Computing is any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefitting from, or creating algorithmic processes e.g. through computers.

Computing includes designing, developing and building hardware and software systems; processing, structuring, and managing various kinds of information; doing scientific research on and with computers; making computing systems behave intelligently, and creating and using communications and entertainment media. A computer is a machine that manipulates data according to a set of instructions (computer program). The program has an executable form used by the computer to execute the instructions. This program in its human-readable source code form enables programmers to study and develop the algorithm.

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A laptop or a notebook is a portable personal computer with a flip or clamshell form, suitable for mobile use. Although there used to be a distinction between laptops and notebooks (the former were larger and heavier than the latter), there is no longer any difference in practice. Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings including at work, in education, and for personal multimedia. A laptop combines the components and inputs of a desktop computer, including display, speakers, keyboard, and pointing device into a single device. Most modern laptops also have an integrated webcam and a microphone. Donated by Google