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desktop computer

A single-user computer. It typically refers to a Windows PC or Mac, but may also refer to a Linux PC. Also called a "client computer" or "client" or simply a "desktop."

Contrast With Server and Mobile Device
Although the term implies stationary use in contrast with a portable laptop computer, the term is often used to refer to users' computers in general, both desktop and laptop, in contrast to a network server or mobile device. See desktop PC and desktop application.
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The first, a desktop stand is ideal for use at home or the office.
The Zhip also has an extendable arm and can be configured to be the perfect desktop stand for any mobile device.
Multi mounting: panel mount, VESA mount, optional desktop stand and wall mount kit
LifeCam Show has a unique attachment system that includes a laptop clip, desktop stand and two attachment disks allowing the webcam to easily attach to and detach from any computer.
Supports desktop stand, VESA ARM and wall mount for flexibility in installation options
0MP sensor and three attachment options -- a laptop clip, a desktop stand and an attachment disc -- LifeCam Show provides the ultimate in mobility and customization, while also delivering top-of-the-line audio and video.
The kit includes USB studio condenser mic designed to pick up sound from bothdirections, which is perfect for any interviews or singing round your room, a shockmount desktop stand and cakewalk sonar LE software that is neatly stored in this flight case, www.
Bundled with the unit is a removable desktop stand which can be removed to reveal industry standard VESA mounts for easy installation into other fixtures and locations.
8220;To accommodate different types of settings, the system can be installed using a desktop stand, VESA ARM, rack or wall mounting.
The headset stays connected to the phone while recharging on the desktop stand, so users are always ready to take the next call.
5” SATA HDD and mSATA (or CFastTM) for storage capacity; various mounting options, panel mount, wall mount, VESA arm and desktop stand (optional) and rich I/O interfaces with four BIOS configurable RS-232/422/485 combo COM ports, two USB3.