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Arithmetic/logic unit (ALU)
Section of central processing unit that performs arithmetic computations and logical operations.
An electronic device that receives data (input), processes data, stores data, and produces a result (output).
Perform specific tasks and can be found in a range of devices such as a digital watch or an MP3 player.
File allocation table (FAT)
A special log on a magnetic storage disk where each track is labeled and given a location.
A hard drive or a tape drive located on a computer other than the user's local system.
Small personal computers that contain the monitor with a built-in keyboard; also called laptop computers.
Random access memory (RAM)
Short term memory located on the motherboard that the computer can read froand write to temporarily.
Used to extend disk space on a server and eliminate the addition of more hard disks or other storage devices.
A general-purpose computer that can support a few users or hundreds of users; variations include file server, database server, and Web server.
Fastest type of computer; used for specialized applications to process enormous amounts of data.
Personal computer similar in size and thickness to a notepad; used with a stylus or digital pen on a touch screen.
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