Some of the most common forms of mobile computing devices are as given below:
The existence of these classes is expected to be long lasting, and complementary in personal usage, none replacing one the other in all features of convenience.
Other types of mobile computers have been introduced since the 1990s including the:
Many commercial and government field forces deploy a rugged portable computer with their fleet of vehicles. This requires the units to be anchored to the vehicle for driver safety, device security, and ergonomics. Rugged computers are rated for severe vibration associated with large service vehicles and off-road driving and the harsh environmental conditions of constant professional use such as in emergency medical services, fire, and public safety.