What Is Computer Hardware?
In a computing context, the term ‘hardware’ refers to the electrical parts and components inside a computer system which power it. The operating system (such as Windows 7) and other software (for example Firefox) are then installed upon – and make use of – the hardware parts and components.
One type of hardware is a Hard Drive. This component stores data on a permanent basis (i.e. after the computer is turned off). Examples of data stored would include the operating system, software, pictures, music and other files.
Another example of hardware would be the Central Processing …