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Step 1: Computer Purchase Assignment

Understanding Computer Hardware & Software Explain your understanding of the following: 1. Different types of computer systems: a. desktop : a personal computer that stays in one location b. laptop : a small, portable computer c. tablet : a thin, touch-screen operated computer 2. omponents of a computer system: a. !perating system i. "hat is it# : $ operating system is a collection of software that allows the computer software to function with the computer hardware ii. Different types# : Different types of operating systems are %icrosoft "indows &', "indows 2((, %ac !) &, and "indows * iii. Differences# : Different graphics, certain ones allow multiple users, multiprocessing and multitasking b. +ard dri,e storage i. "hat is it# : $ computers main storage de,ice that stores all the data on the computer ii. Different types# : +ard dri,e and disk dri,e iii. +ow much do - need# : $bout 12( gigabytes i,. "hat if - don.t ha,e enough# : /ou will run out of space on your computer c. 0$% i. "hat is it# : 1random access memory2 the computer.s storage location where information can be stored and found 3uickly from random locations in the computer ii. "hy is it important# : the more 0$% you ha,e in your computer the more efficient your computer will be because it.s not switching in and out of the main memory

Step 1 Computer Purchase Assignment

iii. "hat if - don.t ha,e enough# : /our computer will start to use other places in your computer to store information which can make your computer slow d. 'rocessor i. "hat is it# : 4he hardware within the computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic operations of the computer ii. Different types# : $%D and -ntel iii. Differences# : )peed and price i,. "hat if it is not fast enough# : /our computer won.t process properly e. 'eripheral de,ices i. Examples# : keyboard, mouse, 5oystick, microphone and ,ideo camera ii. "hat are they used for# : 4hey are used to control the computer f. $pplication )oftware i. "hat is it# : $ll the computer software that causes a computer perform useful tasks beyond the running of the computer ii. "hat do - need# : iii. "hy# g. "arranty i. "hat is a warranty# : $ written guarantee, issued to the purchaser of an article by its manufacturer , promising to repair or replace it if necessary within a specified period of time ii. Do - need one# : yes iii. "hy# : -f you damage your computer or it stops working you can use your warranty to get it fixed so that you don.t ha,e to pay to get it repaired

Step 1 Computer Purchase Assignment