Explain Care of the Computer Environment
CD-ROM A compact disc that reads only memory; type of external storage.
Computer An electronic device that receives, processes, stores, and outputs
CPU Central Processing Unit; the brain of the computer.
Data Text, numbers, sounds, and images entered into the computer to be
DVD An optical disc used to store movies with high speed video and
sound quality; external storage.
Floppy Disk A storage device; most common size is 3 1/2 and is sometimes called
a floppy disk.
Desktop Designed to be small enough to be used on the desktop.
Dot-Matrix Uses dots to form words and images on paper.
Inkjet Printer Sprays ink through small holes to form words and images on paper.
Hard Copy Is a printed copy of output.
Keyboard A device that contains letters, numbers, symbols, function keys; like
a typewriter and a numeric keypad.
Laptop Designed to be small and light enough to be used on your lap.
Laser Printer Uses light beams and toner to form words and images on paper.
Notebook Designed to be used on a desktop but still small enough to be
Peripheral Devices attached to a computer to expand its ability to perform more
Scanner A device that sends data, often photos, to a computer.
Soft Copy The copy displayed on the monitor.
Storage Device that holds/saves data to be used later.
Virus A program that protects a computer from computer viruses.
Keyboarding Ms. Pratt Objective 2.02