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Hardware Vocab

TermDefinition
Computer literacy The knowledge and ablity to use computers and technology efficiently.
Computer An electronic device for stoing and processing data.
data a collection of unprocessed items which can include text, numbers,image and videos.
information conveys meaning and is useful to people
information processing cycle series of input, process, output and storage activities
Hardware electric,ekctronic and mechanical components
input devices-examples any hardware component that allows you to enter data and instruction into a computer. Ex: Webcam,keyboard and mouse
output devices-examples any hardware component that conveys information to one or more people. Ex: printer
storage devices -examples records and/or retrives items to and from storage media Ex: memory card
Hard drive provide greater storage capactiy than USB flash drives.
flash drive a portable storage device that can be transported on a key chain or in a pocket
system unit a case that contains the electronic componets of the computer that are used to process data
processor the electronic component that interprets and carries out the basic instruction that operate the computer
memory consists of electronic componets that store instructions waiting to be executed
motherboard a printed circuit board containing the principal components of a computer or other devices
communication devices a hardware component that enables a computer to send and recieve data,instructions and information to and from one or more computers
modem a combined device for modulation and demodulation
application software a computer software designed to help the user to perform singular or multiple related specific tasks.
system software System software is computer software designed to operate the computer hardware and to provide and maintain a platform for running application software.
personal computers a computer designed for use by one person at a time.
mobile computer Mobile computing is "taking a computer and all necessary files and software out into the field."
tablet pc a writing pad for a computer
digital pen users write or draw by pressing the pen on the screen
game console A video game console is an interactive entertainment computer or modified computer system that produces a video display signal which can be used with a display device to display a video game
server a computer or computer program that manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network.
mainframe computer a large expensive computer that can handle 100 or 1000 connencted user simutaniously
supercomputers fastest and most powerful computer and the most expensive
embedded computer a special purpose computer that functions as a computer in a larger product
Matthew Luu 2nd Period
Created by: MattLuu