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Hardware
by John Anthony

All the elements that go together to make a computer fall into two categories, hardware or software.
This section is about hardware, the physical circuits upon which software runs.

Hardware according to one definition in Webster's dictionary is 'major items of equipment or their components used for a particular purpose'.

All the hardware components that make it up are put together in a way that they can be accessed for relatively easy installation and removal.
  1. PC Case
  2. Motherboard
  3. Power Supply
  4. Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  5. Memory
  6. Digital Video Disk drive (DVD)
  7. Display
  8. Keyboard
  9. Mouse
  10. Audio
  11. Cables & Wires

When this website went live years ago personal computers were available as desk-top models only.

Since then laptops, tablets and smartphones were invented and have come into widespread use. Mobile Computing

They are all built around a computer core each with a different form factor and specialized input and outputs.

Desk-tops are very modular compared to laptops and tablets, which makes it easy for do-it-yourselfers to upgrade components like video cards, drives (hard or solid) and system memory (RAM).


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