Basic PC Anatomy
Today, there are many keyboard variations. Some keyboards have an integrated pointing device
such as a trackball. Ergonomic keyboards are designed to be more comfortable for the hands
and wrists. Regards of the variations, all keyboards, except those on notebook computers,
follow the 105-key standard. More ...
How to Build Your Own PC - The Smart Way
So you think you can build your own PC? A little knowledge is a dangerous and expensive
thing if it all goes wrong. This article dissects a PC build component by component
illuminating the points about which you need to make wise choices. More ...
A Definitive Guide on How to Choose Your New PC
There are lots of PC buying guides out there but they're often too high level and only
explain the very simplest of specification details and the minute a sales rep gives you
other options you're lost. This guide is aimed at the novice to moderately experienced PC user. More ...
How Does Wireless Internet Work?
Just as we broke free from phone lines, we can now access the Internet from just
about anywhere via a wireless connection. Wireless Internet access is really much
simpler than most people think. This article briefly explains how it works. More ...
External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (eSATA)
Initially all SATA (and PATA) interfaces were for internal hard disks. With the introduction
of eSATA, the SATA interface can be used with external storage media. This puts eSATA in
competition with Universal Serial Bus (USB) and Firewire. Especially since, like USB and
Firewire, eSATA allows hot swapping. More ...
All About Your Computer's BIOS
Are you confused by the computer BIOS? The BIOS is a fundamental component of any PC
and if you really want to get into the guys of a computer, it?s good through understanding
what BIOS Is all about. More ...
Hard Disk Drive Basics
On a hard disk, data is stored in thin, concentric bands. A drive head, while in one
position can read or write a circular ring, or band called a track. There can be more
than a thousand tracks on a 3.5-inch hard disk. More ...
Anatomy of a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
Color LCD displays have a sandwich-like structure. One layer of the sandwich has
liquid crystal between two glass plates. One glass plate has a matrix of thin film
transistors on it. Liquid crystals move depending upon the charge applied to a tiny
capacitor by its related transistor. More ...
PC Motherboard Expansion Cards
The expansion slots available on motherboards allow for a variety of upgrades in a
computer system, but matching the appropriate card to an available slot needs to be
addressed before making any purchasing decisions. The most common types of expansion
cards for modern computer systems can be broken down into three formats: PCI, AGP, and PCI Express. More ...
Via was founded in 1997. Via introduced the VP1 chipset to compete with Intel's 430
series. The VP1 offered support for EDO, BEDO and SDRAM as well as UltraDMA ahead of
Intel. Today Via is one of the worlds largest chipset manufacturers. More ...
Understanding Your Motherboard
Understanding your motherboard is about pointing out what the bits of your motherboard
actually do, if you are not used to building or upgrading your own machine you will
want to know the ins and outs of the motherboard. More ...
How a laser Printer Works
Laser printers work by using a laser beam to transfer an image to an electrically charged,
photo-sensitive drum. The charge on the drum attracts toner ink, which is transferred
to the paper. The primary steps in the laser printing process are listed below. More ...