The Computer Hardware

The hardware is the physical components of the computer itself. Basically, they are things you can touch and see in a computer.

They include the electronic components, mechanical arid electro mechanical devices.

The major hardware components are:

(i) Processor — the central processing units (CPU) where data is processed following an ordered sequence of instructions (Program).

(ii) Input/output device — peripherals that help receive data from people and other sources into the computer for processing.

(iii) Storage components — disk drives, semiconductor memory, tape drives and others keep data for later use

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