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Computer Basic 1

tower case houses all of the important computer components
CD-ROM Compact Disk - Read Only Memory CD-ROM can only read information from the disk
CD-RW CD-RW allows you to write information to the disk as well as read from it
DVD (Digital Video Disc) DVD looks just like a CD, but it holds much more information
input several ways to get new information into a computer.s
two most common ways keyboard & mouse
keyboard keys for characters (letters, numbers, and punctuation marks) and special commands
touchpad a pressure sensitive pad and press to click
scanner copies a picture or document into the computer
graphics tablet pressure sensitive pad is plugged into the computer
output devices display information in a way that you can you can understand.
monitor looks a lot a like a TV and houses the computer screen allows you to 'see' what you and the computer are doing together
speakers output devices that allow you to hear sound from your computer
printer takes what you see on the computer screen and prints it on paper
inkjet printer uses inks to print (most common printer used with home computers)
laser printers much faster because they use lasers to print (mostly used in businesses)
Created by: nihirpatel