They are typically larger than, but strongly resemble, smartphones, using touch technology to navigate rather than a keyboard or a mouse. A laptop is a portable computer, suitable for use while travelling and working on the move. They generally offer the same capabilities as desktop devices, but cost more due to their more compact and complex design. As of 2016, Windows is still the most popular operating system on PC’s, but the exponential growth of Android smartphones has led to the sharp decline of Windows in mobile devices. In 2016, Microsoft released Windows 10 for PC’s, smartphones, and tablets, whilst a specialised version of Windows is used on Microsoft’s Xbox One games console. There are alternative computers to conventional desktop PCs available, such as Apple Macs.
- Also known as e-book readers, any device that displays text on a screen can be described as an e- reader.
- It also includes the