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Hardware Basics S6

Hardware Basics; section number 06;08

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RAM Random Access Memory, speed of processing and determines what programs you can use
ROM Read-only memory, stores information permanently and determines how data moves
USB Universal serial bus - a port that small devices can be plugged into
Bit the smallest unit of information. A single binary character
Byte 8 bits. This can represent one character or once piece of information
ASCII A coding system used for typical characters used in writing
Pixel A single point in a display output
Resolution Number of pixels. Defines the clarity of an image
Web cam A digital camera that films or transmits a moving image
Microphone a input device for audio
Touch pad Similar to a mouse, but a fixed area that can be used to move the cursor around the screen. Most often seen on laptops.
Mouse a movable input device that determines the cursor position and can be used for 1-4 commands
Keyboard an input device that is used for characters
Cache a small set of commonly used information stored in order to speed up processing time
Speakers an output device for audio
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