Types of Computers

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Desktop

Designed to meet the needs of one individual; not easily portable. Runs applications like Microsoft Office, Internet, E-mail, video editing, music and games.

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Laptop

A portable computer that has the ability to run most of the applications that are run on a desktop computer. Runs applications like Microsoft Office, Internet, E-mail, video editing, music and games.

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Netbook

Smaller portable computer that is more lightweight and has less processing power than a laptop. Used to surf the Web, compose e-mails, do "light" office tasks, and play music or videos.

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Tablet

A mini, flat mobile computer that is approximately the size of a sheet of paper and uses a touch-sensitive screen for input and navigation. Used to run "apps," access the Internet and E-mail. Also mobile gaming, calendaring, organization, music and video.

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Mobile Device

A pocket-sized computer device with a touch screen and memory card for data storage. Uses: phone, Internet and E-mail access, music, video, GPS navigation and Web browsing.

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Server

A computer that provides users with access to files and printers on a network. Used by schools, doctor's offices, and small companies.

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Mainframe

Large, powerful computer that carries out different tasks for thousands of people at the same time. Used by utility companies (billing), banks (managing accounts), Airlines (tickets/reservations), and Police (crime detection).

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Supercomputer

The fastest and most expensive computer in the world at the time it is created. Used for weather forecasting, space exploration, scientific research, military and pharmaceuticals/drug testing.

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Wearable computer

Electronic devices that are integrated into watches, belts, glasses, or even clothing

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Embedded computer

A single computer chip that contains all of the elements essential for any computer. Used in everyday items that have a computer chip embedded in them like telephones, microwaves, washing machines, and cars.