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Chapter 1. Hardware Basics for the Absol... > Your PC's System Unit—The Mother Shi...

Your PC's System Unit—The Mother Ship

The most important piece of hardware in your computer system is the system unit. This is the big ugly box that houses your disk drives and many other components.

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Desktop computer systems have separate system units, monitors, keyboards, and mice; portable PCs have all their components crammed into a single, lightweight case—which makes them much harder to upgrade!



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