What is hardware?

Mudassir Ali
Feb 05, 2020 05:39 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 05, 2020 05:40 PM

The concept of hardware resources includes all physical devices and materials used in information processing. Specifically, it includes not only machines, such as computers and other equipment, but also all data media, that is, tangible objects on which data are recorded, from sheets of paper to magnetic or optical disks. Examples of hardware in computer-based information systems are:

•Computer systems, which consist of central processing units containing micro-processors and a variety of interconnected peripheral devices such as printers, scanners, monitors, and so on. Examples are handheld, laptop, tablet, or desktop microcomputer systems, midrange computer systems, and large mainframe computer systems.

•Computer peripherals, which are devices such as a keyboard, electronic mouse, trackball, or stylus for the input of data and commands, a video screen or printer for the output of information, and magnetic or optical disk drives for the storage of data resources.

1. Hardware is a physical part of computer system or electronic device. Hardware, we can touch and feel. Hardware is only one part of a computer system. Hardware can be often categorized in to input, output, and storage or processing components. Devices which are not an integral part of the CPU are known as peripherals. Peripherals are used for input, storage or output. Peripherals devices such as a hard disk, keyboard or printer. Hardware devices examples are monitor, keyboard, CPU and mouse and It also includes all the parts inside the computer such as the hard disk drive, motherboard, video card, and many others.

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