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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, Response time ,Brightness,Dot pitch, Contrast ratio

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

Ink-jet printers, An ink-jet printer forms characters and graphics by spraying tiny drops of liquid ink onto a piece of paper

Photo printers, A photo printer produces color photo-lab-quality pictures

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

Thermal printers, A thermal printer generates images by pushing electrically heated pins against the heat-sensitive paper

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

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

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

A line printer prints an entire line at a time

Speakers, Headphones, and Earbuds

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

Most computer users attach speakers to their computers to Generate higher-quality sounds for playing games,Interact with multimedia presentations,Listen to music,View movies

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

Earbuds (also called earphones) rest inside the ear canal

Some speakers are specifically designed to play audio from a portable media player

Voice output occurs when you hear a person’s voice or when the computer talks to you through the speakers, Some Web sites dedicate themselves to providing voice output, Often works with voice input, VoIP uses voice output and voice input

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

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