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The keyboard is probably the best-known computer input device. However, there are several other examples of these peripherals, such as mice, touchpads and joysticks. More »

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According to Computer Hope, an input device is any piece of hardware capable of sending data to a computer. The data sent must be used to interact with or control the computer itself. More »

The different categories of computers include laptops, smartphones, tablets, netbooks, mainframes, personal computers and supercomputers. Each type of computer is made for a unique use, and they have varying capabilities... More »

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Before data is processed by a computer, it has to be fed into the computer using a keyboard, mouse or another input device. The central processing unit (CPU) analyzes the raw data and processes it into sensible informati... More »

Some input devices for physically challenged computer users include specialized keyboards, mice that are operated only with a thumb, voice recognition software and tools that provide keyboard and mouse input via blowing ... More »

The chief difference between a laptop and a tablet is that a laptop uses a keyboard and touchpad for input while a tablet relies on a touchscreen. Tablets are usually smaller and more portable than laptops, while laptops... More »

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The main functions of a ROM include storing programs and software instructions in electronic devices as well as performing major input and output tasks. Short for read-only memory, ROM is a type of memory storage system ... More »