Peripherals Of A Computer & List of Peripherals - Computer Basic Knowledge


Peripherals Of A Computer

A device connects to a computer system to add some functionality. Peripherals are commonly divided into three kinds: input devices, output devices, and storage devices.

Example : Keyboard , Mouse, Monitor 

Main Peripherals Of A Computer

Monitor : 
Monitor is one of the main output device of a computer. Simply it is a screen. It also called Visual Display Unit (VDU).
    Keyboard: 
    Keyboard is one of the main intput device of a computer. It allows a person to enter letters, numbers, and other symbols into a computer.
      Mouse : 
      Mouse is one of the main intput device of a computer. Moving a mouse along a flat surface can move the cursor to different items on the screen. Items can be moved or selected by pressing the mouse buttons (called clicking). Simply mouse is using to access, select, and control different things of the computer screen.

      CD and DVD discs : 
      A flat round storage medium that allows to store data on it. It can read or write  by CD-ROM drives.

      Hard drive / Hard disk :  
      Storage media device

      USB flash drive : 
      It is a portable memory disk that connects to a computer's USB port and allow storing data on it.

      Speakers : 
      A hardware device connected to a computer's sound card that outputs sounds generated by the card.

      Printers : 
      An external hardware device responsible for taking computer data and generating a hard copy of that data.

      Webcams : 
      A hardware device connected to a computer that allow us to capture image or videos in digital format.

      Modems : 
      A hardware device that enables a computer to transmit and receive informations.

      Microphone : 
      A hardware device that converting sound waves into electrical energy. By using microphones we can record sound files.

      Scanners 
      Hardware input device that allows a user to take an image and/or text and convert it into a digital file.

      UPS(Uninterruptible Power Supply) : 
      UPS is a hardware device that used as a backup power source.

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