• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Using Hardware

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Using Hardware I used very basic hardware in my system for the inputs, processors and outputs. I am going to explain the hardware, its advantages and disadvantages of using them and also the alternative hardware devices that I could have used. Backing Store: This consists of the disk drives used to store data when the power is switched off. They also include floppy disks, memory sticks etc. Output Device: These include printers etc. They are used to provide output data in the form of printouts, screen displays, leaflets etc. Input Device: These are used to get the data into the computer. They include scanners, microphones, keyboards etc. CPU (central processing unit): The CPU is the brain of the computer which performs all of the processes that take place in the computer system. Input Devices Devices used and advantages I have decided to use simple but necessary devices to buy and use for my company. This is due to the fact that my company's main task is to store information, book holidays and to write to our customers, therefore we do not need any expensive or over the top devices as we simply do not need it and it only be a waste money. ...read more.

Middle

Core(tm)2 Extreme Processor. The RAM is 1024 Mega Bytes and the ROM is 80 Giga Bytes. The CPU's speed is 2.00 Giga Hertz. The ROM is "Read Only Memory", this is the permanent memory where all the data entered is stored. 80 Giga Bytes is more than enough ROM needed to store the company's data on. The RAM "Random Access Memory" is the working memory; it is what the computer uses when it is on. As soon as it is switched off it loses this memory, in order to keep your work one needs to save it to the ROM. Alternatives and disadvantages You could use laptops instead of a control tower, the advantage of this is that is portable and can be moved around the workplace. The only disadvantage is that when our system eventually gets a lot bigger, more memory will be needed (more ROM) and it may slow down so more speed will be needed e.g. 3.00 Giga Hertz. Backing Store Devices My entire staff will be privileged with a, 'log in, log out' system which will allow them to save all their files on the internal hard-drive in the computer system that will be situated on each employees desk along with all the output hardware. ...read more.

Conclusion

Output Devices Devices The output devices I used include the monitor, the speakers and the printer. In the process of making a letter for my customers, the monitor would show me the final letter as a preview of the finished thing. Then, the printer will make the letter by copying the data to a piece of paper. Speakers may be used in my system as part of a head set. Alternatives Different output devices I could have used include different types of monitors, i.e. touch screen monitors. This is both an input and output device and saves space because a keyboard and mouse aren't needed. I could have used a different type of printer, for example an inkjet instead of a laser, they have different properties. Disadvantages The disadvantages of the output devices I used in my company are that the monitor I used took up a lot of room because it was single purpose; it meant that a keyboard and mouse were also needed. If I wanted to print out something in colour than the printer I chose wasn't the best because it was black and white and not high quality. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Hardware section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Hardware essays

  1. Computer Hardware, uses, advantages and disadvantages.

    One can accomplish this by checking the computer's system documentation. After confirmation, it is necessary to locate the SATA on the motherboard and the SATA connector. A system that is devoid of a SATA connection can still work with a SATA hard drive by using a SATA host adapter that is compatible to the computer and operating system.

  2. Choosing hardware and input devices.

    Modules are stored as well that are needed to make your applications work RAM with more memory will cost more than RAM with less memory. 512 MB Memory Stick �1.99 Pc World It works in a similar way to RAM.

  1. Input and output.

    You can then store a musical sequence on a computer and then have the computer play it back to you. Advantages: allows users to manipulate the sounds they have created and allows them to edit certain parts of the music.

  2. Choosing the best harware for my system.

    Sometimes the can be small and fragile and can be broken easily. Flatbed scanner Drum scanner This works the document is placed on a glass inside it then the lid is shut after that a small scanning senor moves back and forth and scans the document The advantage of a

  1. Hardware Choices and Operating System.

    Microsoft publisher Internet explorer Paint The following table states what application software I used in this task. Alongside with this it states the price of it, its advantages & disadvantages and its main functions. Name of Application Price Main Functions Advantages Disadvantages Microsoft Word �119.99 The main function of Microsoft word is to type up documents.

  2. GCSE ICT - Imput devices.

    The memory size is also adequate for the staff to run galaxy and any other software they need. By taking the standard memory the library were able to save some money which they were able to use in other areas.

  1. Advantages of using Simulators

    and then will eventually have enough information to suggest a solution to a certain problem. These systems can be used to give advice in different areas. These simulation models can be used to make predictions, e.g. the speed at which a car loses control on a bend.

  2. What is hardware?

    a disk as a data file, similar to a word or Excel file. The digital camera is now more commonly and widely used than traditional camera because pictures can be previewed and if they are not good enough can be DELETED.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work