A desktop is a type of computer that is designed to be used on a desk or table, rather than being portable. It typically consists of a computer case that houses the motherboard, central processing unit (CPU), memory, storage devices, and other components, as well as a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. The desktop computer is usually more powerful and versatile than a laptop or tablet and is intended for use in a fixed location, such as an office or home. It can be used for a variety of tasks, such as productivity, gaming, content creation, and media consumption. The desktop computer also allows for greater customization and upgradeability than other types of computers, as users can replace or add components as needed to improve performance or expand storage. In recent years, there has been a trend towards smaller form factors, such as all-in-one desktops and mini PCs, which offer a more compact and space-saving design.