types of computer system

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desktop

typical use 

web-searching , email

running applications in home and office

advantages 

more internal memory

more hard disk space

disadvantages

too heavy to carry about

fixed postions

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laptop

same use a desk top

advantages 

small/lightweight 

can be used anywhere

disadvantages

easlit llost or stolen

no built-in mouse

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netbook

used as a laptop

advantages 

same as laptop

disadvantage

small in size 

limited specification

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embedded

e.g. microwave 

used in domsetic and indusrical appliances 

advantages 

perform one task

main insturctions cannot be altered by user

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smartphone

moblie phone with computer facilicates 

advnatages 

same as laptop 

can be conneced by 3g , 4g and wifi

disadvantages

small size 

have non-standard operating systems 

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mainframe and super computers

large and fast computers used in banks 

advantages 

very fast calculations

can process very large amounts of data quickly 

disadvantage

expensive 

take up alot of room

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