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Introduction to Computers

Nona Lagarto
Faculty Member
Computer Engineering Department
Technological Institute of the Philippines Quezon City

Intended Learning Outcomes

Differentiate among types, sizes, and


functions of computers in each of these
categories: personal computers (desktop),
mobile computers and mobile devices,
game consoles, servers, mainframes,
supercomputers, and embedded
computers
Explain how home users, small
office/home office users, mobile users,
power users, and enterprise users each
interact with computers

Topic Outline

Categories of Computers
Examples of Computer Usage
Advantages and Disadvantages of using
Computers

Categories of Computers

Personal computers
Mobile computers and mobile devices
Game consoles
Servers
Mainframes
Supercomputers
Embedded computers

Categories of Computers

A personal computer is a computer that


can perform all of its input, processing,
output, and storage activities by itself.

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owner)

Categories of Computers

A mobile computer is a personal


computer you can carry from place to place.
Similarly, a mobile device is a computing
device small enough to hold in your hand.

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owner)

Categories of Computers

A game console is a mobile computing


device designed for single-player or multiplayer video games.

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owner)

Categories of Computers

A server controls
access to the
hardware, software,
and other resources
on a network and
provides a centralized
storage area for
programs, data, and
information.
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owner)

Categories of Computers

A mainframe is a
large, expensive,
powerful computer
that can handle
hundreds or thousands
of connected users
simultaneously.
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owner)

Categories of Computers

A supercomputer is the fastest, most


powerful computer and the most
expensive.

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owner)

Categories of Computers

A embedded computer is a specialpurpose computer that functions as a


component in a larger product.

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owner)

Categories of Computers: At a Glance

Examples of Computer Usage

Home user
Small office/home office (SOHO) user
Mobile user
Power user
Enterprise user

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Computers

Advantages
Speed
Reliability
Consistency
Storage
Communications

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Computers

Disadvantages
Health Risks
Violation of Privacy
Public Safety
Impact on Labor Force
Impact on Environment

Reference
Shelly, G. (2012). Discovering computers,
your interactive to the digital world.
Australia: Cengage Learning