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Computer_Hardware

TermDefinition
Desktop PC A flat computer that is usually put atop a desk.
Tower PC An upright computer.
Processor (CPU) The chip that performs most of the calculations and instructions required for your computer to run.
CD-ROM Removable disk that's able to store large amounts of information. New information can not be stored onto it, because it is read-only.
Sound Card Device that can reproduce numerous different sounds, and is needed for a computer to be able to produce sound.
Modem Device that can translate data from your PC into a form that can be sent to other computers over regular phone lines. Also the device that most computers use to connect to the internet.
Mouse Input device that enables the user to point, click, drop and drag. Some features include clicking and strolling.
Keyboard Main input device for majority of computers. Enables the user to insert text (letters, numbers, etc..) into the computer.
Monitor A specialized high-resolution screen. It's made up of red, green, and blue dots, which change brightness as the video card sends signals to the monitor several times per second.
Mother Board Main circuit board inside a computer. All the main parts of the computer plug into the motherboard in order to share data.
Hard Drive Main storage area inside a computer, also known as a C: Drive.
Floppy Disk A square card that holds information. Usually requires a Floppy Drive to be read.
Floppy Drive Portable device required to read a floppy disk.
Speakers Input device that allows sounds to be played aloud from the computer. Eg; music.
Power Button Allows you to turn the computer on and off.