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1. Workstation

1.1. more powerful microprocessor and, in general, a higher-quality monitor

2. Electronic & Digital

2.1. Digital: software

2.2. Electronic: hardware

3. Responds to programation

3.1. store and retrieve large amounts of data

4. Hardware

4.1. CPU

4.2. Memory

4.3. Mass storage device

4.4. Input device

4.5. Output device

5. Personal computer

5.1. A small, single-user computer based on a microprocessor

6. Minicomputer

6.1. A multi-user computer capable of supporting up to hundreds of users simultaneously

7. Mainframe

7.1. A powerful multi-user computer capable of supporting many hundreds or thousands of users

8. Supercomputer

8.1. An extremely fast computer that can perform hundreds of millions of instructions per second

9. Tower model

9.1. The term refers to a computer in which the power supply, motherboard, and mass storage devices are stacked on top of each other in a cabinet

10. Desktop model

10.1. A computer designed to fit comfortably on top of a desk

11. Notebook computer

11.1. Notebook computers typically weigh less than 6 pounds and are small enough to fit easily in a briefcase

12. Laptop computer

12.1. Nowadays, laptop computers are more frequently called notebook computers

13. Hand-held computer

13.1. A portable computer that is small enough to be held in one’s hand

14. Palmtop

14.1. Compared to full-size computers, palmtops are severely limited, but they are practical for certain functions such as phone books and calendars

15. PDA

15.1. A handheld device that combines computing, telephone/fax, and networking features

16. Software

16.1. Instructions

16.2. Data