They’re not as rugged as you might think

Which of these adapter interface types would you most likely find on a laptop computer?

A) PCI Express

B) Mini PCIe

C) MicroExpress

D) MicroBus

E) PCI SpeedBus

F) I need a laptop that refuses to hit the ground

The answer: B) Mini PCIe

The Mini PCI Express is a smaller replacement of the Mini PCI bus type that’s commonly found in laptop computers. The PCI Express Mini cards are too small to fit into normal desktop PCI Express slots, but they are electrically compatible and can be used with a passive adapter to fit into the larger PCIe interfaces.

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