Types of Computer

General Purpose Computers

There are 4 main types of general purpose computers, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. General purpose computers are sometimes bought with a particular purpose ( e.g. do homework) but are often used for a variety of tasks.

  • Desktop Pcs
  • Laptop Pcs
  • Tablets
  • Smartphones

Specialist purpose computers

Specialist purpose computers are usually bought with a specific purpose in mind and their hardware and software is usually limited to performing those particular tasks.

  • Servers
  • Micro-controllers
  • Wearable computers
  • Super-computers
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General Purpose Computers

Desktop
Desktop
laptop
Laptop
Tablet
Tablet
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Smartphone

Specialist  Computers

Server
Server
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Super Computer
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Micro Controller
Wearables
Wearables

Activity

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Homework

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