Computer Hardware


What is this flyer about?

In this flyer I will be talking about computer hardware and the key things inside the computer and what there main function is and why they are there. There will be pictures to show what each item looks like! So read on for a detailed flyer about computer hardware!

What is a hard-drive (HDD/SSD)?

A hard drive is what stores all your data. It is a disk drive used to read from and write to a hard disk. It reads all data. It records all your data and is stored in gigabytes! Hard disks store more data than floppy disks. In personal computers the HDD is the mechanism that controls the postioning, reading and writing of the hard disk which stores the largest amount of data storage in your PC. An SSD is much more better than an ram as it has no moving parts and won't get damaged easily.


Touch screens are everywhere nowadays. They are on most phones, printers, computers (some), apple family. Read below to find out why people are generating a lot of touch screens. Is it easier to use?

Touch Screens are easier to use!

People claim that touch screens are easier to use than keyboards and mouses and it really is true. A touch screen is a display device which allows the user to interact with a computer by touching areas with the screen. And as techonolgy is advancing every year the ipad and Window 8 are both touch screen so its easier to use. Also, phones are touch screens aswell so its much better and easier to use and type messges then old phones like nokia's as they have too many buttons. But, as touch screens are advancing it also eats all your battery away. An iphone can eat all your battery and it lasts for 4-5 hours whereas an nokia for example lasts for 3-4 days- the battery and an Nokia is mainly used for calling people not texting whereas an iphone is used mainly for texting and calling and Facetime and playing games and surfing the web and much more!

Monitors are cool!

Monitors is a device for observing things and it accepts video signals from a computer. It displays information on screen for a person to use. It is easy to locate things and is where you can access information easily. We use it in our everyday life as people use monitors in school, work, home, libary. It is connected to the computer and motherboard so we can see what we type and we can look at things in the monitor, like watch videos, type emails and search the world wide web and much more. It is VERY useful!

Optical Drive is more cooler than monitors!

Optical means seeing for humans so in computer optical drive is referring to lasers that can see and read data on optical disks! That is way much cooler than monitors, they can see the disk and input the laser into the computer monitor for us to see!

CPU is the brains!

The CPU of an computer is really the main part of the computer. It processes everything from easy, simple instructions to difficult functions. CPU stands for central processing unit. Now not all computational systems rely on a CPU but most do. On large machines the CPU requires 1 or more printed circuit boards. On personal computers and small workstations, the CPU is housed in a single chip called a microprocessor. Modern CPUs are a small and square and contain multiple metallic connectors or pins on the underside. The CPU is inserted directly into the CPU socket, pin side down on the motherboard. See picture above for a modern CPU.

RAM is random!

Stands for "random access memory". It is made up of small memory ships that form a memory module. These modules are installed in the motherboards! A random access memory allows people to have access to stored data in a random order/way.

Motherboards are the mother of the computer! They the most important out of the computer.

The motherboard is the main circuit board of your computer and is known as the main board or logic board. If you ever open up your computer you'll see this big piece of silicon, that is the motherboard! So, the motherboard is what makes everything in your computer work properly. Each motherboard has a collection of different sized chips and controllers known as the chipset. When new motherboards are developed they often use new chipsets. This means the new motherboards are more faster and easier. The bad thing is that the old components don't work with the new motherboards.


Input means something that you put into the computer so for example-keyboard and mouse. They are both connected to the computer through usb cables that go into the computer. So, that means output devices are things that give us information from the computer so for example-printer, monitors. They both give information out. Monitors explained above are where information is displayed on the screen and printers print work out that display more information.