What is computer equipment? Computer equipment is electronic appliances and services related to the personal computer. It includes the PC (desktop or laptop), and communication between computers. It also includes the services required by intercommunication networks. Let’s start by seeing what basic computer equipment is.
So what is a basic computer equipment setup?
Basic Computer Equipment Setup
A computer is built such that, without the necessary internal equipment, the desktop system or laptop is empty. The core of every computer is its microprocessor or CPU. This is accompanied by a printed circuit board, power supply unit and random access memory chips. Every computer consists of a hard drive or solid-state drive in storing files. These components, all make up the computer you purchase.
Necessary External Components
The external components of a keyboard you use in interacting with the computer and to view the results of those interactions are the keyboard and monitor. These are integrated by a laptop, even though most desktop systems require you to attach them to the computer case. You will also be needing a mouse with a desktop computer for easy navigation. Even though laptops typically have an integrated mouse or touch pad that functions in the same way as an external mouse, you can still attach an external mouse to most laptops or notebooks.
What are the Components That Expand Functionality?
The computer is designed such that some computer equipment expands your computer’s basic functionality. Most people are in search of a printer to print documents or photographs. So, with a portable hard drive, you can transport information from one computer to another computer or archive old files. However, depending on the computer you own, you may want to add sound and video cards. This makes for multimedia and expansion cards that allow you to attach more peripherals.
Today, the computers that are designed are internet-ready. Most of them come with built-in network cards for both wired and wireless connectivity. These cards usually come with an Ethernet port to plug in a high-speed cable that you can connect to an external modem. Your high-speed internet provider typically offers you the required modem. This is so that you don’t need to purchase this equipment separately. Most laptops or portable computers only have wireless connectivity. If you are to connect several computers or equipment with wireless capability, you’ll have to add a wireless router to your computer equipment.