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1. Name the seven different “types” of computers. 2. Name the two most popular operating systems on today’s personal computers. 3. Briefly explain the features/uses of the seven types of computers. 2
Desktop computer Designed so all of the components fit entirely on or under a desk or table. 3
The two most popular personal computers: PC and compatibles use the Windows operating system Apple Macintosh usually uses the Macintosh operating system (Mac OS X) 4
Notebook/laptop computer: Portable, small enough to fit on your lap Usually more expensive than a desktop computer with equal capabilities 5
Netbook: a small notebook computer primarily designed for web browsing and e- mailing. No CD/DVD drive! 6
Tablet/Laptop Microsoft Surface 3 7
Tablet: Apple iPad tablet computer iPad overview iPad overview 8
Smart phone: a mobile phone offering advanced capabilities, often with PC-like functionality (S5 and S4). 9
Portable Media Players Stores music, videos, photos 10
Digital Cameras Stores videos, photos 11
Game Console: a mobile computing device designed for single-player or multiplayer video games. 12
Server: A computer that controls access to network resources and provides centralized storage 13
Mainframe computer: very powerful, expensive computer that supports thousands of connected users. 14
Supercomputer: the fastest, most powerful, most expensive computer. Used for applications requiring complex mathematical calculations. 15
World’s fastest computer 1750 teraflops 16
Embedded Computer: a special-purpose computer that functions as a component in a larger product. 18
1. Personal Computers (desktop) 2. Mobile Computers and Mobile Devices 3. Game Consoles 4. Servers 5. Mainframes 6. Supercomputers 7. Embedded Computers 19
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