Computer hardware is that visible components of the Computer that enable the Computer System to function properly. It is the frame work on which the Computer Software operates. Computer Hardware is made up of various components. For the sake of simplicity we can subdivide it into surface mounted components and those that are detachable.
The Categories of commuter hardware:
- Input Hardware: In computing, an input device is a peripheral (piece of computer hardware equipment) used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system such as a computer or other information Examples of input devices include keyboards, mice, scanners, digital cameras and joysticks.
- Output Hardware: An output device is any piece of computer hardware equipment used to communicate the results of data processing carried out by an information processing system (such as a computer) which converts the electronically generated information into human-readable from.
- Processing Hardware: A processing device is any device in a computer that handles this intermediate stage; responsible for controlling the storage and retrieval of information. Common examples of processing devices include a computer’s motherboard, central processing unit, graphics processing unit, network card, and sound card.
- Storage Hardware: A storage device is any computing hardware that is used for storing, porting and extracting data files and objects. It can hold and store information both temporarily and and can be internal or external to a computer, server or any similar computing device. A storage device may also be known as a storage medium.