My Guide on Hardware - Define, Image, Video, Examples

What is a Hardware?

Computer hardware refers to the physical parts of the computer which we can touch. Internal hardware devices include: motherboards, fans, hard drives, and RAM. External hardware devices include: monitors, keyboards, mice, printers and scanners.

The internal hardware parts of a computer are often referred to as components, while external hardware devices are usually called peripherals. Together, they all fall under the category of computer hardware


Used by programs to perform necessary tasks whilst the computer is on.


The main circuit board of a computer that everything else plugs into.


The part of the computer that executes commands

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Basic Computer Hardware