What are Computer Peripherals?

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Computer peripherals are devices which provide input and ouput for a computer system.

Some common output devices are:

•  Monitor
•  Printer

Some common input devices are:

•  Keyboard
•  Mouse
•  Scanner

Some of these devices, although not a part of the main computer system, are still very important since they provide critical support to the system.

Among these critical devices are the monitor, keyboard, mouse and the printer.

Below are links relating to peripherals. Please click on each of these links to view the related Web page:


Computer Peripherals will enable your computer to be a communication system. Those named above are among the more common ones but there are many others that are currently being used.

Click here to view a guide to connecting computer peripherals to the back panel of a computer system.

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