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Unformatted text preview: What are the Essential Parts of a Computer? – Hardware : The physical components of the computer (Motherboard, CPU, RAM, HD, etc.) – Software : The programs that run on the computer (BIOS, operating system, word processor, spread sheet). – The whole is more than its parts The Essential Parts • A‘BlackBox’ • Inputs • Outputs • Software (Programs) Input Something happens in here output What surrounds the ‘Black Box’? • Inputs – Keyboard – Mouse – Internet • WWW • E-mail – Scanner – Digital Camera – Sensors (GPS, RFID, weight, moisture, etc.) *Outputs – Flat screen – Projector – Printer (B&W laser) – Printer (Color Inkjet) – Speakers – Servo devices – Internet ( E-mail) *external memory-hard drive, flash drive...
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- Spring '08
- Personal computer, Input/output, credit card charges, essential parts, digital music systems, flow (stoplights)