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TYPES OF MICRO COMPUTER

Micro computer is the smallest and the cheapest class of computers built for special purposes, e.g. for use in clocks, cameras etc.  Micro computer contains between ten thousand and two million bytes of internal memory locations, a micro processor and can allow few input/output devices to be attached to it.  Micro computer is often referred to as desktop computer because it can conveniently fit on desktop. Another name for micro computer is PERSONAL COMPUTER (PC).

 

TYPES OF MICRO COMPUTER

  1. Laptop
  2. Palmtop
  3. Notebook
  4. Desktop
  5. Tower etc.

 

EVALUATION

  1. What is microcomputer?
  2. Mention five types of micro computer.

 

REASONS WHY MICRO COMPUTERS ARE WIDELY USED

  1. It is very cheap.
  2. It has a small size.
  3. It is built for special purposes.
  4. It does not require special environment for its use.
  5. Micro computers can be used anywhere.

 

FEATURES OF COMPUTER AS EXCELLENT TOOL FOR DATA PROCESSING

  1. Increased Accuracy
  2. Efficient Storage Facilities.
  3. Fast Access to Information.
  4. Handles Repetitive Tasks
  5. Decision Making Capability

 

CONCLUSION

We have learnt that micro computers are the smallest and cheapest class of computers.  There are various types of micro computers which are laptop, palmtop, notebook, desktop etc.  We have also known why micro computers are widely used and the features of computer that makes it an excellent tool for data processing.

 

GENERAL EVALUATION

  1. List any THREE types of micro computer.
  2. State any TWO reasons why micro computer is widely used.
  3. State five features of a micro computer that makes it an excellent tool for data processing.

 

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. ……….. is the smallest computer in terms of size.

(a) Micro computer   (b) Big computer   (c) Super computer  (d) Mainframe

  1. Which of the following is an example of a micro computer?

(a) Laptop   (b) Tabletop   (c) Knee top   (d) Super

  1. ……….. is another name for micro computer.

(a) Personal computer   (b) Super computer   (c) Desktop    (d) Mini computer

  1. Micro computers can be used anywhere.  (a) True   (b)False
  2. The computers that sit on desks in homes, offices etc. are called …………computers.

(a) desktop   (b) mobile   (c) digital   (d)  Hybrid

 

THEORY

  1. List any FOUR types of micro computer.
  2. State any TWO reasons why micro computer is widely used.
  3. State five features of a micro computer that makes it an excellent tool for data

 

See also

COMPUTER PROCESSING MODES

DATA PROCESSING

WORD PROCESSING PACKAGES

WORD PROCESSING

COMPUTER ETHICS

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