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Types Of Computer Hardware – Communication Devices


Communication refers to the process of sharing information, messages, and ideas with other people in a particular time and place. There are many forms of communication and these include verbal communication (which is writing and talking) and nonverbal communication (such as facial expressions,…

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Types Of Computer Hardware – Output Devices(Print – Plotters And Special Purpose Printers)


A plotter is an output device designed to print vector graphics. A plotter is typically used for printing large-format graphs or maps. Unlike printers which print individual dots on the paper, plotters draw continuous lines and this makes…

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Types Of Computer Hardware – Output Devices(Print – Printer)


Devices that produce text and graphics on a physical medium such as paper or transparency film are referred to as print output hardware. These are printers and plotters, which are available in different types. Printers can be classified according…

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Types Of Computer Hardware – Output Devices(Audio)


Audio output refers to voice, music, or any sound produced by the computer. Types of audio output devices used to receive sound from the computer include: Loud Speakers Headphones Headsets Let’s take a look at these audio output…

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Types Of Computer Hardware – Output Devices(Display)

Output refers to information derived from the computer. It is the results of data processing from the Central Processing Unit (CPU) conveyed to the user through hardware output devices. Common output devices include monitors, printers, loudspeakers and plotters….

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Types Of Computer Hardware – Flash Memory Storage System

Flash Memory Cards

Flash memory storage, also known as solid-state storage, is an electronic non-volatile storage medium that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed. Unlike optical and magnetic storage, flash memory devices have no moving parts but instead, data is stored…

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Types Of Computer Hardware – Optical Storage Devices and Media

Optical disc

The optical storage system began with optical discs popularly known as Compact Discs (CD) which were developed in 1990 based on optical laser technology. These were later superseded by the Digital Versatile Disc (DVD), and the Blu-ray Disc (BD)….

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Types Of Computer Hardware – Magnetic Storage Devices and Media

Hard Disk Drive

Magnetic storage system is one of the three main categories of storage technologies in use today. With magnetic storage systems, data is written by read/write heads, which magnetize particles on the surface of the medium to represent the…

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Types Of Computer Hardware – Storage Devices and Media

Storage Devices

Storage in computing refers to holding of information whether the computer is on or off. Storage involves the process of writing data to the storage medium and reading data from the storage medium. Two types of storage in…

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Types Of Computer Hardware – Processing Devices

CPU_Processing device

Processing devices are parts of the computer that are responsible for processing or converting data into meaningful information. There are many processing devices and the most common ones in a computer include the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and…

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