Portable Computer

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What Does Portable Computer Mean?

A Portable computer is a computer that comes with a keyboard and display and one which can be easily relocated or transported, although less convenient compared to a notebook.

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They have lower specifications and are not well suited for full-time usage as they are less ergonomic. However, they take less space than desktop computers and come with most features found on a desktop.

Techopedia Explains Portable Computer

Advantages of a portable computer:

  • Compared to other mobile computing device or laptop, portable computer makes use of standard motherboards and also provide plug in slots for add in cards.
  • Portability and flexibility to use is a definite advantage for portable computer over desktop computers.
  • Portable computers use less space than desktop computers and are smaller in size.
  • Compared to a desktop computer, the power consumed is less in case of portable computer and can help in power and cost savings.
  • Compared to desktop computers, immediacy is more pronounced in the case of portable computers.

Disadvantages of a portable computer:

  • They have a lower specification than most desktop systems.
  • They are less ergonomic and are less suited for full-time usage in most of the cases.
  • Expansion is tough and any repair could prove costly.
  • Most of portable computers are not upgradeable.
  • Compared to desktop systems, they are less reliable mostly due to overheating problems and often run slower.
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Margaret jest nagradzaną technical writerką, nauczycielką i wykładowczynią. Jest znana z tego, że potrafi w prostych słowach pzybliżyć złożone pojęcia techniczne słuchaczom ze świata biznesu. Od dwudziestu lat jej definicje pojęć z dziedziny IT są publikowane przez Que w encyklopedii terminów technologicznych, a także cytowane w artykułach ukazujących się w New York Times, w magazynie Time, USA Today, ZDNet, a także w magazynach PC i Discovery. Margaret dołączyła do zespołu Techopedii w roku 2011. Margaret lubi pomagać znaleźć wspólny język specjalistom ze świata biznesu i IT. W swojej pracy, jak sama mówi, buduje mosty między tymi dwiema domenami, w ten…