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Field Study: Basics of Hardware and Software Input/Output (I/O) Devices. Patrick Bautista Joseph Belton Ryan Loughlin Raul Rodriguez Professor Fang Fang February 8 th , 2007. In this presentation we will…. Explain how I/O devices function inside a computer system

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field study basics of hardware and software input output i o devices

Field Study:Basics of Hardware and SoftwareInput/Output (I/O) Devices

Patrick Bautista

Joseph Belton

Ryan Loughlin

Raul Rodriguez

Professor Fang Fang

February 8th, 2007

in this presentation we will
In this presentation we will…..
  • Explain how I/O devices function inside a computer system
  • Identify the spectrum in which I/O devices can affect a computer’s performance
  • List I/O devices most major brands and their equivalent costs.
  • Make recommendations to an array of users that will help make their life easier and more convenient
how the products work and function in a computer system
How the products work and function in a computer system.

Input Devices:

  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Scanner
  • Digital camera
  • Joystick
  • Microphone
  • Webcam
  • Xbox
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A hardware device that sends information into the CPU. Without any input devices a computer would simply be a display device and not allow users to interact with it, much like a TV.
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Output Devices:
  • Monitor
  • Printer
  • Speakers
  • Sound card
  • Video card
  • Any peripheral that receives and/or displays output from a computer.
components with a major affect on computer performance
Components with a Major Affect on Computer Performance
  • Video Displays -

Monitors

      • CRT - Cathode Ray Tube
      • LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
factors that affect computer performance
Factors that Affect Computer Performance
  • Viewing Size
  • Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch
  • Optimal Resolution
  • Main Memory
  • Special Memory (Video Card)
components with a minor affect on computer performance
Components with a Minor Affect on Computer Performance
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Keyboard
      • Gaming Keyboard
  • Mouse
      • Optical Mouse
      • Laser Mouse
types of providers
Types of Providers
  • General wholesalers and retailers
    • Sell other manufacturer’s products
    • May use partnerships or strategic alliances
  • Major players include:
    • CDW (www.cdw.com)
    • Comp USA (www.compusa.com)
    • Fry’s (www.frys.com)
    • Best Buy (www.bestbuy.com)
    • Circuit City (www.circuitcity.com)
    • Office Depot (www.officedepot.com)
    • Staples (www.staples.com)
types of providers cont
Types of Providers, cont.
  • Specific brand providers
    • Generally market their own products
    • May provide other brand products through partnerships or strategic alliances
  • Major players include:
    • IBM (www.ibm.com)
    • Dell (www.dell.com)
    • HP (www.hp.com)
    • Many, many more specific to the device type (see following slides)
input devices

Input Devices

Types, Prices, Brands

and Features

mouse prices and brands
Mouse Prices and Brands
  • Prices range from $10 to $100
  • Features include:
    • Standard or mini (notebook) size
    • Up to six buttons
    • With or without wheel
    • Wired, wired retractable or wireless
    • Optical or laser
  • Brands include:
    • Kensington
    • Logitech
    • Microsoft
    • Targus
    • Micro Innovations
    • IO Gear
keyboard prices and brands
Keyboard Prices and Brands
  • Prices range from $10 to $200
  • Features include:
    • Wired or wireless
    • Illuminated
    • Media pad functionality with mini-LCD
    • Dockable or Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection
  • Brands include:
    • Microsoft
    • Micro Innovations
    • Kensington
    • Logitech
    • Mace
    • Grandtec USA
scanner prices and brands
Scanner Prices and Brands
  • Prices range from $80 to $1800
  • Features include:
    • Monochrome or color
    • Sheet or flatbed
    • Stationary or mobile
    • Various resolution and speed capabilities
    • All-in-one functionality (printer, scanner and/or fax)
  • Brands include:
    • Visioneer
    • HP
    • Epson
    • IRIS
    • Canon
    • CardScan
webcam prices and brands
Webcam Prices and Brands
  • Prices range from $16 to $355
  • Features include:
    • Monochrome or color
    • VGA or USB connection
    • Various resolution capabilities
    • Remote-motion sensing
  • Brands include:
    • Logitech
    • Creative Labs
    • Micro Innovations
    • Microsoft
    • Ezonics
    • D-Link
microphone prices and brands
Microphone Prices and Brands
  • Prices range from $15 to $78
  • Features include:
    • Desktop or headset mounted
    • Wired or wireless
    • Various clarity capabilities
    • Multiple functionality (including earphones)
  • Brands include:
    • Labtec
    • Logitech
    • Plantronics
output devices

Output Devices

Types, Prices, Brands

and Features

monitor prices and brands
Monitor Prices and Brands
  • Prices range from $80 to $2000
  • Features include:
    • LCD or CRT
    • Widescreen or standard
    • USB, Video Graphics Array (VGA), Super VGA or Digital Video Input (DVI) connection
  • Brands include:
    • Viewsonic
    • Samsung
    • Sony
    • Envision
    • KDS
    • Acer
printer prices and brands
Printer Prices and Brands
  • Prices range from $30 to $1800
  • Features include:
    • Monochrome or color
    • Impact, inkjet, laser or photo quality
    • Various resolution and speed capabilities
    • All-in-one functionality (printer, scanner and/or fax)
  • Brands include:
    • HP
    • Epson
    • Canon
    • Lexmark
    • Samsung
    • Brother
speaker prices and brands
Speaker Prices and Brands
  • Prices range from $20 to $400
  • Features include:
    • Standard or mini (notebook) size
    • Wired or wireless
    • Dockable or USB connection
    • Up to 5.1 channels
    • THX certified
  • Brands include:
    • Logitech
    • Creative Labs
    • Altec Lansing
    • Harman Multimedia
    • Bose
headset prices and brands
Headset Prices and Brands
  • Prices range from $6 to $197
  • Features include:
    • Wired, wired retractable or wireless
    • USB connection
    • Various clarity capabilities
    • Noise-cancellation
    • Multiple functionality (including microphone)
  • Brands include:
    • GN Netcom
    • Logitech
    • Plantronics
    • Labtec
    • Zip-Linq
    • Saitek Industries
our recommendations
Our Recommendations….
  • Are based on numerous different things:
  • Whether it be;
    • Price
    • User Type
    • Function
    • Purpose
    • Necessity
  • All of these devices can help make your life easier in some way, shape or form
so whether you are a
So whether you are a….
  • Home User
  • Secretary
  • Store Manager

…. these devices help make your life easier and

more convenient.

the home user
The Home User
  • Digital Cameras
  • Play Station 3
  • Xbox 360
  • Video Camera
  • DVD Player
  • Surround Sound
  • LCD Television
  • ipod
a secretary
A Secretary….
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Mouse's
  • Keyboards
  • Microphones
  • Etc….
a store manager
A Store Manager….
  • LCD Monitor
  • Wireless Keyboard
  • Wireless Mouse
  • Web Cam
  • Flash Drives
  • Palm Pilot
  • Blackberry
what to remember
What to remember….
  • Input/Output Devices are the collection of interfaces that different functional units(sub-systems) of an information processing system use to communicate with each other.
  • So whether it be a digital camera, blackberry, laser printer or a keyboard. All make our lives easier and more convenient on an everyday basis.
thank you and
Thank you and…
  • Questions?
  • Comments?
  • Concerns?
  • Constructive Criticisms?

….otherwise this show is over!