1.3 Types of information access and storage devices

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  • 1.3 Types of information access and storage devices
    • Handheld devices
      • Smaller devices that can either be held in the hand or worn
      • Examples include smartphones, smartwatches, eBook readers and small tablets
    • Portable devices
      • Can be easily transported
      • Laptops are portable, but have less processing power
    • Fixed devices
      • Not designed to be portable
      • Include desktop computers, Smart TVs, games consoles
    • Shared devices
      • May be accessed by more than one user at a time
      • Eg. Database server provides for other computers
    • Characteristics
      • Processing power
      • Versatility
      • Storage capacity

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