Cameras, Webcams & Scanners
Webcam (a shortage from “web camera”) is a digital camera that can be attached to a computer, laptop, etc. via USB or work wirelessly (via Wi-Fi); or it is already inserted into a monitor of some devices.
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Input devices are peripheral or hardware devices that are designed for a user to be able to “communicate” with a computer. With the help of them, a user interacts with the machine sending data to it which can be modified anyhow also via input devices.
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Mobile Phones & Portable Devices
A mobile phone (a hand phone, cell phone, cellular phone) is a portable device for communication that enables to make calls while being somewhere outdoors, for example. The main thing is that mobile phone network covers the territory where you are and your interlocutor is.
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Sound Cards & Media Devices
A sound card, aka an audio adapter, is a separate expansion card installed into a PCI/PCI-e slot on the motherboard, or a piece of hardware already integrated into the PCB.
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Whatever wondrous the latest electronic and computing devices would seem to you, manufacturers are definitely to astonish you with even more innovative masterpieces.
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Laptops & Desktops
Desktop, a laptop’s predecessor, is a personal computer for office or home usage that consists of a processing unit, monitor, keyboard and mouse. Due to its outer dimensions and the method of power supply, it works only at some particular place in contrast to laptops.
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) is nowadays the most wide-spread interface used in a variety of devices. Many PC hardware pieces as well as external peripherals employ that particular plug to connect with desktop/laptop PCs, tablets, workstations, and other machines.
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Connection of various hardware pieces as well as peripherals to the PC is carried out due to ports. Ports are physical docking points, slots on the motherboards or expansion cards (controllers) which ensure communication of the connected equipment with OS by means of a cable.
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Network & Wireless Cards
The world is going wireless faster than one could ever imagine. This is not an exaggeration, since nowadays Internet access points might be found everywhere: inside buildings and outside.
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Monitor is the device for information display that is stored in RAM of a computer; it allows establishing interaction between a user and computer hardware and software. Modern monitors consist of display, power unit, control boards and enclosure.
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Modem (the acronym of “modulator” & “demodulator”) is the hardware device that converts analog signal (changes some characteristics: amplitude, phase or frequency) into digital one (that is understandable to computers) and vice versa mostly with the purpose of the Internet connection.
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A multifunction device/peripheral (MFD) is a truly wondrous invention, widely used in home and corporate offices to fulfill a range of business tasks. In plain words, this is a machine that incorporates the facilities of a printer, a copier, a scanner, and faxing equipment, being housed into a single case.
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Graphic, Video Cards
Video card (or graphic card, graphic board, graphic adapter, video adapter, display card, display adapter) is a hardware device designed for processing graphic images (sometimes, audio files too) so that they can be displayed onscreen.
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A motherboard is undoubtedly the topmost component of any computing system, whether that be a home desktop PC, a workstation or a trendy ultrabook. Physically, it is a printed circuit board (PCB) that accommodates all integral hardware elements which, being interconnected, provide for a smooth functioning of the whole computing environment.
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Mice & Touchpads
A mouse is a pointing device which represents a palm-sized oval with two buttons and a wheel between them on top and a sensor ball below. It is used to operate a cursor, folders and files on a screen.
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Dealing with multiple data frequently requires not only editing but also printing. To fulfill the first mentioned process, we much rely on computing devices (desktop PCs, laptops, PDAs), whereas to get the data on paper, we reckon on printers.
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SCSI & RAID Devices
SCSI, Small Computer System Interface, represents standards for physical connection of computers with peripherals for mutual data sharing. In most cases this interface is used for HDDs (internal and external) and tape drives, although might embrace a wide spectrum of devices.
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Hard Disk Controller
Hard disc controller (HDC) is the integrated part of hard disc drive (HDD) with the help of which central processing unit works on data of different kind that is stored (or just intended to be stored) on the hard disc – it can read, record, delete or modify it in any possible way.
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A keyboard is an input device with the help of which a user brings text data in a computer/laptop for saving or further processing. There are function, control, arrow keys, keyboard and keypad on it.
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Card reader (it is also called Multi-Slots Card Reader/Writer or Memory Card Reader/Writer) is the device for reading and recording digital data on memory cards of different types.
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FireWire (IEEE 1394) Devices
FireWire (IEEE 1394) is a serial bus that provides high-speed data transfer between particular devices. First of all, it is good at working with digital gadgets that record and playback sound and video, such as camcorders.
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CD-ROM drive is a pull-out container in which a compact disc is to be put for reading or/and recording digital information with laser. They can be both external and internal.
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Battery is one of the components in most electronic devices nowadays. It is designed to keep a device working if there isn’t a possibility to get power from electric supply network by a power cord at the moment.
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Everybody knows that Bluetooth is the function of certain devices to connect to other ones in order to transmit some electronic data. Usually, it is images, sounds and documents.
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If you suppose tape drives to be a relic of the past, think twice. In fact, many people give preference to them when it goes about backup and archiving processes. As the name implies, such drives store computing data on a magnetic tape that is usually coated in a cartridge (cassette).
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Hard Disk Drive
Hard disc drive (or hard magnetic disc drive (HMDD), hard drive, in computer slang “winchester”) is one of the most important computer components that is designed to store, save and transfer digital data on the computer/laptop permanently.
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Video cards, aka graphics boards and display adapters, are a kind of dedicated computing devices with their own PCB, processor, memory and cooling. The key component in this adapter is a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) that takes all responsibilities connected with image processing and displaying.
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Network cards, aka network interface cards (NIC) or adapters, are an integral part of hardware base, intended to connect a PC to a home/office computer network via a cable. Its key function is to prepare, send and administrate data within one particular network, allowing multiple users share common data.
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