Computer hardware: The 8080 processorA computer's hardware components are the parts you can touch. Computer hardware is the physical part of the computer. The smallest hardware component that can still perform computations is the computer chip. A computer chip is composed of semi-conductors and tiny wires laid out on top of thin wafers of silicon. Layers of wire and semi-conductors sandwiched between layers of silicon comprise a computer chip. The semi-conductors can be configured to represent either a 0 or a 1 when electricity is supplied to them. The configuration of most computer chips cannot be changed once they are built and most kinds of hardware are thus said to be 'hard-wired'.

Examples of computer hardware would include:


Primary Components

Chassis Components


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