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Introduction

A man standing next to an open computer system examing computer memory. Source: Microsoft

This section will look at Learning Outcome 1 of this unit and will cover the following:

  • Processors - principles, operation and speed
  • Memory- types and speed
  • Fixed storage - operation, capacity and speed
  • Types of removable storage - operation, capacity and speed
  • Types of printers
  • Types of scanners, monitors
  • Interfacing cables between system components

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