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The term ____ device designates equipment that might be added to a computer system to enhance its functionality. peripheral The case for a vertical system unit is often referred to as a ____. tower The term ____ refers to the size and dimensions of a computer component. form factor A(n) ____ is a small form factor tablet computer designed to run most of the software available for larger portable computers Ultra-mobile PC or UMPC A ____ computer is a portable computing device featuring a touch-sensitive screen that can be used as a writing or drawing pad. tablet ____ means a billion cycles per second. Gigahertz ____ size refers to the number of bits that a microprocessor can manipulate at one time. Word If a processor can’t begin executing an instruction before it completes the previous instruction, it must be using ____. Serial Processing Using a technology called ____, a processor can begin executing an instruction before it completes the previous instruction. Pipelining ____ is a temporary holding area for data, application program instructions, and the operating system. RAM - Random Access Memory ____ access is the ability of a device to "jump" directly to the requested data. Random Access Data ____ rate is the amount of data that a storage device can move from the storage medium to the computer per second. Transfer A hard disk ____ is a flat, rigid disk made of aluminum or glass and coated with magnetic iron oxide particles. Platter and DVD storage technologies can be classified as ____ storage. optical The number of colors a monitor can display is referred to as ____. color depth A printer’s ____ determines how many pages a printer is able to churn out. Duty cycle A ____ is a sudden increase or spike in electrical energy, affecting the current that flows to electrical outlets. power surge A ____ is a device that not only provides surge protection, but also furnishes your computer with battery backup power during a power outage. UPS To reboot a PC, hold down the ____ keys at the same time. Ctrl, Alt, and Del MySpace and Facebook are examples of ____. Online Social Networks is a touch-sensitive surface on which you can slide your fingers to move the on-screen pointer. Trackpad Which is the highest resolution? SXGA, XGA, WUXGA, SVGA WUXGA The ____ indicates that the operating system has encountered an error from which it cannot recover, and the computer no longer accepts any commands. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)