Hardware Components

Definition : Every physical part of the computer that can be seen and felt by touch is known as the Hardware components/Devices. They are technically referred as Peripherals of the computer.

These Peripherals can be classified into two major types according to their function.

  • Input Devices and
  • Output Devices

Input Devices : The hardware devices or the components which are used for giving data as commands or input are categorized under Input Devices. Example: Keyboard, mouse, Scanner etc.,

Output Devices : The hardware devices or the components which are used for displaying the output as either hard copy or soft copy are being categorized under Output Devices. Example: Monitor, Printer etc.,

Peripherals of the computer :

The following are the major hardware parts of the computer which are essential for the working of the computer.

  • CPU Cabinet
  • Mother Board
  • Hard Disc
  • CD Drive
  • Floppy Drive
  • RAM
  • SMPS
  • Processor
  • Connecting Cables
  • Bus Cables
  • Monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Speakers
  • Mic
  • Headphone
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • UPS
  • Joy Stick
  • Web Camera
  • Modem
  • Sound Card
  • Graphics Card
  • USB Port
  • Extension Slot
  • Cooler Fan
  • Ethernet Device
  • Blue tooth Device
  • C MOS Battery
  • Resistors
  • Inductors
  • transformer
  • Diode Led
  • Capacitor
  • Fuse
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13 February 2010 at 1:17 PM

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