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What is the difference between パソコン vs コンピューター?

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    パソコン is thought to be an abbreviation for パーソナルコンピューター (personal computer). – Faily Feely Oct 9 '16 at 14:58
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Generally, what Faily Feely said in comment is all:

パソコン is thought to be an abbreviation for パーソナルコンピューター (personal computer).

When used as パソコン, I'd imagine a (home) desktop PC.

When used as コンピューター, its meaning is generally the same as English computer, I suppose.

  • This "PC" includes Mac and Linux etc., for those might find it ambiguous. – broccoli forest Oct 16 '16 at 4:52
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パソコン or "PC" is Japanese abbreviation of personal computer. Your notebook and desktop computer are パソコン.

コンピュータ refers to electronic computor in general which ranges from desktop business-use computors to super highspeed computors that perform quadrillion digit culcuration in a second.

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