Love Computer Hardware! ♥

This Leaflet includes all the facts on Computer Hardware!

by ameera hassan, 8m

What is a Computer Hardware?

A computer hardware is the parts that make a computer work. For example, a DVD drive (where you play/watch your DVDs) is part of a computer hardware.

Examples of Computer Hardware

Examples of Computer Hardware are: Mouse, DVD Drive, Scanner, Printer, Webcam, Bluetooth, Microphone, Headset and many more!
Computer Hardwares are very important because without them, you wouldn't be able to do certain things. For example, if you did not have a webcam, you may not be able to Skype friends or family. If you did not have a mouse, you wouldn't be able to even access the log in icon when you switch on your computer. And so on.


A motherboard (also known as a mainboard, planar board or logic board) is the main circuit of a computer. It is the 'central' part of your computer. All circuits and parts of the computer connect to the motherboard.

What is RAM?!

RAM stands for Random Access Memory. This is the information storage of a computer. It acts like a data storage.


CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. It is the important part of nearly every computer. CPU companies include: INTEL, ELVEES, NTC MODULES, SUN MICROSYSTEMS and more.

Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee was the man who created the WORLD WIDE WEB that we use almost everyday of our lives! He first attended Sheen Mount Primary School in London, then to Emanuel School and finally studied at Queen's College in Oxford University. While studying at Queen's College, he received his First Class Degree in Physics and soon became known as the man who invented the Web.

Alan Turing

Alan Mathison Turing was a British computer scientist. He was born in London on the 23rd June 1912 and died in Wilmslow, Cheshire on the 7th June 1954. He was one of the people who worked on the first ever invented computer! In 1936, Alan Turing invented the first ever 'Turing Machine' and to test if it had worked, he proposed a 'Turing Test'.

The 5 Generations of Computers

1940 - 1956: The first ever computers were used with Vacuum Tubes as wires and circuitry. They were ENORMOUS, taking up pretty much the whole room and cost a fortune to run! The Vacuum Tubes also took up a lot of heat and energy so there were lots of breakdowns...

1956 - 1963: By the end of the 50's, computers were then being run by transistors. Even though they were invented in the late 40's, they were not very much used, however they were a huge improvement over the vacuum tubes and took up less place but still took up lots of heat and energy and cost less!

1964 - 1971: The transistors were now put into silicon chips ad because of this, the speed and efficiency increased immensely! The computers were much smaller and were used with a keyboard and monitor.

1972 - 2010: Intel was invented. The Internet. The World Wide Web. Everything was changing and became more modern. The power increased, networks were created and laptops and mobile phones were invented in just a small period of time.

Present Day (End of 2013/Early 2014 -): Voice recognition, Touch screens and more, computers are becoming more and more advanced, even today.