IGCSE Computer Science Paper-1: Specimen Questions with Answers 144 - 146 of 164

Question number: 144

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Which hardware device can be used to make a notebook act as the desktop model.

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Image of The Docking Station

Image of the Docking Station

A Docking Station is the hardware device that can be used to make a notebook act as the desktop model.

i) Docking Station allows portable computers to connect with other devices easily.

ii) The laptop computer can be converted into a desktop computer at office or at the home using a Docking Station.

iii) No additional cables are required to directly connect the laptop to the docking station.

Question number: 145

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What is meant by batch processing?

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Batch Processing is defined as the technique of processing data in a large group instead of individually. It helps in conserving system resources. In batch processing several processing jobs are executed one after by a computer without any user interaction. For eg report generation, image processing, data format conversion etc.

Question number: 146

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Give one Benefit and one Drawback of using GPS.

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Global Positioning System is extremely easy to navigate and helps us in reaching our exact destination through its correct turns.

While using GPS on a battery operated device, there may be a battery failure in the GPS functioning.

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