A laptop, also called a notebook computer or just notebook, is a small, portable personal computer with a "clamshell" form factor, having, typically, a thin LCD or LED computer screen mounted on the inside of the upper lid of the "clamshell" and an alphanumeric keyboard on the inside of the lower lid. The "clamshell" is opened up to use the computer. Laptops are folded shut for transportation, and thus are suitable for mobile use. Its name comes from "lap", as it was deemed to be placed for use on a person's lap. Although originally there was a distinction between laptops and notebooks, the former being bigger and heavier than the latter, as of 2014, there is often no longer any difference. Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, in playing games, Internet surfing, for personal multimedia and general home computer use.
The global laptop market is expected to witness steady growth over the forecast period. The growth may be attributed to growing consumer demand coupled with increasing number of public projects especially in developing countries such as India and China. Increasing commercial demand for these devices may favorably impact product demand. In addition, the industry is poised for growth owing to decreasing laptop prices resulting in increasing adoption of these devices. Growing corporate sector and digitization of education in developing economies is also estimated to propel product demand over the next few years. The overall computer vision market is expected to be valued at USD 11.94 Billion in 2018 and is likely to reach USD 17.38 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.80% between 2018 and 2023.