Know About Computer Hardware

Computer hardware refers to the physical components that make up a computer system. There are many different kinds of hardware that can be installed inside, and connected to the outside, of a computer. Computer hardware may sometimes be seen abbreviated as computer hw.

List of Computer Hardware:

Here are some common individual computer parts that you’ll often find inside a modern computer. These parts are almost always found inside the computer’s case, so you won’t see them unless you open the computer:

  • Motherboard
  • Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  • Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • Power Supply
  • Video Card
  • Hard Drive (HDD)
  • Solid-State Drive (SSD)
  • Optical Drive (e.g., BD/DVD/CD drive)
  • Card Reader (SD/SDHC, CF, etc.)
PC Hardware

Here is some common hardware that you might find connected to the outside of a computer, although many tablets, laptops, and netbooks integrate some of these items into their housings:

  • Monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Battery Backup (UPS)
  • Flash Drive
  • Printer
  • Speakers
  • External Hard Drive
  • Pen Tablet

Hardware Components:

CPU and Motherboard

Here are some less common individual computer hardware devices, either because these pieces are now usually integrated into other devices or because they’ve been replaced with newer technology:

  • Sound Card
  • Network Interface Card (NIC)
  • Expansion Card (Firewire, USB, etc.)
  • Hard Drive Controller Card
  • Analog Modem
  • Scanner
  • Projector
  • Floppy Disk Drive
  • Joystick
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Tape Drive
  • Zip Drive

I hope you like this article of computer hardware parts.