or Computer hardware refers to the physical parts of a computer or other related devices.

For example, internal hardware devices include motherboards, hard drives, and RAM . External hardware devices include monitors , keyboards , mice, printers, and scanners .

The internal hardware parts of a computer are called components. External hardware devices are usually called peripherals. All these things fall under the Computer Hardware category.

Software, on the other hand, includes programs and applications that run in the computer. Since software runs in computer hardware, software programs require certain system requirements that list the minimum hardware requirement in which the software can be run.

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