Computer Hardware

By Billy Blackall

What is computer hardware?

Computer hardware is all the things on the outside of the computer that you can physicaly touch like:

the monitor

  • CPU - central proccesing unit is the hardware in a copmuter system or smartphone which carries out the instructions of a computer program
  • RAM - random access memory, it allows stored data to be accessed in very nearly the same amount of time for any storage location
  • ROM - read only memory,it is a class of storage medium used in computers and other electronic devices
  • Motherboards - a printed circuit that holds all of the key components
  • Inputs & outputs - outputs are the things on the outside of the computer & inputs are the things on the inside of the computer
  • Touchscreens - Touch screens are screens that can be controlled by the touch of a finger