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Can you name the Computer Hardware Components?

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DescriptionHardware Component
A device that converts electrical power to low voltage power used by internal hardware components
An input device that allows a user to input text and characters into the computer
An output device that produces a permanent human-readable text of graphic document
A non-volatile memory data storage that uses magnetic disks to store/save data
An external device that protects the internal hardware components
An input device that digitizes images (like pictures)
A device that MODulates an analog carrier signal to encode digital information, and also DEModulates a signal
A pointing input device that detects two dimensional motion and allows a user to interact with the computer
A device that allows a computer to connect and interact with a network.
An input device which inputs real-time images into the computer
A large rectangular board with integrated circuitry that connects the rest of the parts of the computer
DescriptionHardware Component
Performs most of the calculations which enables a computer to function. The 'brain' of the computer.
A device that uses a laser to read/write information to a disk drive
Permanent data storage
A form of short-term data storage that is erased after the computer is shut off
A cooling device so that other components don't overheat
A processing device that allows the computer to output graphics to video devices (i.e. monitor)
An output device that shows an electronic visual display with textual and graphical information from the computer
An output device that converts electrical signals into sound
A component that can be inserted into an expansion slot on the motherboard to add functionality to the computer
An acoustic sensor that provides input by converting sound into electrical signals
A processing device that allows the computer to output sound to audio devices (i.e. speakers) as well as accept input from microphones

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