Chapter 13

Compare and Contrast Common Computing Devices and Their Purposes

In this chapter, we are focusing on CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Objective 2.6: Compare and contrast common computing devices and their purposes, including mobile phones, tablets, laptops, workstations, servers, gaming consoles, and IoT (home appliances, home automation devices, thermostats, security systems, modern cars, IP cameras, streaming media devices, and medical devices).

Foundation Topics

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones, particularly smartphones, are among the most widespread computing devices in common use. Many smartphone users rely on them for email, web browsing, and text/video communication, and might make phone calls only a small amount of the time.

Many smartphones ...

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