Definition and Uses of Computer Peripherals and Devices

Definition :: Computer peripherals are the Devices which are connected to the computer but they are not the core computer architecture. Core Computer Architecture mainly consist of Computer Motherboard, cpu, power supply and Computer case or Cabinet or Chassis .You need memory [RAM], Harddisk and various other Peripheral devices so that your computer functions to its potential.

Computer Peripherals in other term can be defined as the devices which can be easily removed and plugged into PC system. Just as mouse you can remove it any time and change it with ease....same for keyboard... But in laptop it is difficult to remove because it is built in case

Printer is a Computer Peripheral Device your PC can function properly without printer but if you take out monitor computer system becomes useless.

In other terms we can say that without Computer peripherals devices PC can work properly say your PC can work without Printer or Webcam but if you unplug cpu from it's socket.Then computer Becomes Useless.

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Types of Computer Peripheral Devices

Input Devices

  • Camera's
  • Keyboard
  • Joystick
  • Barcode Reader
  • Microphone
  • Mouse Pointing Etc

OutPut Devices

  • Monitor's
  • Printer's
  • Plotter's
  • Projector's
  • Speaker's Etc

Storages Devices ::

  • Harddisk
  • Cd / Dvd
  • Pendrive's Etc

Input Devices of Computer System ::

Input Devices:: Of Computer Allows user to send Information ,the most common Examples of Input Devices are Keyboard and Mouse. Input devices always send data to PC for processing. They cannot reproduce The data such as output devices...

Example Of Input Devices ::

Keyboard what are peripherals and devices of Computer

Output Devices of Computer System

Output Devices Of Computer Peripherals receives data from other devices. such as printer ,monitor etc but it cannot send data or reproduce data..
Example Of Output Devices ::

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CRT monitor output Device

Example Of Storage Devices ::
Storage Device as the name says usually store data. There are mainly 2 types of storage devices

  1. Primary Storage Device...(RAM ,ROM)
  2. Secondry Storage Device..(HARDDISK,CD/DVD)

Harddisk computer peripherals and devices List Of Peripheral Devices ::

  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Scanner
  • Printer's
  • Webcam
  • Monitor
  • Joystick
  • Flash Drives
  • Microphone
  • DVD RW
  • Mouse Pad

Note::There are some computer peripherals which are used both as input and output devices

  • External hard drives
  • Media card readers
  • Digital camcorders
  • Digital mixers
  • MIDI equipment

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