Computer - Hardware

Hardware represents the physical and tangible components of a computer i.e. the components that can be seen and touched.

Examples of Hardware are following:

  • Input devices -- keyboard, mouse etc.
  • Output devices -- printer, monitor etc.
  • Secondary storage devices -- Hard disk, CD, DVD etc.
  • Internal components -- CPU, motherboard, RAM etc.

    Relationship between Hardware and Software

    • Hardware and software are mutually dependent on each other. Both of them must work together to make a computer produce a useful output.

    • Software cannot be utilized without supporting hardware.

    • Hardware without set of programs to operate upon cannot be utilized and is useless.

    • To get a particular job done on the computer, relevant software should be loaded into the hardware

    • Hardware is a one-time expense.

    • Software development is very expensive and is a continuing expense.

    • Different software applications can be loaded on a hardware to run different jobs.

    • A software acts as an interface between the user and the hardware.

    • If hardware is the 'heart' of a computer system, then software is its 'soul'. Both are complimentary to each other.

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