Hardware refers to the physical components of a computer system, such as the monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, hard drive, RAM, optical drive, ports, expansion slots, and other components. It is the collection of these items that make up the physical structure of a computer, allowing users to interact with it and access the files, programs, and other materials stored in the system. In addition to the physical components, hardware can also refer to the peripheral devices connected to the system, including printers, scanners, and external storage drives. Together, these components make up the complete hardware system, allowing users to perform various tasks on their computers.

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