hardware- input devices

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hardware are the parts of a computer system that you can physically touch


  • a set of numbers and letter keys used to input data
  • type of input: text, numbers some cursor movement
  • most have a standard QWERTY keyboard with a number key pad and function keys. people are familiar with them and are versitile for experienced users
  • most instructions can be done from a keyboard, although some are quicker with the use of a mouse


  • a pointing device used to select areas on the screen
  • type of input: cursor movement, click/double click, drag, scroll
  • most computers use them so people are familiar with them and they fit easily into users hand
  • easy for beginners to use with a graphicsl…


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