Computer Hardware

Learn about the parts of a computer

Hard Drive (HDD/SSD)

The hard drive is the part that stores all of your data. Inside it is the hard disk, where all of your files and folders are located. It can hold over 100GB of data.
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Touch Screens

A touchscreen is a display and is also an input device. Some touchscreens need a pen/stylus but most modern touchscreens react to human touch.
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Monitor

The monitor is the computer screen. It allows you to interact with the computer , typically using a mouse and keyboard.
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Optical Drive

Optical drives have lasers that can read data on optical discs. Some common types of optical drives include CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and Blue-ray drives.
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CPU

CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. It is the brain of your computer . It processes everything.
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RAM

RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is made up of small memory chips. Everytime you open a program , it gets loaded from the hard drive into the RAM. Reading data from the RAM is quicker than reading data from the hard drive.
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Motherboards

The motherboard is the main circuit board of the computer and is also known as the mainboard or logic board.
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Input and Output devices

An input device is any device that provides input or data into a computer. Some input devices are a mouse, keyboard and touch screen. An output device is any device that outputs information from a computer. Some output devices are a printer, monitor and a projecter.
Here is a video about the basic parts of a computer. Enjoy!
How To Identify The Components Inside Your Computer