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Computer Types

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PDA, Short for personal digital assistant, a handheld device that combines computing, telephone/fax, Internet and networking features
Handheld Computer, A portable computer that is small enough to be held in one's hand.
Tablet PC, Spelled tablet PC, a type of notebook computer that has an LCD screen on which the user can write using a special-purpose pen, or stylus.
Laptop/Notebook, An extremely lightweight personal computer. Notebook computers typically weigh less than 6 pounds and are small enough to fit easily in a briefcase.
Desktop Computer, A computer designed to fit comfortably on top of a desk, typically with the monitor sitting on top of the computer.
Tower Computer, Refers to a computer in which the power supply, motherboard, and mass storage devices are stacked on top of each other in a cabinet.
Workstation, A type of computer used for engineering applications (CAD/CAM), desktop publishing, software development, and other types of applications
Mainframe, A very large and expensive computer capable of supporting hundreds, or even thousands, of users simultaneously.
Super Computer, The fastest type of computer. Supercomputers are very expensive and are employed for specialized applications that require immense amounts of mathematical calculations.
Grid Computing, A form of networking. Unlike conventional networks that focus on communication among devices, grid computing harnesses unused processing cycles of all computers in a network for solving problems too intensive for any stand-alone machine.
Server, A computer or device on a network that manages network resources.
mini computer, a minicomputer is a multiprocessing system capable of supporting from 4 to about 200 users simultaneously.

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Mount Pleasant High School
Providence, RI

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