Hardware is the physical components you find in a server, computer, mobile phone or other IT-equipment.

Examples of different hardware

Examples of different hardware include:

  • Processor (CPU/Central Processing Unit) 
  • Storage device (Hard disk)
  • Memory (RAM/Random Access Memory)
  • Fans 
  • Wires 
  • Motherboard

What’s the difference between Hardware and Software?

Hardware is the physical part of a computer, whereas software is a collection of instructions that run on hardware and control its functionality.

In other words, hardware works together with software to enable programs to run, storing data, connecting to networks, and performing various tasks.