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Computer Assignment 2

Computer Assignment 2

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 An output device is any peripheral device that converts machine-readable information into people-readable form such as a monitor, printer,plotter and voice output device.
 An output device is any piece of computer hardware equipment usedto communicate the results of data processing carried out by an informationprocessing system (such as a computer) to the outside world.
 Any device that outputs information from a computer is called, anoutput device. Since most information from a computer is output in either avisual or auditory format, the most common output devices arethe monitor and speakers. These two devices provide instant feedback tothe user's input, such as displaying characters as they are typed or playinga song selected from a play-list.
While monitors and speakers are the most common output devices,there are many others. Some examples include headphones, printers,projectors, lighting control systems, audio recording devices, and roboticmachines. A computer without an output device connected to it is prettyuseless, since the output is what we interact with.
Input device is any device that provides input to a computer. Thereare dozens of possible input devices, but the two most common ones arekeyboard and mouse. Every key you press on the keyboard and everymovement or click you make with the mouse sends a specific input signalto the computer. These commands allow you to open programs, type
2messages, drag objects, and perform many other functions on your computer.
Since the job of a computer is primarily to process input, computersare pretty useless without input devices. Just imagine how much fun youwould have using your computer without a keyboard or mouse. Not verymuch. Therefore, input devices are a vital part of every computer system.
While most computers come with a keyboard and mouse, other inputdevices may also be used to send information to the computer. Someexamples include joysticks, scanners, web-camera and card readers. Allthese devices send information to the computer and therefore arecategorized as input devices.
EXAMPLES - OUTPUT DEVICESMonitor - A monitor is the screen on whichwords, numbers, and graphics can be seem.The monitor is the most common outputdevice.Printer - A printer prints whatever is on themonitor onto paper. Printers can print words,numbers, or pictures.Speaker - A speaker gives you sound outputfrom your computer. Some speakers are builtinto the computer and some are separate.Headphones - Headphones give sound outputfrom the computer. They are similar tospeakers, except they are worn on the ears soonly one person can hear the output at a time.
EXAMPLES - INPUT DEVICESScanner is a input device that allows a user to take an image or text and convert it into adigital file, allowing the computer to read or display the scanned object. A scanner isusually connected to a computer USB port.Keyboard - The keyboard is a way to inputletters or numbers into differentapplications or programs. A keyboard alsohas special keys that help operate thecomputer.Joystick - A joystick is used to move thecursor from place to place, and to click onvarious items in programs. A joystick isused mostly for computer games.Microphone - A microphone is used torecord sound. The sound is then saved asa sound file on the computer.Mouse - The mouse is used to open andclose files, navigate web sites, and click ona lot of commands (to tell the computer what to do) when using differentapplications.

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