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Which of the following devices is used to convert hardcopy into softcopy?
1. Printer
2. Scanner
3. Trackball
4. Monitor

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Scanner

The correct answer is Scanner.

  • Scanner devices are used to convert hardcopy into softcopy.

  • Scanner
    • The scanner is a type of input device.
    • A scanner is only able to send information to the computer and cannot receive information from the computer like a printer (which is an output device).

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  • Input device 
    • An input device is a piece of computer hardware equipment used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system such as a computer or information appliance.
    • Examples of input devices include keyboards, mouse, scanners, digital cameras and joysticks.
    • Speakers are one of the most common output devices used with computer systems.
  • Output Unit
    • An output device is any piece of computer hardware equipment that converts information into human-readable form.
    • It can be text, graphics, tactile, audio, and video. Some of the output devices are Visual Display Units i.e. a Monitor, Printer graphic Output devices, Plotters, Speakers etc.

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