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Computer Vocab 1

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Monitor
The screen on your computer
CPU
The BRAIN of the computer. It's formal name is the Central Processing Unit (CPU).
System Unit
Holds the major parts of the computer and helps protect them
RAM
"Random Access Memory."
Every time you open a program, it gets loaded from the hard drive into the RAM. (temporary memory)
Hard Drive
The place where your data is stored on your computer
Keyboard
My name is QWERTY! Used to give commands and enter information into a computer by pushing buttons.
Mouse
Controls the movement of the cursor on your monitor (screen)
Cursor
That "little white pointy thing that moves around on your screen" when you move the mouse!
Hardware
The parts of the computer you can touch (inside and out).
Scanner
"Copies" a document or picture to the computer.
Printer
a machine for printing text or pictures onto paper, especially one linked to a computer.

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