Some computer and chip manufacturers use the term of this to refer to a personal computer processor chip.
this is slightly slower than L1 cache but has a much larger capacity, ranging from 64KB to 16MB.
the amount of time it takes the processor to read data, instructions, and information from memory.
a device that connects to the system unit and is controlled by the processor in the computer.
connects other computers through telephone lines, cable television lines, or other transmission media.
Many desktop computers, traditional notebook computers, and Tablet PCs, have a PC card slot or an Express Card slot, which is a special type of expansion slot that holds a PC card or "This" respectively.
types of usb connectors and ports
Hi-Speed USB, Firewire Ports, Bluetooth Port, SCSI Port, eSATA port, Irda Port, MIDI Port.
also called the front side bus (FSB), is part of the motherboard and connects the processor to main memory.
Can of compressed air, Lint-free antistatic wipes and swabs, screen cleaning solution or 50/50 mix of rubbing alcohol and water, small computer vacuum, antistatic wristband, small screwdriver.
the process of entering any sound into the computer such as speech, music, and sound effects.
also called a PC video camera, is a type of digital video camera that enables a home or small business user to capture video and still images, send e-mail messages with video attachments, add live images to instant messages, boardcast live images over the internet, and make video telephone calls.
a display device that uses gas plasma technology, which sandwiches a layer of gas between two glass plates.
forms characters and graphics on a piece of paper without actually striking the paper.
a high-speed, high-quality nonimpact printer, operating in a manner similar to a copy machine, a laser printer creates images using a laser beam and powdered ink, called toner.
produces printed images when tiny wire pins on a print head mechanism strike an inked ribbon and is part of an impact printers.
audio output device
a component of a computer that produces music, speech, or other sounds, such as beeps.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires any company with 15 or more employees to make reasonable attempts to accommodate the needs of physically challenged workers.
A storage medium (media is the plural), also called this, is the physical material on which a computer keeps data, instructions, and information.
types of secondary storage media
hard disks, solid state drives, memory cards, USB flash drives, ExpressCard modules, optical discs, smart cards, magnetic stripe cards, and microfilm.
Characteristics of this include capacity, platters, read/write heads, cylinders, sectors and tracks, revolutions per minute, transfer rate, and access time.
a duplicate of a file, program, or disk placed on a separate storage medium that you can use in case the original is lost, damaged, or destroyed.
consists of a special-purpose chip and electronic circuits that control the transfer of data, instructions, and information from a disk to and from the system bus and other components in the computer.
Secure Digital Cards
uses Digital cameras, digital video cameras, smart phones, PDAs, photo printers, portable media players.
A device that reads and writes data, instructions, and information stored on memory cards.
To read a DVD-ROM, you need a DVD-ROM drive or DVD player. Most DVD-ROM drives also can read audio CDs, CD-ROMS, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs. A DVD ROM uses one of three storage techniques. The first involves making the disc denser by packing the pits closer together.
Another High density format called "this" (Versatile Multilayer Disc) potentially will contain up to 20 layers, each of a capacity of 5 GB.
a magnetically coated ribbon of plastic capable of storing large amounts of data and information at a low cost.