7 Different Types of PCs and What They’re Used For

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When it comes to desktop computers, you have your choice of three main operating systems — Windows, Mac, and Linux — and that means you also have your choice of three main types of PCs: the regular desktop, the all-in-one computer, and the tower PC. Learn more about what each of these PCs is used for and which one might be right for you by reading on!

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With the popularity of smartphones and tablets, you might think that desktop PCs have gone the way of the dinosaur — but that’s not true! Whether you’re looking to save money or just want to get more out of your computer, there are several reasons why you should still be using a desktop PC. In this article, I’ll talk about the different types of computers and what they’re used for so you can decide which is best for you. You’ll also see some recommendations on good desktops under $500 if you’re on a budget!

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Convertibles, Hybrids, and Notebooks

Convertibles are devices that function as both tablets and laptops; they typically have a 360-degree hinge. These devices can be used in laptop mode, tablet mode, or any combination thereof. Convertibles are often 2-in-1s (although not all 2-in-1s are convertibles).

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Hybrids are two different devices that work seamlessly together when combined.