Any peripheral that receives or displays output from a computer. In the picture to the right, is an inkjet printer and a good example of an output device that can make a hard copy of anything on a computer. Below is a listing of all the different computer output devices found on a computer.
Types of output devices
- 3D Printer
- Braille embosser
- Braille reader
- Flat panel
- Computer Output Microfilm (COM)
- Sound card
- Speech-generating device (SGD)
- Video card
Tip: Keep in mind that drives such as a CD-ROM, DVD, and a Floppy diskette drive may be capable of sending the computer information, but they are not output devices. These devices are considered storage devices.