Computers and personal computers What are they and what are they for? What types are there + use?

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That's why not knowing what they are and what their multiple uses are, would put us at a disadvantage in any area in which we have to operate, but rest assured here we will talk about computers and personal computers, what they are, what they are for, the types they are and their uses.

What are computers and personal computers What are they for?

A computer or personal computer is a type of microcomputer generally medium in size which, as the name suggests, is for personal use, i.e. to be used by one person only.



It is usually found statically in one place, in the office or workstations or whatever workspace that requires the use of a computer. It can also be used from our home, facilitating those activities of daily life that deserve it.

A computer or personal computer is usually there makes it easier to do more tasks  that this advanced technology of modern computing requires of us. For example, a basic task which is to navigate the world of the Internet, write, study, work, have fun, listen to music, play video games that are now a trend such as Among Us, which you can play on your PC and watch videos, including the others.

Another feature that we can highlight of every computer and personal computer is that its functionality is entirely digital and that these devices have the ability to help us solve virtually all of our needs as users and to troubleshoot them thoroughly on a basic and general level.

How is a computer or a personal computer made up?

Although the ancestors of the computer o commitment computer of first, second and subsequent generations were very different from those we know today, we must accept that the essence of them and their significantly modified parts remain essentially the same.



It is essential to have at least one minimum of general knowledge of how a computer or personal computer is made, knowledge that helps us a lot when we acquire one. Basically, a computer should have the following equipment:

  • Motherboard.
  • Processor.
  • Radiator.
  • RAM.
  • HDD.
  • Power supply.
  • Peripherals.
  • Cabin.

These are the fundamental parts that every self-respecting computer or personal computer must have. It would be nice to have much more advice on the subject by visiting any of the official pages, such as Apple, of these computer equipment or personal computers.

What types of computers and computers are available?

Surely, we must admit, that in our daily life we ​​could not do without our personal electronic devices.

Over the years and in its unstoppable progress, the uses and forms have changed. This usually generates some degree of confusion among its users, since we are all interested in knowing which one suits us best.

We suggest that you consider the six main types that we will show below:

  • The famous Supercomputer, used to quickly process a large amount of information.
  • Mini computers have the ability to process and store large amounts of information, they are not considered personal computers.
  • Mainframes, likewise, are designed to manage large amounts of information and their storage.
  • Computers or personal computers, also called microcomputers, satisfy the term "PC" or " Personal Computer «, Offering its users large storage capacity and ease of use.
  • Desktop computers, the oldest by format but not by model, are the most used and can be found in almost all contexts of life.
  • Laptops, also known as Laptops, with essentially the same capacity and functionality as a desktop computer, but portable in a practical and discreet way.



Another aspect to consider is that these computers and personal computers require careful maintenance to extend their useful life, we invite you to learn more.

We hope this article will be of great help in choosing the personal computer that best suits your preferences and that you can make the most of it.

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