The Apple IIGS has a row of sockets, known as ports, on its back panel. Most components can be plugged directly into ports on the computer. (Figure 1-1 shows the components you'll connecteither directly or indirectlyto the ports on the back panel of the Apple IIGS during this chapter.)
Monitor: Displays instructions for using the computer, displays the information you enter
Disk drive: Stores information on disks; retrieves information from disks and sends it to the computer
Keyboard: Lets you type information and send instructions to the computer
Mouse: Lets you send instructions to the computer by pointing at options on the screen instead of typing
Figure 1-1 Components that you'll connect to ports
Figure 1-2 shows the ports and other features on the back panel of the Apple IIGS. Below each port is a visual symbol called an icon, that represents the type of component you plug into the port. For example, the disk drive port is marked with the icon of a disk.
Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Apple IIGS