Hardware and Software

By Owen Payne


The description of Hardware is that of the computer that you can see or touch. So the computer screen would be Hardware as it is in real life and you can physically touch. All the physical components of a computer are classed as the definition of Hardware. If you lose a component of you computer you would have lost a piece of Hardware.


The description of software is the apps or programme that makes your computer work in the way you want it to. So for example for iPads, they run off the IOS system which makes them respond to the instruction you give them. The hardware would not work without the software telling it what to do.