j0089184.wmf (7164 bytes)The Actual Computer

Your "computer" is a collection of devices that function as a unit.  The most basic collection includes a Computer CPU, a Monitor, a Keyboard, and a Mouse.   The Computer CPU is normally a rectangular box that sits on your desktop (called a "Desktop Case") or next to your knee under the desk (called a "Tower Case").  The computer's CPU is actually a small electronic device inside the case but the term is often used to refer to the whole collection of electronics inside the box.

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