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RAM

the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on

ROM

This contains the computers permanent memory. It cannot be changed.

Operating system

Also known as an "OS," this is the software that communicates with computer hardware on the most basic level. Without an operating system, no software programs can run.

IP address

a number that uniquely identifies each computer or device connected to the Internet

hard drive

The primary storage component of a computer which holds all software and data.

processor

(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing

hdmi

compact audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data; it supports high definition video and 8 channels of audio

Browser

a program used to navigate the internet

Windows

An operating system used by the majority of PCs.

peripheral

(computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer

Gigabyte

a unit of information equal to one billion (1,073,741,824) bytes or 1024 megabytes

terabyte

1 trillion bytes

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