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Hardware Basics 03 k

Define RAM Temporary memory that is designed to hold new DATA and is only available when the computer is turned on.
Define BIT 0 or 1. Smallest unit of binary information.
How many Bits in a BYTE? 8
What does CRT stand for? Cathode Ray Tube. A tool monitors use. Effects price, viewing area and space on a desktop.
How is Monitor size measured? Diagonally from corner to corner
Includes casing around monitor size CRT
Monitor measured inside the casing LRT
What is resolution? Defines clarity of the image that is seen on the computer screen.
What does a printer do? Outputs data after it has been processed in what is call a hard copy.
Define Hard Copy Readable, permanent copy.
What does DPI stand for? Dots per inch.
What are parallel ports? Developed by IBM and used to connect a computer to a printer.
What is an Ethernet port used for? High-speed connection to the internet or another network.
What is a keygaurd? Hard plastic covers with holes for each key.
What does a monitor mount do? Allows the placement of the monitor in the most easily seen position.
Created by: Kmppm7