COMPUTER HARDWARE

COMPUTER HARDWARE
Your PC (Personal Computer) is a system, consisting of many components. Some of those components, like Windows XP, and all your other programs, are software. The stuff you can actually see and touch, and would likely break if you threw it out a fifth-story window, is hardware. Not everybody has exactly the same hardware. But those of you who have a desktop system, like the

example shown in Figure 1, probably have most of the components shown in that same figure. Those of you with notebook computers probably have most of the same components. Only in your case the components are all integrated into a single book-sized portable unit

Personal computer
Personal computer , very commonly known as the pc or the home computer Refers to a micro computer whose price ,size , and capabilities make it suitable for Personal usage . they are normally single micro processor , single user system designed for general –purpose application . They have sufficiently large amount machine that can perform a

number of tasks for us. It can accept and store data process it produces the output

*Monitor *system unit *mouse *keyboard *microphone *speaker
For performing these functions, computer system consist of input devices , a central, processing unit (CPU) and output Devices.

Input Devices
The fore most task of a computer is to accept data . An input device is used to accomplish this task . An input device is used to enter the data and instructions into the computer. Advancement in the computer technology has resulted in a variety of input devices being available in the market .

Key board and mouse are commonly used input devices

the

most

Keyboard

Keyboard is the most popular input device that allow Users to type alphabets , numbers, and also to Control the cursor on the screen.A simple keyboard Layout below:

Standard keyboards Standard keyboards such as the 104-key Windows keyboards include alphabetic characters, punctuation symbols, numbers, and a variety of function keys. The internationally-common 102/105 key

keyboards have a smaller 'left shift' key and an additional key with some more symbols between that and the letter to its right (usually Z or Y)

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