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Today, a typical '''computer system''' consists of [[hardware]] and [[software]] that process [[data]] and is likely to include:
 
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== Definition ==
* A case that contains [[circuit board]]s, [[microprocessor]]s, [[hard drive]], [[memory]], and [[interface]] connections.
 
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A '''computer system''' (also called a '''computing system''')
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{{Quote|encompasses everything from small [[handheld device]]s to [[Netbook]]s to corporate [[data center]]s to massive [[server farm]]s that offer [[cloud computing]] to the masses.<ref>[[The Future of Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level?]], at 50 n.2.</ref>}}
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== Overview ==
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Today, a typical computer system consists of [[hardware]] and [[software]] that [[process data]] and is likely to include:
 
 
 
* A case that contains [[circuit board]]s, [[microprocessor]]s, [[hard drive]], [[memory]], and [[interface]] [[connection]]s.
 
* A [[monitor]] or [[video display device]].
 
* A [[monitor]] or [[video display device]].
 
 
* A [[keyboard]].
 
* A [[keyboard]].
 
 
* A [[mouse]].
 
* A [[mouse]].
 
 
* [[Peripheral device|Peripheral]] or externally connected [[disk drive]]s, [[device]]s, and [[component]]s.
 
* [[Peripheral device|Peripheral]] or externally connected [[disk drive]]s, [[device]]s, and [[component]]s.
   
Computer systems take many forms, such as [[laptop]]s, [[desktop]]s, tower computers, rack-mounted systems, [[minicom­puter]]s, and [[mainframe]] [[computer]]s. Additional components and peripheral devices include [[modem]]s, [[router]]s, [[printer]]s, [[scanner]]s, and [[docking station]]s.
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Computer systems take many forms, such as [[laptop]]s, [[desktop]]s, [[tower computer]]s, [[rack-mounted]] [[system]]s, [[minicom­puter]]s, and [[mainframe]] [[computer]]s. Additional [[component]]s and [[peripheral device]]s include [[modem]]s, [[router]]s, [[printer]]s, [[scanner]]s, and [[docking station]]s.
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== References ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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Latest revision as of 18:04, 8 February 2018

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Definition[]

A computer system (also called a computing system)

encompasses everything from small handheld devices to Netbooks to corporate data centers to massive server farms that offer cloud computing to the masses.[1]

Overview[]

Today, a typical computer system consists of hardware and software that process data and is likely to include:

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.

References[]

See also[]