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Definition: Hardware

Computer systems hardware includes all the physical parts or devices that make up a computer system i.e all those pieces you can touch and pick up.

Below is a summary of all the parts of the computer system you need to know about. They are covered in more detail in the following pages.



Computer Hardware Summary

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What you should be able to do!

  1. Explain what Input Devices are and give examples..

  2. Explain the CPU

  3. Explain what Output Devices are and give examples..

  4. Describe the different types of memory used in computers.

  5. Outline the different types of backing storage and be able to compare them .

  6. Recommend particular backing storage device according to given situations.


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