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11
School:
Saint Francis University
Course:
Cpsc 101 - Introduction to Computer Systems

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Computer Confluence 6 e Chapter 3 Computer Systems The Sum of Its Parts Personal Computers basic design classes Tower systems Tall narrow boxes that generally have more expansion slots and bays than other designs Flat desktop systems Designed to sit under the monitor like a platform All in one systems like the iMac Combine monitor and system unit into a single housing 2005 Prentice Hall Inc Slide 1 Computer Confluence 6 e Chapter 3 Computer Systems The Sum of Its Parts Portable computers Include all the essential components including keyboard and pointing device in one compact box 2005 Prentice Hall Inc Slide 2 Computer Confluence 6 e Chapter 3 Computer Systems The Sum of Its Parts Ports and Slots Revisited The system or motherboard includes several standard ports Serial Port for attaching devices that send receive messages one bit at a time modems Parallel Port for attaching devices that send receive bits in groups printers Keyboard Mouse Port for attaching a keyboard and a mouse 2005 Prentice Hall Inc Slide 3 Computer Confluence 6 e Chapter 3 Computer Systems The Sum of Its Parts Other ports are typically included on expansion boards rather than the system board Video Port used to plug in a color monitor into the video board Microphone speaker headphone MIDI ports used to attach sound equipment SCSI port allows several peripherals to be strung together and attached to a single port LAN port used faster connection to a localarea network LAN 2005 Prentice Hall Inc Slide 4 Computer Confluence 6 e Chapter 3 Computer Systems The Sum of Its Parts Expansion Made Easy With the PC open architecture and the introduction of new interfaces you can hot swap devices USB Universal Serial Bus transmits a hundred times faster than a PC serial port Firewire IEEE 1394 can move data between devices at 400 or more megabits per second High speed makes it ideal for data intensive work like digital video FireWire 800 Recently introduced on high end Macintosh systems offers 800 Mbps



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