A computer and the associated physical
equipment directly involved in the execution
of data-processing or communications functions.
The mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and
parts making up a computer system.
A computer, its components, and its related
equipment. Hardware includes disk drives,
integrated circuits, display screens, cables,
modems, speakers, and printers.
The physical machinery and devices
that make up a computer system.
The physical equipment, as opposed to
programs and procedures, utilized in computing.
The mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical
devices comprising a computer system, as the CPU,
disk drives, keyboard, or screen.
The physical, touchable, material parts
of a computer or other system. The term is
used to distinguish these fixed parts of a
system from the more alterable software or data
components which it executes, stores, or carries.
Computer hardware typically consists mainly of
electronic devices (CPU, memory, display) with
some electromechanical parts (keyboard, printer,
disk drives, tape drives, loudspeakers) for input,
output, and storage, though completely non-electronic
(mechanical, electromechanical, hydraulic, biological)
computers have also been conceived of and built.