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Output by Mind Map: Output

1. What Is Output?

1.1. Output is data that has been processed into a useful form

1.2. An output device is any type of hardware component that conveys information to one or more people

2. Display Devices

2.1. A display device visually conveys text, graphics, and video information

2.2. A monitor is packaged as a separate peripheral

2.2.1. New node

2.2.2. LCD monitor

2.3. Resolution is the number of horizontal and vertical pixels in a display device

2.4. Liquid crystal display (LCD) uses a liquid compound to present information on a display device

2.4.1. The graphics processing unit (GPU) controls the manipulation and display of graphics on a display device

2.4.2. LCD monitors use a digital signal and should plug into a DVI port, and HDMI port, or a DisplayPort

2.5. Plasma monitors are display devices that use gas plasma technology and offer screen sizes up to 150 inches

2.6. A CRT monitor is a desktop monitor that contains a cathode-ray tube

2.6.1. Have a much larger footprint than do LCD monitors

3. Printers

3.1. A printer produces text and graphics on a physical medium

3.1.1. Printed information is called a hard copy, or printout

3.1.2. Landscape or portrait orientation

3.2. A multifunction peripheral (MFP) is a single device that prints, scans, copies, and in some cases, faxes

3.2.1. Sometimes called an all-in-one device

3.3. A thermal printer generates images by pushing electrically heated pins against the heat-sensitive paper

3.3.1. New node

3.3.2. Thermal wax-transfer printer

3.4. A mobile printer is a small, lightweight, battery-powered printer that allows a mobile user to print from a mobile device

3.5. -Plotters are used to produce high-quality drawings

3.6. Large-format printers create photo-realistic quality color prints on a larger scale

3.7. Impact printers form characters and graphics on a piece of paper by striking a mechanism against an inked ribbon that physically contacts the paper

3.7.1. New node

3.7.2. Dot-matrix printer

3.8. A dot-matrix printer produces printed images when tiny wire pins on a print head mechanism strike an inked ribbon

3.9. A label printer is a small printer that prints on adhesive-type material A postage printer prints postage stamps

3.9.1. Postage also can be printed on other types of printers

4. Other Output Devices

4.1. New node

4.1.1. A data projector is a device that takes the text and images displaying on a computer screen and projects them on a larger screen

4.1.1.1. Digital light processing (DLP) projector

4.2. Interactive whiteboards

4.2.1. An interactive whiteboard is a touch-sensitive device, resembling a dry-erase board, that displays the image on a connected computer screen

4.3. New node

4.3.1. Tactile output provides the user with a physical response from the device

4.4. Force-feedback game controllers

4.4.1. Force-feedback sends resistance to the device in response to actions of the user

5. Speakers, Headphones, and Earbuds

5.1. An audio output device produces music, speech, or other sounds

5.1.1. Headphones are speakers that cover your head or are placed outside of the ear

5.1.2. Earbuds (also called earphones) rest inside the ear canal

6. Summary

6.1. New node

6.2. Various methods of output

6.3. Display devices, printers, speakers, headphones, earbuds, data projectors, interactive whiteboards, force-feedback game controllers, and tactile output