A slot is a rectangular opening in a computer that accepts disk drives and other devices. It is also called an expansion slot and is commonly located on the back or front of a computer. When a computer is upgraded, it may have several different slots or bays. Unlike a conventional hard drive, a slot can accept more than one type of device at the same time. For example, a disk drive may be installed in more than one place.
A slot was created to make it easier to replace a computer processor. The first slot, or “slot-buster”, was introduced in 1997 by the Intel Corporation. In 1999, AMD released a smaller slot (Slot A). In 2001, Intel released a larger slot, called a Pentium II processor. However, these types of computers are not anymore available and sockets are now used instead. Sockets are a more flexible way to add a new chip to your PC.
When it comes to laptop computers, slots are the most popular option. The most common type of computer motherboards come with two or four slots. A third slot is a USB-style connector. A USB-A port is also a type of slot. A micro-USB port is a type of port that connects your computer to the internet. This port allows you to plug in a USB-A or micro-USB-type device to make it faster and more convenient.