1.8. Principles of Laptops and Portable Devices

Whether you choose to call them laptops, portable devices, or something different is mostly a matter of semantics. This objective tests your knowledge of some of the basic operations of laptops. In many cases, the components are the same as in a desktop computer, and they were discussed already. We'll focus now on those that are different.

1.8.1. Critical Information

A portable computer must provide all the functionality of a desktop counterpart yet be able to withstand travel, run in the absence of AC power, and be much smaller and more compact. When you get right down to it, there is not a great deal of difference between laptop and desktop computers, with the exception that laptops are more ...

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