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What Is Meant By The Term Laptop Computer?

Aug 18, 2007
In the modern world with all the technology available today, it is very easy to get confused with some of the terms for the technology. Here we are going to look at the products called laptop computers. What is a laptop computer? Laptop computers, also called notebooks or notebook computers, are small mobile computers. These computers only weigh between 2.2 pounds and 18 pounds, with the weight dependent on the size of the device, the materials used, and other manufacturing factors.

A laptop computer is normally powered by one single main battery, or an external AC/DC power adapter can be used to charge the battery and power the laptop while doing this. Many of these computers also use a 3 volt cell battery to run some of the processes, like the clock, if a power failure occurs.

A laptop computer is one type of personal computer. As such, a laptop has the same capabilities as a desktop computer, although laptop computers are normally not as powerful as a traditional desk top computer but the price may be the same or more. Both personal computer types contain similar components, but the ones in the laptop computer are smaller, miniaturized versions that have been optimized for power efficiency and mobile use.

Most laptops utilize a liquid crystal display, and they also use a different memory module for the RAM, or Random Access Memory. These personal computers normally have a built in comfortable keypad. Other options for laptop computers may include a touch pad or track pad, a pointing stick for input, and also a keyboard or mouse that can easily be attached and detached. In addition, most laptops have at least one USB port available for the connection of peripheral devices.

There are great laptop programs available in numerous public and private schools. These programs ensure that every student receives a great laptop computer to use only for school related activities. Most of these computers have the operating system configured so that the student is limited in what can be done or installed on these specific laptops. Most modifications to the operating system or any quality software and hardware installed on the your laptop computer will not be allowed without authorized approval of the system administrator. These personal computers are given out to the students so that they may be utilized to take notes, write school papers, and perform any other school activities that may be needed.
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