New Face of Computing
Right from the World’s first general purpose computing device called the ENIAC, computers have become an integral part of our daily lives. Today the applications of computers range from individual and personal entertainment to large scale manufacturing and even automated life care methodologies. Computers have in several senses replaced the need for a human monitoring and control in different and varied life scenarios. They offer more precise decisions and more accurate predictions of actions that humans believe is almost impossible. Today we just cannot imagine the world without computers. Forms of computing have evolved considerably from large and heavy devices that occupy nearly 2 or 3 floors of a building to devices that can be held on our palm.
Today the major avatar of personal computers that is preferred by majority of users globally is none other than portable computers which are more affectionately known by the name of Laptops or Notebooks.
Today laptops are used by everyone in the social ladder from school children to company CEO’s. Their popularity has shot up in the recent years as the price of Notebooks began to drop significantly and now it is a time when we can actually think of buying a Laptop instead of a desktop for the same amount whereas almost 5 years ago such a thought would have never even creeped into our wildest dreams because of the erstwhile huge pricing gap present then.
The top most brands in computing today are from different nations. The key players having presence in almost every major nation in the world include names like HP, Dell, Apple, Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer, Asus and many more to name a few. These brands have the most preference over others because of industry defining standards of perfection and commitment these companies offer along with their computer models and even accessories.
Today we know that a computer alone cannot be considered to be a complete package even if it is a laptop as the need for accessories have fuelled a new revolutionary battle among computer hardware manufacturers in bringing out the most effective hardware accessories along with the computer models that will complement the system in a nice way as expected by buyers who are willing to shell out whatever it takes to catch hold of the best. Various accessories include portable hardisks, speakers, USB storage devices or pen drives, webcam, mic, spare keyboards, joysticks, dedicated graphics hardware and many more.
The next phase of evolution from the era of laptops is of course Netbooks and Tablet PC’s which are today ruling the sales charts across the globe. They are smaller and lighter and hence more convenient than laptops to carry along with you wherever you go. They can offer almost all basic functionalities that a laptop can offer except for more speed and graphics support.
So as time passes on a fast pace we are sure to be treated to a feast when the next generation of computers began to hit stores and we cannot even guess what it is going to be like.
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