Case that holds and protects componets
Any device used to input data into the computer Examples: keyboard, mouse, scanner, microphone
Microprocesser or CPU
Brains of the computer
Random Access Memory-A computer temporary memory.
Read Only Memory- a chip on the motherboard that hold specific instructions for te computer's operation-permanent, cannot be changed
Any 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 stored 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, prtable flash storage device used for storing data. Plugs into a USB port.
External hard drive
A hard drive that is stored outside of the computer in its own case
Connects the computr to the monitor
Connects the speakers and microphone to the computer
Connects the comouter to a computer phone line for network purposes
Network Interface Card NIC
Connects the computer to a network. Te card may be internal or external
Devices connected by cable to the computer (keyboard, printer, camera, etc.)
Keeping your hardware in a good state of repair