List of Computer Hardware
Basic computer hardware can be found in most computers, whatever the size. They contain most of the same components. Here is a list of them, along with links to articles giving you more information about each one.
Motherboard - holds the components of a computer, like the CPU(s), the fans, the heatsink, the RAM, and connections to other parts. There are motherboards in both laptops and desktops.
CPU - Central Processing Unit, the part of the computer that carries out instructions from software; it executes commands.
Display - the monitor or screen that allows you to see the actions of the computer, and provides a place to graphically interact with software and hardware.
RAM - Random Access Memory, a short term way to keep information in the computer without writing it to the hard drive.
Input Devices - anything thing which provides information to your computer.
Hard Drive - an internal hard drives usually holds the operating system for the computer as well as the program files.
Cases - these keep everything organized and protected.
Power Supply - a very important component which lets everything else have the power to work.
However, there are many other components that can be very important and useful to a computer, and we will look at those here.