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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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To ensure that the fanless panel PC can be integrated into a variety of different locations, it supports panel mount, wall mount, VESA arm and desktop stand.
To ensure that this touch panel PC can be integrated into a variety of different locations, it supports various mounting selections for panel mount, VESA arm and desktop stand.
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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.
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The Logitech[R] Portable Webcam C905 can attach to notebooks or sit on a shelf or desk with the included desktop stand.
The 3M Multi-touch Developer Kit includes the 19-inch wide-aspect ratio (16:10, 1440 x 900 resolution) LCD chassis display, desktop stand, USB and VGA cables, plus access to the password-secure 3M Multi-touch Developer Program site for firmware updates, on-line technical support, and hosted developer forum.
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The system also features various mounting options including wall mount, suspension, VESA arm and desktop stand.
Supports optional wall mount, VESA mount and desktop stand
As a desktop stand, the Futura folds into a wedge shape that offers 5 typing angles that incline the notebook's keyboard for more ergonomically comfortable use than when set flat on a desk.