#3: Apple Macbook AIR MQD32
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Screen||13.3 inches –||The dimensions of the screen on a laptop or tablet determines the total physical size of the computer. The smallest laptops can be as small as 11″ while the largest are over 18″. A large screen size can mean higher resolution which is useful when working the computer for long periods. High definition screens have a minimum of 1720×1080 px resolution.|
|Operating System||MAC||The 3 main sorts of OS; Windows, Apple Mac OSX and Linux based Android. These are extremely good systems and operate efficiently. Common software packages like Microsoft Office can only work on Windows. Mac OS is well known for their design and iTunes capabilities. Android works best with tablets and mobile phones.Chrome OS is the new addition to this list, it is easy to operate when browsing the iternet and checking e-mail.|
|RAM||8192 MB||The more RAM in a laptop computer means it can process more jobs at the same time.
random access memory is mainly used up when you have a number of programs running at the same time. 4GB+ RAM will be ideal for people who enjoys multitask. Heavy demand programmes like image editing and the latest games could require 8GB. When general web browsing 2GB is sufficient.
|Hard Drive||128 GB||The hard disk on your laptop is where all the songs, movies, images and files are saved. HDs are measured in GB or TB and one terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Movies take up the most spacethe average film could require around one to twoGB.
HDs generally range between one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.
|CPU||2x Intel®||The CPU usually determines the quickness and strength of your laptop. The processor acts like the mind of the laptop. It tells your laptop what to do and when to do it. There are a variety of different CPU units. Two of the largest manufactures are AMD & Intel.
In the main Intel processors are quicker than AMD cpus but more expensive.
|Battery||(54 watt_hours)||A battery on a laptop are rechargeable however some models of laptop use up batteries quicker.
Bare in mind that battery longevity depends on current power consumption. A battery will range between around three to twelve hours. When the computer gets older the battery life normally will decrease dramatically. For people on the road frequently it is good to choose the model with better battery power.
|Inputs/Outputs||USB ports: 4
HDMI ports: 1
|Whether you wish to move files or connect to external devices such as a television or printing device, the ports on a laptop are essential and very helpful.
The common ports you are likely to need on the laptop are usually USB for connecting external hardware such as keyboards and HDMI for sending the screen to the television.