HardwareAll the various physical parts of the computer system, that you can touch including:
System Unitcontains all the electronic components of the computer: motherboard, etc.
MonitorAre made up of pixels. The greater the number of pixels the better the graphics.
Keyboardthe main way of entering information into a computer system.
Computer Mouse input device - moves the on-screen cursor to different items on the screen.
Processor or Central Processing Unitdoes the electronic processing. It determines how powerful and fast your computer is.
RAM Random Access Memorystores information temporarily while using the computer and loses it when the power is turned off.
Hard Drive ‘C Local Disk’This is the main storage area on your computer; where all programs and data is stored.
Solid State Drive (SSD)Uses flash memory to store data (like a USB). They have much faster read/write speed than hard disk drives.
The main circuit board containing the most vital components of the computer.
Modema device used to connect your computer to the telephone system so you can connect to the Internet.
Mobile Mediumis the name used for the means for storing and transporting your data.
USB Memory Stickused to store and transfer information including data, text, graphics and digital images.
Compact Disk (CD)can hold a large amount of information.
Digital Video Disk (DVD)a type of compact disc able to store large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audio-visual.
USB PortShort for Universal Serial Bus, an external bus standard that supports data transfer rates of 12 Mbps.
Headphone Port A small round connector for accepting the pin-shaped plug from a standard pair of music headphones.
PrinterUsed to produce a hard copy of your work. Ink jet and laser printers are the most common.