Computer

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Computer
Developer numerous
Publisher numerous
Systems numerous, see computers and consoles
Released 1832-present
Added to Museum numerous, see computers and consoles

A computer is a device that is primarily used for productivity, as opposed to playing video games, as with video game consoles and arcade games.

Desktop computers owned by WEC Museum

A desktop computer is designed to be used at or near a desk due to its power requirements as well as the lack of a dedicated computer monitor or television screen.

Laptop computers owned by WEC Museum

A laptop computer, laptop, or notebook is a mobile computer that is designed to be used on a person's lap due to it's small size and form factor. It has a clamshell design with a thin LCD or LED computer screen on the top lid, and an alphanumeric keyboard on the lower lid.

Tablet computers owned by WEC Museum

A tablet computer, or tablet is a mobile computer that has a form factor that resembles a writing tablet. It has a touchscreen, which acts as its display and as its method of input.