P2 - The purpose of different types of computer systems Laptop Tablet Desktop Server SmartphonesGames Console Embedded Adam Richardson Systems
LaptopThe laptop is made forportability so that you canwork and connect to theinternet while away from adesktop. The laptop isgenerally not as powerful as adesktop and some won’t evenhave CD drives so the laptopwouldn’t be suited forsomeone interested in runninggraphic intensive games orsoftware.
TabletThe Tablet computer is usuallylager than a mobile phone andhas an integrated touchscreen. Rather than using akeyboard it often features anon screen touch keyboard.
DesktopThe desktop computer is apersonal computer intendedfor regular use at a singlelocation (I.e. Home, Work,School)
ServerThe Server, is a computerhardware system that runs toserve requests on behalf of theother computers on thenetwork. Servers com indifferent types to do differentjobs (I.e. Database servers,Mail servers, Print servers andWeb servers)
SmartphonesSmartphones have thecombined functions of a PDAand mobile or camera phone.Most modern smartphones arebuilt to include the functionsof GPS, pocket video camerasand portable media players.
Games ConsoleGames Consoles are interactiveentertainment computers thatproduce video display signalsthat can be used with a displaydevice (I.e. TV, Monitor, etc.)
Embedded SystemsEmbedded Systems arecomputer systemsdesigned for specificcontrol functionswithin a larger system.They are used for arange of devices suchas digital watches andMP3 players.