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The 4 Most Confusing Computer Technology Terms Explained

In today's day and age, even the tech-savvy need to know about basic computer specifications. Here are the top terms you need to be aware of before making a purchase.

The Most Common Confusing Technology Terms Explained
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  • The letter “G” (for “giga”) before a unit of measure means the value is multiplied by 109 (one billion).
  • The letter “T” (for “tera”) before a unit of measure means the value is multiplied by 1012 (one million million).
  • Therefore, 1 Tera = 1,000 Giga and 1 Giga = 1,000 Mega.

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1. Processor speed
1. Processor speed
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This is the speed at which a computer can run applications.

It is measured in hertz (abbreviation: Hz). As technology develops, recent computers’ processing speeds have come to be noted in either MHz (megahertz) or GHz (gigahertz) because they are so fast.

The higher its processing speed, the faster a computer will be able to run word processing applications (Word), music players, imaging software, etc.

For example, programs will respond faster on a computer with a 2 GHz processor than on one with a 1.66 GHz processor.



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