What are the Advantages and disadvantages of a minicomputer?


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Lynn Blakeman answered

I have both a "normal" laptop and a mini-computer so I have noticed the advantages and disadvantages which, (at least in my opinion), are as follows:


  • Small and very portable
  • light to carry
  • Fits anywhere
  • Easy to use
  • Surprisingly fast
  • Holds a charge for a long time


  • Can be too small to do certain projects (such as work or homework) on.
  • Generally there is not much storage onboard
  • Some do not have USB ports
  • No cd/dvd disk drive
  • Keyboard can be small for fast typists or those with large fingers.
  • The operating system may not be familiar or may be a cut down version of a "normal" operating system.

It really depends on what you want to do on it. It's certainly worth going into a shop and trying one first so that you can see if it is something you could see yourself using.

Better still, if you have a friend who owns one, ask if they would be willing to let you borrow it for a few days so that you can really tell if it suits your needs.

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ly fen chen answered

It's more convenient than a big one of course, as it's small, so you can bring it with you everywhere, and to be online at any time as you wish, to search and check everything as you need. But the disadvantage: The words are too small that's not easy to read.

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