Characteristics Of Computer

The characteristics of computer that have made them mode them so powerful an Universally useful are Speed, Accuracy , Diligence , Versatile , storage etc. Let us discuss them briefly.

  • Storage:-  Computer can perform it’s  work at a very fast speed which  is measured in the terms of second such as millisecond, microsecond, nanosecond, and picoseconds. It works with electronic pulses at the speed of the light. A powerful computer is capable of performing about 3-4 million of simple instructions per second.
  • Accuracy:– It does not make mistake, if you give correct information so it has 100% accuracy. The error in the calculation may be due to the error in the logic of the human but not due to the computer.
  • Diligence:– Unlike human beings, computers are highly consistent. They do not suffer from traits of boredom and tiredness resulting in lake of concentration. Computers, therefore, are better than human being in performing voluminous and respective jobs. if five million calculations have to be performed ,a computer can perform the five millionth calculations with the same accuracy and speed as it performed the first calculations.
  • Versatile:–  Computer is a versatile machine because several applications can be run at a time. for instance Ms-paint, Ms-word, Adobe Photoshop and VLC media player can be run at a time. Computers are capable for performing any task as long as it can be broken down into a series of logical steps.
  • Storage:– It can store very large amount of data which can be used in the future by the help of secondary devices like floppy disk, hard disk, compact disk and pen drive. Computer can store data an information temporarily and permanently.
  • Multimedia: Computer are very useful in the case of multimedia(pictures , images ,videos ,audio etc). It means we can use the computer to edit photo, video ,audio etc.

Advantages and Disadvantages of computer

  •      Advantages Of Computer
  • – They can help you automate various tasks that you cannot do manually.
  •  – They can help you organize your data and information. 
  • – They have much more computing and calculating power then an ordinary human.
  •  – They may help your work to be a lot easier. 
  • – They can help you communicate with friends, coworkers and other contacts. 
  • – They have many search engines to help you find information quickly.
  •  – It saves your time.
  • Disadvantages Of Computer
  • – They can have negative effects on your social life and interactions with other  people if  you do not maintain the balance between time online and offline
  • – They may distract students from their studies.
  •  – Too much time in front of monitor may adversely affect your eyesight.
  • – Sitting in front of a computer for too long without exercise can cause a weight gain   and other health issues.    

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