16 terms

Computer Parts- peripheral devices

Terms and descriptions of computer parts.
STUDY
PLAY
Compact Disk (CD)
STORES DATA
A small, portable, round medium for electronically recording, storing, and playing audio, video, text, and other information in the digital form.
Digital Camera
STORES DATA
Captures photographs/videos as digital files that can be uploaded directly to a computer.
Digital Versatile Disk (DVD)
STORES DATA
A method of storage for digital data that has greater storage capacity than CDs, and stores data files, audio, and video.
Hard Drive
STORES DATA
The main storage component of a computer which holds all software and data.
Headphones
OUTPUT
An output device worn over the ears that allows you to hear sounds produced by the computer.
Keyboard
INPUT
An input device that enters data with letters, numbers, symbols, and special function keys.
Microphone
INPUT
An input device used to record music or voice files.
Monitor
OUTPUT
A device that displays text and graphics generated by a computer. Similar to a television screen.
Mouse
INPUT
A hand-operated electronic device that controls the cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad.
Ports
INPUT
A connection on a computer into which peripheral devices can be plugged; monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers.
Printer
OUTPUT
A device that produces a paper or hard copy of the data/image on your computer.
Random Access Memory (RAM)
STORES DATA
Temporary memory a computer uses to store information while it is processing.
Read Only Memory (ROM)
STORES DATA
Memory that stores information permanently.
Speakers
OUTPUT
An output device that allows you to hear voice, music, and other sounds from your computer.
USB Flash Drive
STORES DATA
A flash memory storage device that plugs into a USB port of a computer or mobile device.
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
PROCESSES DATA
The 'brains' of the computer and processes the data(e.g. software and programs)
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