Are the Computer, PC, Laptop & Desktop the same?

In short, The computers can be divided into two parts like Laptop computer & Desktop computer. So a Laptop means laptop computer or desktop means desktop computer.

On the other hand, If you say about a personal computer [pc] then it defines that a user can use it personally where it may be a desktop or a laptop. 

What are the main parts of a computer?

At first let you know that there are so many internal and external parts on a computer. It depends on you as to which one you are using. 

If you use Laptop then all the parts are included in one case like All in one type. Again if you use a desktop then there all the parts are separated.

Now let’s see the basic parts of a computer

  1. Monitor
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Monitor / Display

A computer monitor is an output device that displays information in pictorial form. All the information, visuals are displayed here.

  1. Case/ Chassis
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Case / Chassis

It contains all the internal parts like the motherboard, memory, and other components. Normally people say it as a CPU, but it actually a case.

Although all the parts i.e. CPU, Motherboard, Data storage, cables are included here that’s why it is so called CPU in a short.

  1. Motherboard
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It is considered a backbone of a computer. Because it connects all of the parts of a computer together where the integral components are CPU, memory, optical drives, video card, sound card, ports, and expansion cards.

  1. Memory
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Data storage device

It is a device that can store information temporarily or permanently. There are two kinds of memory like RAM [ Random Access Memory ] which stores temporarily & ROM [ Read Only Memory ] which stores permanently.

  1. CPU
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It is a Central Processing Unit of a computer where it is referred to as a processor, microprocessor or central processor.

  1. GPU
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Video card or Graphics card

It’s a Graphics Processing Unit popularly known as Video Card. Basically, it is used to speed up the creation of both 2D and 3D images.

Computer & Computer hardware manufacturer

Look, the computer manufacturer & computer hardware manufacturer are the two different things.

If I mention computer manufacturers or brands, then normally the names that come to mind are Apple, Acer, Asus, Dell, HP (Hewlett Packard), Lenevo, etc. 

On the other hand, for computer hardware manufacturers, there are a lot of companies like Corsair, Cooler Master, Fractal Design, NZXT, Clevo, Gigabyte, ASRock, Asus, Acer, AMD, Intel, Nvidia, Broadcom, A4Tech, etc. who manufacture this hardware.

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What do you mean by hardware?

It includes the physical parts of a computer & It is typically directed by the software to execute any command or instruction.

The main parts of hardware are

  • Case or chassis
  • CPU
  • Motherboard
  • Data storage memory
  • Cooler
  • Video Card [ GPU ]
  • Monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Joysticks
  • Speaker
  • NIC
  • Modem
  • PSU
  • Headphone
  • Sound card
  • Webcam
  • USB flash drive
  • TV tuner card
  • Image scanner

Note: You may see at the front or back case of your computer AMD, Intel, Microsoft, Ubuntu, Radeon sticker, etc. These are not the manufacturer of your computer but the manufacturer of a computer operating system or processor. 

Hope you got a basic idea about the computer, computer manufacturer & computer hardware manufacturer. Besides these, there are specific models, series, serial for all the computers.

Have your any confusion about these to understand? 

Then kindly comment below and let us know.

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