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computer hardware

A computer that is flat and usually sits on a desk. Desktop PC
A computer that is upright--it looks like someone took a desktop PC and turned it on its side. Tower PC
a specialized, high-resolution screen, similar to a high-quality television. The screen is made up of red, green and blue dots. Monitor
the main input device for most computers. Keyboard
An input device that allows the user to “point and click” or “drag and drop”. Mouse
The main circuit board inside the computer--the big green panel that sits on the bottom of a Desktop PC or along the side of a tower. Mother Board
The chip that performs the majority of calculations and instructions needed to make your computer run. Processor (CPU)
Fast computer chips that temporarily store information while a PC is in use. Memory (RAM)
The main storage area inside your computer (usually called a C: drive). Hard Drive
A 3.5" square holding a flexible magnetic disc that holds information or data. Floppy Disk
A removable disk which can store large amounts of information. Because it is Read-Only, new information cannot be saved to it. CD-ROM
A device that can reproduce almost any sound, including music, speech, and sound effects. A computer must contain a Sound Card in order to produce sounds. Sound Card
Created by: rosemia