Understanding Personal Computer
A small, relatively inexpensive computer
designed for an individual user. In price,
personal computers range anywhere from a
few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars.
All are based on the microprocessor technology
that allows manufacturers to put an entire CPU
on one chip. Businesses use personal computers
for word processing, accounting, desktop publishing,
and for running spreadsheet and database management
applications. At home, the most popular use for
personal computers is for playing games.
A microcomputer designed for individual
utilization, as by a person in an office or at home
or school, for such applications as word
processing, data management, financial
analysis, or computer games.
A computer constructed around a microprocessor
for use by an individual, as in an office or
at home or school.
A small digital computer based on a microprocessor
and designed to be utilized by one person at a time
A computer built around a microprocessor for
use by an individual. Personal computers have
their own operating systems, software, and
peripherals, and can generally be connected to networks.
A computer typically used in the home, office,
or school. Also a generic term for a PC Microsoft®