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Types of Computers

Computers come in many different forms, shapes and sizes. Those we are all familiar with and use more or less on a daily basis can be divided into the following categories or types:

No matter if running Windows, OS X, Linux or any other operating system, all PCs are designed to be used as stationary computers, that is at a single place. In comparison to their mobile counterparts, PCs offer more power and usability, and lower cost. The majority consist of a computer monitor, mouse, keyboard and case (also referred to as base unit and system unit) but there are also all-in-one versions with the system unit and monitor as a single component.