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Hardware Basics #5

Vocabulary over chapter 2 in Preparing to Use Technology.

What is a Computer System? The computer and other support devices.
Define: RAM Temporary memory that is designed to hold new data and is available only while the computer is turned on.
Compact Disk Options: CD-Rom, CD-R, CD-RW
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
PDA Personal Digital Assistant
OCR Optical Character Recognition
How is monitor size measured? Diagonally from corner to corner.
Monitors use either ___ or ___ technology and the choice between the two affects price. CRT, LCD
Eight bits make a? Byte
Smallest unit of binary information. Bit
What is a Classroom Response System? A clicker
ALU Arithmetic Logic Unit
Equals one million cycles per second Megahertz
ROM Permanent internal memory inside the system
Equals one billion cycles per second Gigahertz
Created by: kab455