Case that holds and protects the computer components
Any device used to input data into the computer examples: keyboard, mouse, scanner, microphone
Microprocessor or CPU (Central Processing Unit)
Brains of the computer
Random Access Memory - A computer's temporary Memory.
Read Only Memory - A chip on the motherboard that holds specific instructions for the computer's operation - permanent, cannot be changed.
Amy device used to receive output from the computer. Examples: Monitor, printer, speakers, Projector
A device used to record and store data when the computer is turned off (all disks and drives are storage devices).
A storage device that uses optical laser technology to record data.
A rigid, magnetic storage device kept inside the computer to hold programs and data.
A small, portable flash storage device used for storing data. Plugs into USB port.
External Hard Drive
A hard drive that is stored outside of the computer in its own case.
Connects the computer to the monitor.
Connects the speakers and microphone to the computer.
Connects the computer to a computer phone line for computer network purposes.
Network Interface Card NIC
Connects the computer to a network. The card may be internal or external.
Devices connected by cable to the computer (keyboard, printer, camera, etc.)
Keeping your computer hardware in a good state of repair.