Types of Portable Computers


A device that serves either as a desktop replacement or a portable gaming rig.
Characteristics: Large screen, full QWERTY keyboard, good system.


A small and lightweight device meant for the internet and the cloud, for people on the go.
Characteristics: Small size, lightweight, long battery life


It is usually sleek and light, but bulkier than a netbook. Used for documents and presentations.
Characteristics: Sleek and lightweight, large screen.


Has a range of connectivity options, a hybrid between a smartphone and a notebook.
Characteristics: Connectivity options, lightweight, long battery life


A Tablet is like a digital slate, with a full touchscreen surface, and no keyboard.
Characteristics: Is basically a large touchscreen


Stands for Ultra Mobile PC, a tablet with a sliding keyboard, speakers or other peripherals. Characteristics: Lack of a folding screen, low processing power.

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  1. Where are the ultra portables? They are basically laptops with long battery life, rivaling that of the netbooks (depending on how you use it, of course).

  2. That can be counted under UMPC !

  3. Not really. They don't have low processing power, are not tablets and don't have sliding keyboards?

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