A special section on the computer keyboards which is specifically used for entering the numeric values into the computer is known as a keypad. This section is frequently used by those users who has to perform the numerical actions or operations frequently using a software calculator. Keypads are only available on the desktop computers and not on the laptops, but users can use USB keypads on laptop by connecting it to it using a USB cable.
In other words, keypad is an input device which is used for inserting symbols or digits or alphabets into the computer. It can be purely alphanumeric like on cellular phones or can be purely numeric like digital door lock or a calculator. Also, the keypad is available on the computer keyboardâ€™s upper portion and for entering the data efficiently, it is even available on the right side of the computer keyboard.