Parts of a Personal Computer

A personal computer is a general-purpose, cost-effective computer that is designed to be used by a single end-user. Every PC is dependent on microprocessor technology, which allows PC makers to set the entire central processing unit (CPU) on a single chip.

Businesses make use of PCs to perform tasks like accounting, desktop publishing and word processing as well as to run database and spreadsheets. At home, PCs are mainly used for multimedia entertainment, playing PC games, accessing the Internet, etc.

Even though PCs are intended to use as single-user systems, it is normal to connect them together to create a network, such as a local area network (LAN).

In this lesson you will discover internal and external parts of a PC.

Parts of a Personal Computer

This interactive tutorial helps you to identify basic parts of a personal computer. Move your mouse pointer in each part of the PC to get more information.

Parts of a Laptop Computer

laptop computer is a small, portable personal computer (PC) with a flip form factor, typically having a thin LCD or LED computer screen mounted on the inside of the upper lid and an alphanumeric keyboard on the inside of the lower lid.

Laptops are folded shut for transportation, and thus are suitable for mobile use. Its name comes from lap, as it was deemed to be placed on a person’s lap when being used.

This interactive tutorial helps you to identify basic parts of a personal computer. Move your mouse pointer on in each part of the PC to get more information.