Definition[edit | edit source]
A computer system (also called a computing system)
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Overview[edit | edit source]
- A case that contains circuit boards, microprocessors, hard drive, memory, and interface connections.
- A monitor or video display device.
- A keyboard.
- A mouse.
- Peripheral or externally connected disk drives, devices, and components.
Computer systems take many forms, such as laptops, desktops, tower computers, rack-mounted systems, minicomputers, and mainframe computers. Additional components and peripheral devices include modems, routers, printers, scanners, and docking stations.