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List of Computer Parts and Peripherals

Blank Media & Mass Storage
This refers to CD and DVD disc. CD, a compact disc is a flat round storage medium that is read by a laser in a CD-ROM drive. The standard CD is capable of holding 72 minutes of music or 650 MB of data. 80 minute CDs are also commonly used to store data and are capable of containing 700 MB of data.

Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc, DVD or DVD-ROM is a type of disc drive that allows for large amounts of data on one disc, the same size of a standard Compact Disc.

A hardware device that supplies power to a device or appliance and enables that device or appliance to work without a power cord.

Computer Cases/Chassis
This is the housing that helps protect and organize all the components that make up your computer..

CD-ROM drives are CD-Players inside computers that has the capability of playing audio CDs and computer data CDs. DVD-RW Drive is a technology that enables a user to read and write to a DVD+RW or DVD+R disc several times.

Hard drive
Computer's main storage media device, also called a hard disk drive or abbreviated as HD or HDD.

is a term commonly used to describe the memory within a computer.

Memory Stick
Also known as a USB flash drive, is a portable memory disk, a small device (about the size of your index finger) that connects to a computer's USB port and often is capable of storing 512MB, 1GB, or more.

Mice and Keyboards
Keyboard is one of the main input devices used on a computer, a PC's keyboard looks very similar to the keyboards of electric typewriters, with some additional keys. Mouse is an input device that allows an individual to control a mouse pointer in a graphical user interface (GUI). Utilizing a mouse a user has the ability to perform various functions such as opening a program or file and does not require the user to memorize commands, like those used in a text-based environment such as MS-DOS.

a hardware device that enables a computer to transmit and receive information over telephone lines.

Monitor & Display
is a video display screen and the hard shell that holds it. Is use to view or watch over someone or something.

is a printed circuit that is the foundation of a computer and allows the CPU, RAM, and all other computer hardware components to function with each other.

Network Card
Network Interface Card, a NIC, also referred to as a "network adapter", is a printed circuit board containing the necessary hardware used to connect a computer to a network or other computer.

Power Supply
The PS is an internal hardware component used to supply the components within the computer with power. Besides properly supplying power to the computer and all its internal components, the power supply also converts the AC electrical current found in most standard wall sockets throughout the United States into a lower DC voltage that the computer components use.

was first developed by Intel in 1974. Unit. The computer CPU is responsible for handling all instructions and calculation it receives from other hardware components in the computer and software programs running on the computer.

An external hardware device responsible for taking computer data and generating a hard copy of that data. Printers are one of the most used peripherals on computers and are commonly used to print text, images, and/or photos.

Hardware input device that allows a user to take an image and/or text and convert it into a digital file, allowing the computer to read and/or display the scanned object. A scanner is commonly connected to a computer USB, Firewire, Parallel or SCSI port.

Sound Cards
Also known as a sound board or an audio card, a sound card is an expansion card or integrated circuit that provides a computer with the ability to produce sound that can be heard by the user.

A hardware device connected to a computer's sound card that outputs sounds generated by the card.

TV Tuners
A TV tuner card is a computer component that allows television signals to be received by a computer. Most TV tuners also function as video capture cards, allowing them to record television programs onto a hard disk.

UPS(Uninterruptible Power Supply)
Uninterruptible Power Supply, UPS is a hardware device that provides a backup power source in case of a power outage (blackout), brownout, or a surge in power. A UPS provides enough power for the computer or computers to shut down properly or to remain up during a temporary power outage.

Video/Graphic Cards
Also known as a graphics card, video card, video board, or a video controller, a video adapter is an internal circuit board that allows a display device, such as a monitor, to display images from the computer.

Video Projectors
A hardware device that enables an image, such as a computer screen, to be projected onto a flat surface. These devices are commonly used in meetings and presentations as they allow for a large image to be shown so everyone in a room can see.

A camera connected to a computer or server that allows anyone connected to the Internet to view still pictures or motion video of a user.


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