Personal devices and peripherals

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Personal Devices

Desktops

Desktops, are every day computers that can be found in places like offices, homes schools, and many more. Desktops aren't portable, and are stationary.

Laptops

A laptop carries out the same function as a computer, but is designed to be light and portable.

Peripherals

Inputs

A input is a device you can put into your computer to complete a command like typing with a computer

Examples:

Touch screen

Game controller

Mouse

Keyboard

USB

Outputs

A output is a device that comes from your computer, and connects with another device to complete a command

Examples:

Flash drive

speaker

monitor

games controller

printer

Optical storage

An optical storage is date storage, and is a term used in engineering. The data is recorded by making patterns that are read by types of lasers of light, like light laser

Magnetic storage

Magnetic storage is a term used in engineering, which is meaning the storage of data on a magnetized medium