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peripheral device
Last modified: Friday, December 14, 2001 

A computer device, such as a CD-ROM drive or printer, that is not part of the essential computer, i.e., the memory and microprocessor. Peripheral devices can be external -- such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, monitor, external Zip drive or scanner -- or internal, such as a CD-ROM drive, CD-R drive or internal modem. Internal peripheral devices are often referred to as integrated peripherals. Also see I/O.

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Integrated Peripherals
Describes the settings that control system integrated peripherals. This page is from "The PC Guide".

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