External computer parts are those that connect to the case, often to provide ways to input or output data. Most computers use a keyboard and mouse as external input devices and a monitor as an output device. Speakers, pr... More »

External laptop speakers are stand-alone speakers connected to a laptop computer through a USB port or by a wireless connection to play sound. External speakers increase the volume and quality of sound from laptops, whic... More »

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In general, the term laptop refers to a heavier, more full-featured portable computer while a notebook describes a lighter, more compact device. Laptops may include built-in mechanical and optical drives, while a noteboo... More »

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The four main components of a computer system are input devices, output devices, processing devices and the storage devices used to store data within the computer system. These are the hardware components of a computer s... More »

The functions of input devices include the multiple ways a person can input data into a computer. There are multiple items that are considered to be input devices, such as a keyboard, mouse and microphone. More »

The four primary functions of hardware are to accept input, process data and provide output and storage. Different types of hardware are available to handle each of these jobs, though some hardware can perform more than ... More »

A computer processing device is the part of the computer that receives input, processes the input and gives output. In most computers, the central processing unit is the computer processing device. More »

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