Definition: When describing hardware that is portable it means something that is small and lightweight. Laptop computers are portable because they are easy to carry. Other portable devices include PDA's, hand-held computers and TabletPC's.
Software can also be described as portable when it can be run on a variety of computers. The software does not require any particular hardware in order to operate.
Also Known As: mobile devices
Carrying a PDA from appointment to appointment is not a problem as it can fit into a suit pocket, briefcase or purse easily.