Computer Hardware

The term “computer hardware” encompasses the tangible components that together form a computer system. It refers to the physical constituents, such as the monitor, mouse, keyboard, computer data storage, hard disk drive (HDD), system unit (inclusive of graphic cards, sound cards, memory, motherboard, and chips), among others. These are physical objects that can be physically […]

The term “computer hardware” encompasses the tangible components that together form a computer system. It refers to the physical constituents, such as the monitor, mouse, keyboard, computer data storage, hard disk drive (HDD), system unit (inclusive of graphic cards, sound cards, memory, motherboard, and chips), among others. These are physical objects that can be physically touched. In contrast, software comprises instructions that can be stored and executed by hardware.

 

Input and Output Devices

An input device refers to any piece of computer hardware used to transmit data into the computer’s storage for processing. Examples include the keyboard, card reader, mouse, scanner, microphone, joystick, and more.

 

A computer output device is a tool that releases processed data from the computer to either the user or other storage devices. Examples of such devices include monitors, printers, speakers, projectors, and the like.

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