat-screen, battery-powered portable computer that you can rest on your lap.
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Supercomputer

A super-fast, super-powerful, and super-expensive computer used for applications that demand maximum power

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Mainframe –

  1. Expensive, room-sized computer, used mostly for large computing jobs. Large expensive computer capable of simultaneously processing data for numerous users.
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Server

  1. a computer especially designed to provide software and other resources to other computers over a network. A computer that has the purpose of supplying its users with data; usually through the use of a LAN.
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Handheld

a portable computer small enough to be tucked into a jacket pocket

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Boot process

  1. Loading the non-ROM part of the operating system into memory
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Input

Information taken in by the computer

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Binary code

- A choice of two values, such as yes and no or zero and one