056 - What is Computer Laptop

A laptop computer or notebook computer is a portable personal computer generally similar of small briefcase that can be easily carried and used in a variety of locations. It contain the same software from personal computer but much smaller hardware components.

A laptop computer, usually called a notebook computer by manufacturers, is a personal computer with a briefcase form factor, that can be easily carried and used in a variety of locations.

Many laptops are designed to have all of the functionality of a desktop computer, which means they can generally run the same software and open the same types of files.

However, some laptops, such as netbooks, sacrifice some functionality in order to be even more portable. 

A laptop has an all-in-one design, with a built-in monitor, keyboard, touchpad, and speakers. This means it is fully functional, even when there are no peripherals attached to it.

A laptop is quicker to set up, and there are fewer cables to get in the way. Some newer laptops even have touchscreens, so you may not even need to use a keyboard or mouse. 

There also is the option of connecting a regular mouse, keyboard, larger monitor and other peripherals. This basically turns your laptop into a desktop computer, with one main difference: You can easily disconnect the peripherals and take the laptop with you wherever you go.

Laptop parts:

Laptop computer have similar hardware with desktop computer but much smaller such as CPU, HSF, RAM, HDD, motherboard, chips, audio card, video card, Optical drive, wifi and ethernet.

• A 15-inch screen is the average size for a laptop, with a screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. 1080p full-HD is now the golden standard for resolution, though. If your laptop has a display of this quality then it should look great.

• A laptop’s keyboard is smaller than a desktop computer’s - keys are closer together, and may also be smaller.

• also called a trackpad is a touch-sensitive pad that lets you control the pointer by making a drawing motion with your finger. Many touchpads now include multi-touch gestures, which allow you to perform specific tasks by making gestures with more than one finger. For example, a pinch gesture is often used to zoom in or zoom out.

• Every laptop has a battery, which allows you to use the laptop when it's not plugged in. Whenever you plug in the laptop, the battery recharges. Another benefit of having a battery is that it can provide backup power to the laptop if the power goes out. The best standard laptops have a battery life of around five to six hours under moderate to heavy usage.

AC adapter
• A laptop usually has a specialized power cable called an AC adapter, which is designed to be used with that specific type of laptop. Some of these cables use magnetic MagSafe connectors that will safely pull out if someone trips over the power cable. This helps to prevent damage to the cable and the laptop.

• Most laptops have the same types of ports desktop computers have such as USB, although they usually have fewer ports to save space. However, some ports may be different, and you may need an adapter in order to use them. For example, the monitor port is often a Mini DisplayPort, which is a smaller version of the normal DisplayPort.  


01: Cost
- Expensive if compared to an equivalent desktop.

02: Portability
- Very portable. Their compact size you can carry it from place to place.

03: Customized
- Can’t be customized. You can only add sticker.

04: Occupied Space
- Less space consumption. Laptops are smart in size and space saving.

05: Life Span
- Short Life span. Vulnerable to damage.

06: Power Usage
- Less power consumption. Laptops have small components inside, means less power is needed to make them work.

07: Assembling
- Laptops need no experience at all to set up, as they are built to be easy to use.  Most Laptops are ready to use.

08: Troubleshooting
- It is very difficult to open a laptop for repairing. High maintenance cost.

09: Parts Replacement
- Sometimes computer manufacturer has to call for replacing a part.

10: Upgrading
- Laptops don’t let you upgrade the components, beyond the hard drive or memory. If you want to upgrade other components, usually require new laptop.

11: Processor
- Laptop come with similar processor models, but they are not as powerful as the desktops.

12: For Gaming
- Laptops are small in size and limited in power, which can limit the graphic capabilities.

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