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In English, "peripheral" or "peripheral device" refers to most devices that can be connected to a computer: keyboards, mice, digital cameras, external hard drives, webcams, etc.

Is there an equivalent word in Spanish?

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It's "periférico". It can be used both as a noun ("Un teclado es un periférico") and as an adjective ("Un teclado es un dispositivo periférico").

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I think two good alternatives are periférico used in Spain and dispositivo used in Latin America.

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Thanks, and welcome to Spanish.StackExchange! – jrdioko Dec 30 '11 at 0:34
you're welcome @jrdioko – Mig Dec 30 '11 at 13:26
Periférico is also used in Latin America. – Petruza Dec 31 '11 at 1:51
Mexican here, negativo en dispositivo; Les llamamos periféricos. – Fabián H. jr. Jan 3 '12 at 20:35

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