October 21, 2017

Be aware of different computer peripherals in our time

Many brands of personal computers are available for sale in online at this time. Everyone had different expectations on the computer peripheral shopping and decided to explore a wide range of options. They can read the complete description about computer peripherals at this time and begin their step to decide on the most suitable computer peripheral shopping. They will get more than expected guidance when they visit a trustworthy shop with a specialization in different brands of computer accessories and peripherals.

What is a computer peripheral?

A computer peripheral is any computer component designed to expand the overall system functionality. Even though peripherals of the computer are not mandatory for basic operations, these peripherals are very helpful to all users who expect the maximum convenience and efficient use of the computer.  In general, any computer can operate with the power supply, mother board and the central processing unit. You may think that internal hard drives and RAM are peripherals or not. You can focus on the following details about types of peripheral devices and get an overview of your computer peripheral shopping requirements.

  • Input devices like a keyboard and a mouse
  • Output devices like a monitor and a printer
  • Storage devices like a flash drive or hard drive.

Internal and external peripheral devices

Many people seek whether all computer peripherals are internal or external. They have to keep in mind that peripheral device can be internal or external. All internal peripherals in a computer are known as integrated peripherals. A printer is an example for an external peripheral. An optical disk drive is an example for an internal peripheral.

Human interface devices 

There are many human interface devices associated with computers. Some of these devices are as follows.

  • Touch pad
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard

Every human interface device is a peripheral device and recommended to everyone who likes to interact with the computer conveniently.  Users of devices in this category can replace them with other devices without compromising the overall functionality of their computer.

Data storage devices

More than a few data storage devices are available in our time. These peripherals are capable of holding information and include solid state drives, flash drives, internal hard drives, external hard drives, system RAM, cassettes and memory cards.

Audio and video devices

Computer peripheral devices do not fail to include video and audio output devices.  The computer uses screen readers, speakers, monitors and other peripheral devices to translate its binary data stream into human understandable and interactable data. Every data output device is required to make the computer useful as expected by every user.

Different peripheral cards and components

The first-class peripheral card and component give different benefits to every user. Some of these peripherals are sound cards, graphics cards, network cards and controller cards. You can take note of various peripheral cards and components available at the most competitive prices in online at this time. You will get an outstanding assistance on time and fulfill your expectations about how to properly use peripherals of computers as per your requirements.

October 21, 2017

Understand the importance of computer peripherals

A computer peripheral is a type of component which expands the system functionality with the help of external devices. Any devices which you connect to your computer such as mouse, webcam or flash drives are considered as the peripherals. Generally computer can operate with the help of motherboard, Central Processing Unit and power supply. In a simple term, computer peripherals is the device which connected to the computer but it might not be the part of core computer architecture.

Different types of the peripheral devices

According to the studies says that there are three general categories of computer peripherals are there such as
  • Input device- Keyboard and mouse
  • Storage device- Flash driver or hard drive
  • Output device- Printer and monitor
Apart from above category, CD-Rom drive is mostly used to read music or data and sometimes people can use it write data to the CD. Peripheral devices could be either internal or external. For example, the printer is the external device which connects to the computer with the help of a cable. The internal peripheral device is also called as the integrated peripherals. People can easily connect, replace and disconnect the peripheral device with your computer. The keyboard is the necessary peripherals and it is one of the best ways to communicate with the computer. It has an arrangement of letters, keys and signs. Actually mice, touch pads, keyboard and other kinds of human interface is considered as the peripherals. HID is the best peripheral which allows the computer to use the input data or interacting with the computer. It has the capability to do countless jobs without the requirement of human interaction. People might also disconnect the HID from a computer and replace it with the newer one so that it might not affect core functionality of the system. Data storage devices are known by hardware devices and it has capable of holding information such as internal hard drives, system RAM, external hard drives, flash drives, solid state drives, cassettes and memory cards. Network card, graphics card, controller card and the sound card also called as peripheral. The mouse might detect two dimensional physical motions that might translate into motion of pointer or cursor on a computer display. A mouse will be helpful to handle the system in an easiest way. The peripheral device is also defined as the auxiliary device such as image scanners, microphone, digital cameras and loudspeakers.

Get information about uses of peripheral device

A computer peripheral is a device or object which is especially designed to expand the functionality of the computer system. You should remember one thing it is not core components of the computer. There are huge numbers of the peripherals are available and most of the devices are widely used for daily basis. Now a day hard drive technology is gaining popularity so that external hard drive might be helpful peripheral which is mostly used to work as your computer internal hard drives. Integrated peripherals are computer peripherals which are usually integrated into your system before you buy your computer such as internal hard drive.
October 17, 2017

Acer delivers 16x DVD-ROM

For Immediate Release May 29th, 2000 ACER PERIPHERALS AMERICA DELIVERS THE FASTEST DVD-ROM ON THE MARKET New 16X DVD-ROM drive offers speed and multimedia performance

SAN JOSE, CA-Acer Peripherals America (APA) today introduced a new addition to their Optical Drive line: the Acer 1640A, a 16x DVD-ROM drive. The 1640A is the fastest DVD-ROM in the U.S. market today, proof of Acer's commitment to cutting edge technology. This 16X Drive will offer data transfer rates of up to 21,600 KB/sec and CD-ROM transfer rates of up to 6,000 KB/sec. The 1640A will be available in June at a suggested retail price of $179.

