Input Devices An input device is any hardwarecomponent that allows you to enterdata and instructions onto acomputer. Six Widely used inputdevices are the keyboard, mouse,microphone, scanner, digital cameraand PC video camera.
Output Devices An output device is any hardwarecomponent that conveys informationto one or more people. Threecommonly used output devices are aprinter, a monitor and speakers.
BIOS Acronym for basic input/outputsystem, the built-in software thatdetermines what a computer can dowithout accessing programs from adisk. On PCs, the BIOS contains allthe code required to control thekeyboard, display screen, diskdrives, serial communications, and anumber of miscellaneous functions.
Cost Effective Routes for I/ODevices Whether the use of a I/O device is for the officesecretary, the store manager or the homeentertainment buff and gamer. Input and Outputdevices no matter their purpose have a number aroutes that these users can go to get the devicesfor better than average prices. Most of the datathat I collected I obtain from browsing BestBuy’swebsite.
-Home Users-Home Users can purchase a television with HDMIinputs so that the T.V. can double as a monitoras well.Insigna 26” flat screen HDtelevision with 2 HDMI inputs$522.99LG 24” widescreen flat-panelLCD monitor$499.99
Continued…Home users can also purchase in bundles insteadof items individually. Such as a Mouse andKeyboard bundle where you get both togetherinstead of buying them by themselves.
-Office Use (Secretary)-Along with the home use the secretary as well couldtake advantage of the keyboard and mousecombo but along with that for document use inthe office she could look for all-in-one printer,scanner and fax machine.When compared to thecheapest scanner, laser printerand fax whose prices follow:$75.99, $125.99 and $59.99.The all-in-one is a muchbetter deal and price for officeuse.
Store ManagerStore mangers if handy and price conscious wouldprobably think to look for the best prices onequipment needed. If they were to look on theinternet for a new Bar-Code Scanner then theywould find there are quite a few bargains to befound.Scanners can befound online from$15.00 to $500.