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

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