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Computer Lit 11/7

Topic 6

Personal Computer Computers commonly used by individuals and business organizations
Desktop Computers made up of individual components such as a monitor, a keyboard, a system unit, and a printer. They are not easily portable.
Laptop Portable lightweight personal computers. They are smaller in size as compared to a desktop computer and are designed for travel
Tablet Fully functional portable computers that allow you to write directly on the screen by using your finger or stylus
Handheld Computing devices that are small enough to fit in your hand. You can input data by writing directly on the screen using a stylus or by touch commands.
Smartphone Handheld computers that have telephone capabilities
Memory When a computer with too little RAM is attempting to run several processes it will noticeably more loading time to complete any commands
Processor All user input is processed by the CPU once every cycle. The CPU does everything in its power to preform more than one instruction per cycle. The higher the cycle number, the more often a processor can process.
Video Card A top-of-the-line graphics card will have its own memory and processor built into the card. By having a CPU and memory dedicated solely to graphics, it frees up those components to help the computer run smoothly.
Internet Connection The faster connection you have, the faster pages, and files will load, download and play
Created by: roselinn16