Usually a lower cost
Exact components may be specified
Extended waiting period for assembly
Adequate for performing most general applications
suited for customers with special needs
Network Interface Card
Optical Drive (DVD)
Floppy Disk Drive
Protects the computer from voltage surges
Provides backup power from an internal battery
Protects the computer from sudden voltage spikes
Gives the user time to phone the electrical company
Gives the user time to safely shut down the computer if the power fails
It is a physical computer component.
It is a program designed to perform a specific function.
It is a program that controls the computer resources.
It is a functional part of an operating system.
Translates bits into bytes
Interprets graphics digitally
Translates digital computer language into binary language
Represents letters, characters, and numbers with bits
Servers require more power and thus require more components.
Servers should be accessible at all times.
Servers can be designed as standalone towers or rack mounted.
Servers are required by networking standards to have duplicate parts.
Mobility is increased.
An external monitor can be used.
Alternate connectivity options may be available.
The keyboard can be changed to a QWERTY-style keyboard.
More wireless security options are available.
Medical practice management
The server works as a standalone computer.
The server provides services to clients.
The workstation has fewer applications installed.
The workstation has more users who attach to it.
Dry and non humid conditions
Uncluttered work space
Use the testing functionality on the peripheral itself, if available.
Verify that all cables are connected properly.
Disconnect all cables connected to the computer except those connected to the peripheral.
Ensure that the peripheral is powered on.
Reload the computer operating system.
Download and install the most current driver.
Connect the peripheral using any cable and any available port on the computer.
Connect the peripheral using an appropriate cable or wireless connection.
Test the peripheral on another machine before installing it on the one where it will be used.
Check the computer documentation to see if the peripheral vendor is compatible with the PC vendor.
Manually assigned by the operating system
Manually assigned by the administrator
Statically assigned by the component to a preset resource
Dynamically assigned between the component and the operating system