Introduction to Computers/Basic operations
Whatever goes into the computer. Input can take a variety of forms, from commands you enter from the keyboard to data from another computer or device. A device that feeds data into a computer, such as a keyboard or mouse, is called an input device.
Anything that comes out of a computer. Output can be display screens, loudspeakers, and printers.
The processor is the brain of a computer. It's also called the "CPU"(Central processing unit) and it is a microchip.
Computer data storage is referred to as storage or memory, which can save digital data. Examples are RAM, hard disks or removable memory sticks.
- see also storage heading under processor