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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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer Types of computers Desktop http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_computer http://www.howstuffworks.com/flash/tower.swf Laptop http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lap_top http://communication.howstuffworks.com/laptop.htm Netbooks http://www.datadoctors.com/help/kenscolumns/column.cfm?id=21692 http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20081105/netbooks-come-into-their-own/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netbook Tablet Computers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablet_computer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipad
  • 3. Hardware: Anything physical about the computer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_hardware
  • 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_drive http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm
  • 5. Random Access Memory (RAM) Memory for your computer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAM http://computer.howstuffworks.com/computer-memory.htm
  • 6. Motherboard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motherboard http://computer.howstuffworks.com/motherboard.htm
  • 7. Central Processing Unit (aka CPU) Processes the actions of the computer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_processing_unit http://computer.howstuffworks.com/microprocessor.htm http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question268.htm
  • 8. Modem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modem http://computer.howstuffworks.com/modem.htm Wireless Fidelity (aka wi-fi) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_network_interface_card http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_card http://computer.howstuffworks.com/wireless-network.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wifi Internet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet-infrastructure.htm
  • 9. Storage http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_disc http://computer.howstuffworks.com/cd-burner.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_flash_drive http://computer.howstuffworks.com/floppy-disk-drive.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk
  • 10. Keyboard and Mouse Keyboard is used to type http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_%28computing%29 http://computer.howstuffworks.com/keyboard.htm Mouse is used to move the cursor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_mouse http://computer.howstuffworks.com/mouse.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cursor_%28computers%29
  • 11. Peripherals Anything that you add to a computer ex. printer etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripherals USB port http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usb http://computer.howstuffworks.com/usb.htm Parallel and Serial http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_port_%28hardware%29
  • 12. Graphics Card Runs the graphics on your computer http://computer.howstuffworks.com/graphics-card.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_card
  • 13. Monitor Displays what your computer is doing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_monitor http://computer.howstuffworks.com/monitor.htm
  • 14. Printer Creates a hard copy of what is on the computer screen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_printer http://home.howstuffworks.com/inkjet-printer.htm Multifunction Printers have a scanner, fax, and copier built in. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multifunction_printer
  • 15. Software (aka computer programs) Operating software Runs your computer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system http://computer.howstuffworks.com/operating-system.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows http://computer.howstuffworks.com/windows-vista.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_boot Also can have software for word processing, spreadsheets, photography, internet, and more!
  • 16. How to buy computers http://www.ehow.com/how_3038_buy-computer.html http://www.pcworld.com/article/125649/how_to_buy_a_desktop_pc.html http://allthingsd.com/20130430/laptop-guide-timing-the-market-and-the-machines/ http://denverlibrary.org/files/Buying_a_Computer_handout_2013_11_29.pdf Opinions on computers http://www.epinions.com/ http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm Computer Basics Tutorials from gcflearnfree http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics
  • 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 http://www.ed2go.com/l-maricopa/
  • 20. Ereaders, tablets, smartphones http://news.cnet.com/kindle-vs-nook-vs-ipad-which-e-book-reader-should- you-buy? tag=nl.e435&s_cid=e435&ttag=e435&ftag=TRE568fdfb http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/makeuseof-tablet-buying-guide-summer-2013 http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2013/11/25/quinton%E2%80%99s-geeky- holiday-device-buying-guide-part-1/ http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2013/11/26/quinton%e2%80%99s-geeky- holiday-device-buying-guide-part-2/ Annual magazines from Consumer Reports http://www.gdgt.com
  • 21. Power Point presentation http://www.slideshare.net/cat509 Links to sites in presentation http://www.diigo.com/list/cat509/buying-a-computer