This is a list of the various types of computers and and game systems. This not not a list of case form factors.

Platform Name Description Parent type Does type still exist?
Arcade system Coin operated machine used to play video games. N/A Yes. Highly popular in Japan. Other places, just Gimmicky games or retro games.
Computer General purpose device. N/A Yes
Dedicated console A console designed to play built-in games. Game console Yes. Also exists in handheld variety still
Game console A device designed to play games on a TV set Playing games at home in front of the TV N\A Yes.
Handheld game system Portable game console with a screen Game console Yes.
Pocket computer 1980’s stand-alone portable computer. Computer No. Replaced by Handheld PCs, Smart phones, PDAs, Graphicing
PDA s a mobile device which functions as a personal information manager and has the abiltity to connect to the internet. Computer Superceded by Handheld PCs?
Smarthphone mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a basic phone N/A or Computer? Yes. Popular, but still expensive.
Handheld PC a computer built around a form factor which is smaller than any standard laptop computer. Computer Yes.
Programmable calculators Calculators capable of being programmed much like a computer. Calculator Yes.
Personal computer any general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and original sales price make it useful for individuals, and which is intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. Computer Yes.
Home computers  ? Personal computer No.

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