Classification of Computers by Technology and Purpose

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What is the distinguishing feature of an analog computer?

Handles continuous values

Define a special purpose computer.

Designed for a specific problem or task

Give an example of a supercomputer.

TIANHE-1

What is the main function of a mainframe computer?

Supporting hundreds or thousands of users simultaneously

What is the distinguishing feature of a microcomputer?

Small and fits on a desk

What is a phablet?

A small pocket sized mobile device that is larger than a smartphone and smaller than a tablet.

Name an advantage of direct entry input devices over keyboard entry input devices.

Automatically capture data, images, or videos without human involvement.

What is the main advantage of LED monitors over other types of monitors?

They generate low heat and consume less power.

How does a laser printer produce a document?

A laser beam draws the document on a selenium-coated drum using electrical charges. The toner adheres to the charged image on the drum and is then transferred onto a piece of paper and fused to the paper with heat and pressure.

What are two factors to consider for CPU compatibility with a motherboard?

Socket support and chipset support.

This quiz covers the classification of computers based on technology and purpose. It includes topics like analog computers, digital computers, and special purpose computers, providing an understanding of how computers are categorized.

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