Hardwares are physical and tangible parts of a computer, in other words all of those computer parts are hardwares which can be seen or touched or have some mass.

Properties of Hardwares:

  1. They can be seen or touched.
  2. They have some mass.

Examples of Hardwares:

Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, CPU, RAM ROM Memory etc


Softwares are logical parts of a computer, softwares can not be seen or touched. Actually they are program coding written in some programming languages like C, C++, JAVA VB.Net etc

Properties of Softwares:

  1. They can not be seen or touched.
  2. They can be downloaded from internet.
  3. They can be upgrade wherever required.

Examples of softwares:

MS Windows, MS Office, Tally, Corel Draw etc