Types of Computers
Designed to meet the needs of one individual; not easily portable. Runs applications like Microsoft Office, Internet, E-mail, video editing, music and games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A computer that provides users with access to files and printers on a network. Used by schools, doctor's offices, and small companies.
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).
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.
Electronic devices that are integrated into watches, belts, glasses, or even clothing
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.