Hybrid computer

Updated: 06/30/2020 by Computer Hope

A hybrid computer may refer to any of the following:

HP Envy hybrid computer

1. With a portable or home computer, a hybrid computer is slang for describing a 2-in-1 PC. A 2-in-1 PC comprises a screen and a detachable keyboard, combining the functionality of a laptop computer and a tablet. Pictured is an HP (Hewlett-Packard) Envy hybrid computer, an example of a 2-in-1 PC that utilizes Windows 8.

Hybrid computers have the power of a computer and, when the keyboard is detached, the portability of a tablet. For example, you could work on your hybrid computer throughout the day for work and then detach the screen and use it in bed to browse Facebook and watch YouTube videos.

A popular type of hybrid computer is the Microsoft Surface, with multiple versions available to fit the needs of its users.

2. A hybrid computer is a computing system that combines both digital and analog components. Traditionally, the analog components of the computer handle complex mathematical computations. The digital components handle logical and numerical operations and serve as the system's controller.

Dell thin client

3. A hybrid computer describes a thin client computer that uses a hard drive but also relies on programs run from a server.

4. With a supercomputer, a hybrid computer is a combination of machines capable of processing digital and analog signals. A hybrid computer system offers a cost-effective method to perform complex simulations.

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