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Transcript of Computer Basics
Ms. Lieu's Class
What is a computer?
A computer is an electronic device that stores and processes data (information).
What can you do with a computer?
producing, storing, and manipulating of text
Used mainly for accounting
A report used to communicate ideas usually in the form of slides
Hardware vs. Software
Types of Computers
PC vs. MAC
Research Information on...
What's the difference?
What could be considered a computer?
Name devices you know that could be considered computers.
Compare and Contrast function, benefits and disadvantages, etc.
What is an OS name at least 3 different ones and what they belong to.
What is an App and how do they operate?
What is it and how does it work? What are the benefits and disadvantages?
Types of Monitors
CRT (Cathode Ray Tube): Like a television
LCD Liquid Crystal Display): Flatscreen
Named for the top row of letter keys in order, it's the most common. Less common is the Dvorak keyboard.
Opens a menu
Scroll up and down
How do they compare to each other?
taskbar: shows what applications are running
Shut down - NEVER just press the power button!
Backwards or forwards
One unit of measure
1,048,576 bytes or 1,024 Kilobytes
1,073,741,824 bytes. 1,024 Megabytes, or 1,048,576 Kilobytes
1,099,511,627,776 bytes, 1,024 Gigabytes, or 1,048,576 Megabytes
History of storage devices
Jump Drive (USB Drive)
External Hard Drive
Types of Computers
Designed to sit on a desk, these computers are heavier. The mouse and keyboard are connected separately.
Lighter and more portable, the keyboard and mouse are permanently attached. Instead of a regular mouse, a laptop has a mouse pad.
Because an LCD screen uses a thin membrane instead of glass, NEVER poke, puncture, or scratch the surface of these monitors!
The Tower (Front)
NEVER push this button to turn a computer off!
The Tower (back)
holds the microchip processor (the brain) and connects everything else to it.
What other computers are there?
A tiny camera takes thousands of pictures per second to track movement. What do you think are the benefits of this mouse over the older model?
ALWAYS Make sure to save under your DOCUMENTS!!!
When was each device invented?
Who invented it?
How much memory could it hold?
Benefits and disadvantages of each?
IN YOUR OWN WORDS
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