Computer hardware refers to the collection of all physical parts of a computer system.
Just in case you are wondering what physical parts of a computer are, just know that computer hardware includes the computer case, monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
It also includes the case, central processing unit (CPU), monitor, mouse, keyboard, computer data storage, graphics card, sound card, speakers and motherboard. Computer hardware is there in other words, is the tangible part of a computer – what you can physically touch.
The Most Common Computer Hardware
All the above are tangible parts of a computer (can be touched) and hence computer hardware.
One very confusing thing in thinking of the “Hard” and “Soft” suffixes. Hard and soft here does not mean the hard parts and the soft parts respectively. But rather, the parts that can be touched and the parts that cannot be touched. To learn more about the intagible parts of a computer thus Computer Software, click here.