ICT Quarter 1 Module 1 Week 1

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The highly calculation-intensive tasks can be effectively performed by means of supercomputers. Quantum physics, mechanics, weather forecasting, molecular theory are best studied by means of supercomputers. Their ability of parallel processing and their well-designed memory hierarchy give the supercomputers, large transaction processing powers.SupercomputersA computer with a microprocessor and its central processing unit it is known as a microcomputer. They do not occupy space as much as mainframes do. When supplemented with a keyboard and a mouse, microcomputers can be called personal computers.MicrocomputersIt is intended to be used on a single location. The spare parts of it are readily available at relatively lower costs. Power consumption is not as critical as that in laptops. They are widely popular for daily use in the workplace and households.Desktop ComputersSimilar in operation to desktops, laptop computers are miniaturized and optimized for mobile use. It runs on a single battery or an external adapter that charges the computer batteries.LaptopThey fall in the category of laptops, but are inexpensive and relatively smaller in size. They had a smaller feature set and lesser capacities in comparison to regular laptops, at the time they came into the market.NetbookIt is a handheld computer and popularly known as a palmtop. It has a touch screen and a memory card for storage of data. They can also be used as portable audio players, web browsers and smart phones. Most of them can access the Internet by means of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi communication.Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)They are mobile computers that are very handy to use. They use the touch screen technology. It comes with an onscreen keyboard or use a stylus or a digital pen. Apple's iPod redefined the class of tablet computers.Tablet ComputersThese computers can be worn on the body and are often used in the study of behavior modeling and human health. Military and health professionals have incorporated wearable computers into their daily routine, as a part of such studies.Wearable ComputersMany of it can do a lot of things a computer can do, such as browsing the internet or playing games. They are often called smartphones.Mobile PhonesMany of it now includes applications (or Applications) that let you access various type of online content. For example, you can view Facebook news feed or watch streaming movies on NetflixSmart TV