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Output by Mind Map: Output
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What Is Output?

Output is data that has been processed into a useful form

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

Display Devices

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

A monitor is packaged as a separate peripheral

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 is the number of horizontal andvertical pixels in a display device

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

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

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

Digital television (DTV) offers a crisper, higherquality output

HDTV is the most advanced form of digital television

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


A printer produces text and graphics on a physical medium

A nonimpact printer forms characters and graphics on a piece of paper without actuallystriking the paper

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

Speakers, Headphones, and Earbuds

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

Other Output Devices

Data projectors

Interactive whiteboards

Force-feedback game controllers

Tactile output