Hardware For your computer. Definition First! Hardware is the equipment that processes data to create information. This includes Keyboard Monitor Printer.
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4 basic categories of physical equipment System Unit Output/Input Secondary Storage Communication
#1 System Unit The System Unit is a container that holds a lot of the electrical components that make up the computer systems. Sometimes it is referred to as “the box”. It holds: Microprocessor, hard drive, memory (RAM), CD and DVD drives, floppy drive, modem, power supply, cooling fans and the motherboard.
Input/Output Input devices translate data from humans and put it into a form that computers can read. Mouse Keyboard Output devices translate data from computer form to a form that humans can understand. Using… Monitor Video display screen
Secondary Storage Secondary Storage holds data even after the computer’s electrical supply has been turned off. *floppy disc *hard disc *compact disc
Communication Communication devices allow a computer to communicate with another computer system located nearby or far away. *Modem