how a computer works

by sam.w


A drive is capable of storing and reading information that is not easily removed like a disk.


a monitor is a video display screen


a cpu is referred to as the brain of the computer


ram is referred to as main memory it is a computer storage location that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations.Short for Read-Only Memory, ROM is a type of "built-in" memory that is used with computers and other electronic devices.

mother board

Alternatively referred to as the mb the motherboard is a printed circuit board that is the foundation of a computer located at the bottom of the computer case.

touch screen

A monitor or other flat surface with a sensitive panel directly on the screen that registers the touch of a finger as an input. Instead of being touch-sensitive, some touch screens use beams across the screen to create a grid that senses the presence of a finger in close proximity.

operating systems

An operating system or OS is a software program that enables the computer to communicate and operate with the computer. Without a computer operating system, a computer and software programs would be useless


Sometimes thought of as SW software is a collection of instructions that enable the user to interact with a computer or have it perform specific tasks for them. Without software, computers would be useless.
How Touchscreen works