Hardware Input & Output Devices Adam Morte Van Logan Tom Rollino Types of Output Monitor Printer Audio Overhead Projectors Graphic Plotters Disk Drives & Disks Types of Monitors Curved Display CRT + Flat screen reduces glare & distortion + Reliable & Affordable - Most likely to cause eyestrain - Requires desk Flat Display CRT + Flat screen reduces glare & distortion + Bright picture & rich colors + Cutting edge technology - Moderately priced - Requires Desk Space LCD Flat Panel + Flat screen reduces glare & distortion + Slim profile/conserves desk space + Cutting edge technology + Less likely to cause eyestrain + Use less energy - Expensive Monitors Major Brands Dell Hewlett Packard Samsung ViewSonic Sony NEC *Prices according to www.MSN.com most popular 19” Monitors Prices $224.99 $224.99 $260.59 $169.99 $165.80 $169.00 Types of Printers Daisy-Wheel Printer Dot-Matrix Printer Ink-Jet Printer Laser Printer Braille Printer Printers Canon Hewlett Packard Epson Brother Kodak * prices coming from most popular printers according to www.MSN.com $119.99 $48.49 $88.90 $39.99 $55.00 Audio Output Speakers Logitech Altec Lansing JBL Klipsch Bose $110.73 $139.00 $44.90 $114.22 $175.00 Headphones - Give sound output from the computerPRICED FROM $30-$800 - An alternative to speakers * prices coming from most popular speakers according to www.MSN.com Recommendations Speakers Differences: How many, watts, sound quality, looks. High end= Bose ($100 2pc.-$250+ set) Low end= Logiteck (59 3pc. - $102+ set) Monitors Differences: LCD, CRT, Size, Screen (wide or square), Pivot What to look for: “response time” 2-16 (12 or lower) “contrast ratio” 150-1600 High end: Samsung, NEC (gloss finish on screen) Recommendations Printers Differences: Inkjet, Laser, all in one, wireless. What to look for: Office-> pages per minute (laser 20-40+) Pictures-> resolution dots per inch HP currently rules the market Projectors Differences: look, size, mountability. What to look for: Contrast ratio (400:1 - 4,000:1) Types Of Input Pointing devices Keyboards Gaming devices Image Input devices Pointing Devices Mouse Trackball Touchpad Prices Types Wireless mouse Touchpad Trackball Prices $29.99 to $99.99 $25.00 to $52.90 $21.99 to $99.99 How it works A computer hardware component Allows user to input spatial data to computer Controlled by using physical gestures - Point, click, drag Keyboards Standard Keyboards Wireless Keyboards Gaming Keyboards Prices Types Standard Keyboard Wireless Keyboard Gaming Keyboard Prices $15.99 to $61.99 $59.00 to $199.00 $59.99 to $99.99 Uses of Keyboards Designed for the input of text and characters Used to control the operations of a computer “QWERTY” based keyboards used for efficiency Gaming devices Joystick Yoke Game pad Prices Types Joystick Yoke Game pad Prices $29.99 to $249.99 $118.99 to $131.99 $21.99 to $39.99 Uses for Gaming devices Joystick- two dimensional pointing device used to control games Yoke- allows users to simulate flying games Game pad- used for gaming devices such as Playstation Image Input Devices Image Scanner Web Cam Prices Types Image Scanner Web Cam Prices $89.99 to $889.99 $17.99 to $129.99 Uses of Image input devices A scanner analyzes an image to produce a digital image Document scanning Use low resolution 150dpi to 300dpi Web cam Allows for video conferencing Can be accessed through the web, instant messaging, or pc calling application Recommendations Webcam $30 - $150 Differences: Face tracking, computer type, light sensitivity What to look for: minimum of 1.3 mega pixels for still shots, make sure it works for your computer type. (Most have built in Microphones and newer computers come with one installed.) Recommendations Mouse $10 - $100 Differences: Wire, wireless, Bluetooth, Design. Professional: Multimedia Presenter $80 Gaming: No wireless! Recommendations Microphone (Rarely come alone. most of the time in computer, webcam, or headset.) Differences: USB, Wire, Mount style (table top, monitor mount), Headset. Logitech is top brand Gamers: Headphone/Microphone combo Recommendations Keyboard Differences: Wire, wireless, keyboard/mouse combo, link buttons (my favorites, mail, calendar, etc.), LCD screens, Blue tooth. New computer: go with combo Gamer: custom keyboard, LCD screen Scanner Differences: all-in-one, alone What to look for: resolution Rules Of Thumb Bang for your buck = Most of the top name brands have high and low ends of each product. Buy generic… Find a size, style, and functionality that fits YOU.