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C2 Vocabulary 0314

15 Terms from ch. 2

RAM Temporary memory that is designed to hold new data and is available only while the computer is turned on.
ROM Permanent internal memory inside the system, is inaccessible by the user, and is used to store the instructions that are installed or programmed at the manufacturer.
Bit A binary character, and is the smallest unit of binary information.
Byte Eight bits, can represent one alphabetic or one numeric character of information.
Peripheral devices input, output, and storage devices that; input information, output information into a form that is easily read by the user, or store the information for later use.
Personal digital assistant (PDA) Allows the user to input handwritten notes on a small screen using a special pen or a tiny keyboard.
Tablet computer complete computer system in a slate format.
Scanner An input device that is connected to the computer through a port connection, and that allows the conversion of a printed page of text or graphics to digital format.
Computer monitors the most common output device, they display information on the screen, where it can be edited and sent to the printer.
Resolution Defines the clarity of the image that is seen on the computer screen
Pixel A single colored square on the screen.
USB port Provide an easy, universal way to connect an array of devices and provide faster transfer on information to printers, scanners, digital cameras, storage devices, modems, speakers, and other devices.
USB hub Provides additional ports
Ethernet port Used for high-speed connection to the Internet or another network, such as an intranet, or internal network
Hard disk drive Holds large amounts of information and is significant in the purchasing decision of a new computer system.
Created by: Sulzenc