ITGS

Types of Computer & Embedded Systems

 
Smartphone

 

PDA
 
Laptop
 


NASA Supercomputer

Knowledge of hardware is fundamental to the ITGS course. Hardware affects both the performance and the way in which IT systems are used.

Computer hardware introduction


Types of computer
You need to know about the types of computer below. Most were covered on the IGCSE ICT course.
Click on the links below and read the articles.
Embedded systems
What are embedded systems? Take a look at embeddedsystem.com

Read this article about embedded systems - http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-22759482


For smaller devices, Pocket marvels: 40 years of handheld computers (ComputerWorld) has an interesting slideshow showing the developments in processing power, storage capacities, screen sizes, and input devices over the past 40 years. 

Assignment:

Use Google Draw to create a graphic that shows the similarities and differences between 3 types of computers or embedded systems