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  • 1. What we will cover Types of computers Parts of Computer Computer Software Tips for buying a computer Computer repair Learn more about computers
  • 2. Types of computers Desktop Laptop Netbooks Tablet Computers
  • 3. Hardware: Anything physical about the computer
  • 4. Hard Drive Main storage device for your computer Has a finite amount of memory Can have more than one drive Can be external or internal
  • 5. Random Access Memory (RAM) Memory for your computer
  • 6. Motherboard
  • 7. Central Processing Unit (aka CPU) Processes the actions of the computer
  • 8. Modem Wireless Fidelity (aka wi-fi) Internet
  • 9. Storage
  • 10. Keyboard and Mouse Keyboard is used to type Mouse is used to move the cursor
  • 11. Peripherals Anything that you add to a computer ex. printer etc. USB port Parallel and Serial
  • 12. Graphics Card Runs the graphics on your computer
  • 13. Monitor Displays what your computer is doing.
  • 14. Printer Creates a hard copy of what is on the computer screen Multifunction Printers have a scanner, fax, and copier built in.
  • 15. Software (aka computer programs) Operating software Runs your computer Also can have software for word processing, spreadsheets, photography, internet, and more!
  • 16. How to buy computers Opinions on computers Computer Basics Tutorials from gcflearnfree
  • 17. Computer Repair Read manual Go to manufacturer’s website’s faq or help section Contact manufacturer of computer, software, or hardware Do a Google search of the error message Best Buy (Geek Squad) Data Doctors
  • 18. Learn more about computers Library Books: Dummies, Idiots Guide, etc. Magazines: Smart Computing, PC World Etc. Newspapers: Walt Mossberg WSJ every Thurs.
  • 19. Computer Classes At Sunrise Mountain Library See calendar for schedule Glendale Community College Rio Salado College
  • 20. Ereaders, tablets, smartphones should-you-buy? tag=nl.e435&s_cid=e435&ttag=e435&ftag=TRE568fdfb geeky-holiday-device-buying-guide-part-1/ geeky-holiday-device-buying-guide-part-2/ Annual magazines from Consumer Reports
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