Learn about different devices
There are lots of different ways to connect to the internet. This section explains more about laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets.
A laptop is a battery or AC-powered portable computer.
A desktop computer usually lives on a desk due to its size, different parts and power requirements. It connects to the internet wirelessly or through a cable called an Ethernet cable.
A tablet is a slim, touch-screen computer that works in a similar way to a smartphone. Tablets are portable, turn on quickly and provide easy access to the internet through either wifi or mobile data.
A smartphone is a mobile phone that has similar functions to a computer. Smartphones can connect to the internet using wifi or mobile data. Wifi is a facility that allows you to connect to the Internet without using wires. Mobile data is what you use to connect to the internet using your phone’s network.