Types of Computer

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Types of Computer

Computers vary widely in terms of their size and purpose they serve. There are very small computers that can be held on a palm. There are also large computers that take a whole room to occupy. They are used by big organisations, public and private. Organisations use computers for a variety of applications ranging from scientific to commercial in nature. The most widely used computers are called personal computers that typically fit on a desktop.

Computers can be classified on several bases as follows:
1. On the basis of working Principle
2. On the basis of size
3. On the basis of purpose of use

On the basis of working Principle : The computer can be classified into:
• Analog computer
• Digital computer
• Hybrid computer


On the basis of size : The computer can be classified into:
• Super Computer
• Mainframe Computer
• Mini Computer
• Micro Computer
• Workstations

On the basis of purpose of use : The computer can be classified into:
• Special purpose computer
• General purpose computer

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