$MachineType is a string giving the general type of computer on which Mathematica is being run.
$MachineType is intended to reflect general families of hardware rather than specific models.
Typical values are "PC", "Macintosh", "Sun", "DEC" and "SGI".
Computers with the same $MachineType may not be binary compatible.
See The Mathematica Book: Section 2.13.5.
See also: $ProcessorType, $OperatingSystem, $System.
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