A tangent is a "computer". Except, not really. It will contently break, almost never work, and crash with the blue screen of death often. All at the University of Dayton wonder why they are required to use such terrible "things". A tangent is equivalent to a 1995 Gateway computer. It can not run windows Vista, yet it tries anyway. Often problems are windows explorer not working, sound deciding to stay on or off for an undetermined amount of time, dvd drives to not work, shut down not to be an option, screens to randomly shut off, hard drives to out of nowhere not know who you are, keys to break off, buttons not to work and such things.
It is also defined as a paper weight or a large expensive portable DVD player.
1. Hey welcome to UD here is your Tangent.
2. Damn it I still need to go buy a computer for college!
Hey, lets go throw my tangent out the window and collect the insurance money on it!