According to the Global Census, forty-four million households, or forty two percent, had at least one member who used the Internet at home in 2000. Today, more family members in the world use computers. Most people are aware of the desktop computers which can be found in the home and in the workplace. What are the different types of computers and what are their purposes? Why are portable computers my favorite? Computers can be classified into three different categories of home computers, portable computers, and business computers including workstations and super computers. The first classification of computers is home computers. Home computers are being used by children, teenagers, and adults. The PC or, personal computer is designed to be used by one person. The term, Mac, is a PC, but most people link computers with Windows software such as Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8. A PC is actually a desktop that is designed to be used in one set location. Many desktop computers are used at home and at work. Various types of software have been designed to meet individual needs of the computer user. The use of home computers or PCs can be for various purposes such as education, work at home, personal communication through the Internet, to gain knowledge about different topics, and even to play games. The second classification of computers is portable computers. This type of classification includes lap tops. Most of the people are using lap tops instead of desktops. These are portable computers that are similar to desktops with many of the same functions. Lap tops have a keyboard, a pointing device or trackball, processor, memory, and hard drive all in a battery. You can use the laptops in different situations such as on an airplane, in front of a television set, or in a motel room. The fact that it is a portable computer designed to use anywhere makes the laptop the favorite to me, and to many people. The last...
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