Chapter CHARACTERISTICS OF COMPUTER

CHARACTERISTICS OF COMPUTER

Computer have become necessary thing of our lives.Computers are being used almost every field.You can see computers everywhere in banks, schools, railways, airports, laboratories , hospitals shops etc.
There are some amazing characteristics of computer like its speed, storage, capacity, accuracy.These characteristics have bothered people to shift to computer working from manual working.

Some features are given below:

SPEED:

Computer can process the data at an unbelievable speed.A computer can solve a problem within a minute that may take hours and days, if performed manually. It can count millions of numbers in a fraction of seconds.

STORAGE CAPACITY:

Computer can store data information in its storage space which can be retrieved later as required by the user.It can store hundreds of text books in its storage space.Now there is no need to keep records in files as you can store it in computer forever.

ACCURACY:

The result produced by computer is hundred percent accurate.Computer only needs correct instructions.

RELIABILITY:

As you already know that computer never gets tired and bored.So, it make no mistake inspite of working continuously for a long hours or even for days.

DILIGENCE:

Computer can work in different fields like graphic, audio, visual etc.These are the fields where human brain can make mistakes.Computer can perform repetitive jobs efficiently.

AUTOMATION:

In a calculator a person is required to press the various keys for the operation but in a computer once a program is in the computer memory;you can work again and again on it.No human assistance is needed after the program goes for execution.

LIMITATION

Lack of its own logical power:

Computer can not take decisions of its own .It takes decisions as per the programs provided by programmers.

NO IQ:

Computers have no I.Q. We instruct each and every step to it while performing any work on it.

ELECTRICITY REQUIRED:

Computer always needs electricity to work.Without electricity it doesn’t work anywhere.

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