Portable devices and peripherals

by Conner hall

Definition of portable devices

A mobile device (also known as a handheld device, handheld computer or simply handheld) is a small, hand-held comput,er device typically having a display screen with touch input and/or a miniature keyboard.

Types of Portable Devices


Portable and compact personal computer with the same capabilities as desktop computer.


A small compact portable computer, Notebook for recording appointments and things to be done, etc., personal computer that can easily be carried by hand.


A small portable computing device, similar to a notebook. However, it has a smaller form factor and comes with more limited features. What differentiates a netbook from a notebook is its physical size and computing power.


Short for personal digital assistant, a handheld device that combines computing, telephone/fax, Internet and networking features. A typical PDA can function as a cellular phone, fax sender, Web browser and personal organizer.

Storage Devices

what is a storage device?

Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computing components and media recording

Magnetic storage

A medium for holding information such as tape and disk. The medium can be erased and reused over and over again.

solid storage device

Solid-state storage can be found in three factors: solid state drives, solid state cards ,solid state modules. An important advantage of solid-state storage is the fact that it contains no mechanical parts

What are peripherals

A peripheral is a device that is connected to a host computer, but not part of it


Graphics Tablets,Cameras,Video Capture Hardware,Trackballs, Barcode reader,Digital camera      Gamepad,Joystick,Keyboard,Microphone,MIDI keyboard,Mouse (pointing device),Scanner,Touchpads,Microphone, Electronic Whiteboard


Monitor,Printers (all types),Plotters,Projector,LCD Projection Panels,Computer Output Microfilm (COM),Speaker(s