How does the hardware of a computer work?
Computer Hardware. CPU Central Processing Unit -- inevitable referred to as the "brains" of the computers. The CPU does the active "running" of code, manipulating data, while the other components have a more passive role, such as storing data. RAM "Random access memory", or just "memory".
An electronic machine which helps in solving problems quickly and easily. It solves problems according to instructions given to it by the computer user called programs or software. It is a digital machine(that uses binary digits) used in all fields.
- A general-purpose computer is one that, given the appropriate application and required time, should be able to perform most common computing tasks. Personal computers, including desktops, notebooks, smartphones and tablets, are all examples of general-purpose computers.
- computer. An electronic device that stores and manipulates information. Unlike a calculator, it is able to store a program and retrieve information from its memory. Most computers today are digital, which means they perform operations with quantities represented electronically as digits.
- Charles Babbage
Updated: 22nd September 2018