Archive for December, 2011

Report on Installing Hardware day 1

Posted in Uncategorized on December 22, 2011 by stephenmcguire91

I have started my report on installing computer hardware.

I have wrote the terms of refrence .

Also found all the parts/components and function.

Found parts and got prices for them .

Next time will look at more parts and get more prices



Block2 Week 3

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2011 by stephenmcguire91

1. Name three diffrent laptop with screen size between 12 and 14 inches–10101359/12-inch-laptop/zzukzB1z5–brand-html

2. What is meant by High Street Store?it is a town or city where lots of stores are

3. Name three High Street stores?   pc world , currys. game

4. What is a DSLR camera?

SLR is an abbreviation: it stands for Single Lens Reflex.

Now you know what SLR stands for but that doesn’t really help answer the question, does it? Let’s define further:

  • With an SLR camera, you see exactly what the lens sees
  • You can change the lens on a digital SLR
  • Digital SLRs have large image sensors that produce high-quality photos
  • An SLR has a near-zero lag time, and is ideal for action photography

5.What is meant by DSLR with and exchangeable lens?

so you can change the lens to suit yourself

6. What is the diffrence between a DSLR and an SLR camera

DSLR is used for pictures ans an SLR is usesd for films.

Block 2 Week 2

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2011 by stephenmcguire91

What is hardware?  Computer hardware is anything that can be physically handeld  such as the CPU, monitor, hard drives, keyborad and so forth

What is software?  software is anything that can not be physically handeld. Software typically refers to programs which need to be installed into a computer  in order to perform certain applications or functions


Where software is usally kept?  when the computer is turned off it is stored to the hard drive but when the computer is on part of it is stored on the RAM

What is the most common type of computers? desktop

What the outside part of the computer is called?  System unit Picture of a desktop computer system

What the inside part of youre computer is called?  it is called the CPU

What are the peripheral that are connected to your computer?  Keyboard, mouse, Speaker

What is a CPU and what does do? The CPU  is just what the name suggests. It is the”brain” of your  computer

What is meant by the dual core processing? A dual core processor is a CPU with two separate cores on the same die, each with its own cache. It’s the equivalent of getting two microprocessors in one.

What are the connections at the back of your computer are called?  

ethernet cable and USB