4) Ultra-Mobile PC: Productive on the Go
If you’re a big fan of portability but you absolutely need a powerful workhorse, then you should look into the UMPC (ultra-mobile PC) range. This is relatively new type of computer that bridges the gap between netbook and laptop. UMPC’s are just as powerful as a regular laptop, and just as lightweight and feature such a vast autonomy as netbooks. The one drawback to this type of machine is the hefty price; a really good UMPC can be more expensive than any other type of computer in this list.
5) Tablet: Highly enjoyable and portable
Ah… the tablet: a type of computer we didn’t really knew we had a use for, until they managed to make us fall in love with it. Essentially, a tablet is comparable to a netbook with no keyboard – with all of the user interactions being processed by touchscreen. Extremely slick, feather-light, widely portable and outright a pleasure to use. This kind of machine is by no means suitable for power computing, but it’s really good for reading and browsing the web. In regards to burning DVD’s with a tablet, well your are out of luck and need to rely on using an cloud data backup service if you are wanted to backup and save data files.
6) Smartphone: Not exactly a computer, but…
Just like with tablets, this is a computer type that is not optimal for burning discs. I wanted to list this because I think it relevant for pointing out the different types of computers that we use today. But most people don’t think of smartphones as actual computers, truth of the matter is that most phones of today pack stronger processing power than computers from around half-dozen years ago. With this kind of power and a few key features such as GPS chip and Internet access, a smart phone can be really useful when you load it up with the right apps. If you need something you can use to check your e-mail on the go, do casual web browsing or check your social media channels, this can actually be a great pick.
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