Types of Computer : Based on Size
The magic machine – Computers, are not only classified w.r.t their functions but are also differentiated by their size.
Primarily they are divided into four main types:
- Super Computer
- Mainframe Computer
- Mini Computer
- Micro Computer
They are focused on performing specific actions and follow heavy extremely intense and critical calculations like weather forecasting, fluid dynamics etc. They are generally used by scientists and are very powerful and expensive. The speed with which they operate is highly blazing.
They are the typical large computing machines which occupied extremely large space, more than the size of the rooms today. They were capable of operating multiple users via single interface and typically operated more than million instructions per second.
They are the intermediate solutions between Mainframe computers and Micro Computers. And they are also known as mid-range computers.
Microcomputers came into picture as computers having single chip micro processors. They are the most common computers being used for domestic / commercial purposes now a days. They also include solutions like Desktop Computers, Game Consoles, Tablet Computers, and Smart Phones etc. They are basically portable and carry very less space.
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