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Computer in Everyday Life Chapter 06 Output by Mind Map: Computer in Everyday Life
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Computer in Everyday Life Chapter 06 Output


Output is data that has been processed into a useful form

Display Devices

display device

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


Plasma monitors, Plasma monitors are display devices that use gas plasma technology and offer screen sizes up to 150 inches, Televisions also are a good output device Require a converter if you are connecting your computer to an analog television, Digital television (DTV) offers a crisper, higher-quality output, HDTV is the most advanced form of digital television

CRT monitor, A CRT monitor is a desktop monitor that contains a cathode-ray tube Have a much larger footprint than do LCD monitors

LCD monitor, Liquid crystal display (LCD) uses a liquid compound to present information on a display device, The quality of an LCD monitor or LCD screen depends primarily on:, Resolution, Response time, Brightness, Dot pitch, Contrast ratio


A printer produces text and graphics on a physical medium

Printed information is called a hard copy, or printout Landscape or portrait orientation

ink-jet printer

An ink-jet printer forms characters and graphics by spraying tiny drops of liquid ink onto a piece of paper, Color or black-and-white Printers with a higher dpi (dots per inch) produce a higher quality output

Photo printers

Most use ink-jet technology

PictBridge allows you to print photos directly from a digital camera

Print from a memory card and preview photos on a built-in LCD screen

Laser printers

Thermal printers

Thermal wax-transfer printer

Dye-sublimation printer

Mobile printers

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

Label and postage printers

A label printer is a small printer that prints on adhesive-type material

A postage printer prints postage stamps Postage also can be printed on other types of printers


Plotters are used to produce high-quality drawings

Large-format printers

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

Impact printers

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

Line printer, A line printer prints an entire line at a time

audio output device


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


Generate higher-quality sounds for playing games

Interact with multimedia presentations

Listen to music

View movies


(also called earphones) rest inside the ear canal

Other Output Devices

Data projectors

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

Digital light processing (DLP) projector

Interactive whiteboards

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

Force-feedback game controllers

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

Tactile output

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