What is Computer Hardware

‘Friends, many of us use computers for various purposes. Some people play games here, some people work in Excel, some people watch movies online here. Computers like mobiles have become our daily life partner.

Now the question is, many people know how to operate a computer but do not know much about computers, such as a computer is divided into two parts hardware and another software (software) as well as input, output devices, how they work all these different types of information peoples don’t know. So today I will discuss what is hardware or what is hardware in this article.

Two things are needed to run a computer, one is hardware and the other is software. Before talking about hardware, lightly know what software is.

In the 21st century, it is almost impossible for us to live without computers and mobiles, and the main reason for this is the software or apps running on those devices.

So the question here is what is software – software is a collection of many programs, meaning the software is made by many programs.

For example, MS word is made up of many programs. Here you can do writing work. In VLC media, you can watch videos. Here you can’t write any text.

So the main thing is that different software has been created for different tasks, it is a part of the computer that we cannot touch, somehow you can say it is a signal.

On the other hand, the hardware is the physical part of the computer that you can see and touch. CPU, UPS, monitor, Hard Disk, motherboard, sound system, keyboard, mouse, These are all hardware parts we can see they touch.

Here you need to know that hardware is useless without software, just like software needs hardware to run later.

As I said earlier, MS Word is software for writing here, but you can’t write keyboard rhymes here. The main thing is that they are dependent on each other.

What is computer hardware? What does computer hardware mean?

Hardware is the part of a computer that can be touched and seen, which is an assembled object that has weight. E.g. monitor, Hard Disk, motherboard, mouse These have weights that can be held in the hand.

A computer is made up of many components and those components are called hardware. When the computer is made by connecting all these hardware parts, the windows that are installed in it are software.

I mean, frankly, if the hardware is the body of a computer, then the software is its soul.

Let’s see how the hardware works-

The commands you give to the software are not hardware rhymes. This means that whatever you do on the computer from when the computer is on to off, is done by both the hardware and the software.

For example, if you want to watch a video on a computer or watch a movie, you need to play the video through a video player, such as a VLC media player or Kodi player, KM player.

For example, this video player is software, and the monitor on which you watch the video is hardware or the audio that you listen to the headphones/speakers is the hardware part of the hardware that you use the mouse, keyboard.

The main thing is that any work done by these two together on the computer is completed.

How many types of computer hardware and what are they?

I have already said that a computer machine is made after many components are connected together. Now I try to know how many parts are in the hardware of the computer. Usually, the hardware components that are outside are called input devices and output devices. And the important hardware parts inside the computer, which are not visible from the outside, are called “internal hardware components”.

We will learn about these 3 types of computer components below. Here we will talk about both computer and laptop devices as there is no difference between the two, only all the components in a laptop are small and together.

So let’s not know which input device-

Input devices are those hardware components that send data to a computer that you control or are served by.

Keyboards and Mouse are the most commonly used or primary input devices in computers. However, there are many other input devices that are used to send data. Here are some examples:-

Example of input device: –

  • Audio conversion device
  • Barcode reader
  • fingerprint scanner
  • Digital camera and digital camcorder.
  • Gamepad, joystick, paddle, steering wheel, and Microsoft
  • Kinect.
  • Gesture recognition
  • Graphics tablet
  • Light pen
  • Magnetic stripe reader
  • Medical imaging devices
  • Microphone verification).
  • MIDI keyboard
  • Touchpad
  • OMR
  • Paddle
  • Pen or stylus
  • Punch card reader
  • Remote
  • Scanner

So let’s not know which output device-

The output device is called the hardware peripherals that receive the data from the computer. These hardware components are the opposite of the input device which means the input device sends the data to the computer and the output device receives the data from the computer.

Generally, computer monitors and printers are the most usable of the output devices. However, there are many more output devices that are used to receive data. Below are some examples:-

Example of output device: –

  • 3D Printer
  • Braille embosser
  • Braille reader
  • COM (Computer Output Microfilm)
  • Flat-panel
  • GPS
  • Headphones
  • Monitor
  • Plotter
  • Printer (dot matrix printer, inkjet printer, and laser printer)
  • Projector
  • Sound card
  • Speakers
  • SGD (Speech-generating device)
  • TV
  • Video card

Internal computer hardware devices

Internal means any device installed inside the computer, internally or internally, called an internal hardware device. Like a graphics card that has to be installed inside the computer, it is internal hardware. The printer on the other hand which is outside so it is an output device or an external device.

The main hardware part of a computer is the internal hardware components. Here the most important components of the computer are stored, such as CPU, RAM, hard disk.

Internal computer hardware devices:-

  • CPU (control panel unit)
  • Drive (e.g., Blu-ray, CD-ROM, DVD, floppy drive, hard drive, and SSD).
  • Fan (heat sink)
  • Modem
  • Motherboard
  • Network card
  • Power supply
  • RAM
  • Sound card
  • Video card

Our last words: -We have tried to understand how many parts of computer hardware and what those parts are called above. Hopefully, what is your computer hardware? Or an idea about the introduction of computer hardware. If you want to know or understand more, please comment.

By techbuz