mobile computing when you need to take your data with you or to
collect it in the field portable computer systems are the answer!
computers can range anywhere from an electronic replacement for
your appointment book and small enough to fit in your shirt pocket
to the size of a briefcase with enough power to replace your desktop
page outlines the uses and benefits of each portable computer
type so you can compare and decide which best meets your needs.
Additional pages describe each type in more detail.
are best suited for storing personal information that you
want to have always close at hand such as appointments, to
do lists, address book information, and so forth. Because
this is the type of information they are designed for they
are sometimes referred to as PDA's (personal data assistants).
For more information on
handheld computers click here.
give you all the power of a desktop plus portability. If you
need portability, but don't want to buy two computers you
can use a docking station to easily hook up your notebook
PC to a full size keyboard, a full size monitor, a mouse,
a printer, and other desktop peripherals. To
see current laptop computer models click here.
give you full PC power you can use while you are on the move.
The other portable computers are designed to be easily transported
from place to place and then setup for use. Wearable PC's
let you use the computer while you move about. For
mobile computing information on wearable PC's click here.
Computer Operating Systems
computers are different enough from desktop PC's that they typically
do not use the same operating system software as a desktop model.
The two most popular OS's for the smallest portables are Windows
CE from Microsoft and Palm OS from 3 Com.
tablet and wearable computers generally include all of the basic
components of a desktop PC so they are best utilized by running
the same OS as a desktop model. Some of these portables include
extensions to the OS specifically tailored to the each model's
magazine will help you keep up the latest developments in
mobile computing and wireless products.
You can receive a great discount off news stand prices by ordering
computers - the latest models.