The trend of replacing the CD-ROM with DVD-ROM is becoming more prevalent and Acer Peripherals is focused on being the speed leader in this category. The increased popularity of DVD movie titles and the promise of new DVD game titles is driving the DVD-ROM demand to new heights. "The new 1640A gives users an easy and affordable way to add the best available DVD multimedia experience to their PC," said John Hall, Director of Marketing at Acer Peripherals America. The 1640A comes with a powerful software bundle including Cyberlink PowerDVD and PowerPlayer, delivering support for MPEG-2 video that rivals the performance of any MPEG hardware solution. Cyberlink PowerDVD delivers 720 x 480 MPEG-2 video resolution with screen capture functions and 5.1 channel AC-3 surround sound. PowerPlayer automatically detects and plays many different file types including all types of audio/video files and MP3's. The 1640A offers backward compatibility to most common CD formats and incorporates an anti-vibration mechanism to maintain reliability during high speed reading. The easy-to-install IDE/ATAPI interface gives users a quick solution to upgrade their PC to add the DVD multimedia experience.

Acer Peripherals Inc. is one of the world's leading computer peripheral manufacturers and suppliers with revenues of over $1.5 billion in 1999. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Acer Peripherals America is a subsidiary of the Acer Group, the third largest PC manufacturer in the world with over 20 years of experience in the computer industry. APA products are sold throughout North America and include monitors, scanners, optical storage devices and keyboards. Numerous Acer Peripherals America products have been ranked among the top five in the world.

# # # For more information, please contact Marc McCormick, Acer Peripherals America, (408) 922-2135 [email protected]

October 17, 2017

Acer Peripherals America changes its name to Acer Communications & Multimedia America Inc.

Marc McCormick Acer Communications & Multimedia America Inc. Senior Marketing Manager

For Immediate Release October 1st, 2000


Company positions itself as a world leader in Digital Multimedia and Telecommunications

SAN JOSE, CA- In order to better reflect its actual nature of business and its future development directions, Acer Peripherals America (APA) has changed its name to Acer Communications & Multimedia America Inc. (Acer CMA). A subsidiary business unit of Acer Communications & Multimedia, Inc. based in Taiwan, Acer CMA's name change was an evolutionary move after the parent company had changed names in July, 2000. The new name carries a great deal of significance, as president K.Y. Lee points out: "The change from Acer Peripherals, which we've used for sixteen years, to Acer Communications & Multimedia, more accurately expresses the company's positioning and emphasizes our development focus on telecommunications products and digital media." K.Y. Lee notes that in addition to the expansion of the company's range of peripherals to include digital multimedia solutions, and the increasing share of the company's output devoted to telecommunications products, Acer Peripherals has entered the wideband network business, as well as investing in key electronics components industry. Thus, the company's original name could no longer completely reflect the full range of its business interests. K.Y. Lee also reveals that the Acer CM Group's business plans for the 21st century will expand its focus to include the areas designated by the term WWW*COM. While the three W's stand for Web, Wireless and

Wideband, the letters in COM represent the integrated technologies of Acer CM's Computer Peripherals, Optronics and Multimedia product lines. The star situated between WWW and COM denotes the synergy between the WWW and COM areas. With its new direction established, Acer Communications & Multimedia has already taken its place as a leader for the 21st century in Taiwan's high-tech industry. In the Internet era, the use of information makes getting online a virtual necessity, and whether access to the Internet is achieved through phone lines or wireless technologies, Internet usage falls within the realm of telecommunications. Acer CM's WWW strategy derives from the company's realization of the importance of the Internet access environment. As it moves forward with its new name, WWW*COM demonstrates Acer CM's commitment to promoting improvements to human life through the application of the most promising technologies in the 21st century. Acer Communications & Multimedia Inc. is one of the world's leading computer peripheral manufacturers and suppliers with revenues of over $1.5 billion in 1999. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Acer Communications & Multimedia America is a subsidiary of the Acer Group, the third largest PC manufacturer in the world with over 20 years of experience in the computer industry. Acer CMA products are sold throughout North and South America and include monitors, projectors, scanners, telecommunications equipment, optical storage devices, and keyboards. Numerous Acer CMA products have been ranked among the top five in the world.