which consists of a keyboard
and a monitor
, and a connection
to a full-fledged (intelligent) computer
usually a server
PC, minicomputer, or a mainframe computer
. Dumb terminals have no 'intelligence' (data processing or number crunching power) and depend entirely on the computer (to which they are connected) for computations, data storage
, and retrieval. Dumb terminals are used by airlines, banks, and other such firms for inputting data to, and recalling it from, the connected computer.