#3: Dell Inspiron 15 3000
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Screen||39.6 centimetres – 1366 x 768 pixels||The dimensions of the screen on a laptop determines the overal size of the device. The smallest screens can be as small as 11″ and the biggest are over 18″. A large screen size means better resolution, which is useful when working on the computer for long timeframes. High definition displays have a minimum of 1720×1080 px definition.|
|Random Access Memory||8 GB||The more RAM in a laptop means it can process more jobs at the same time.
random access memory is often over utilised when you have a number of programs running at the same time. 4GB+ RAM is going to be ideal for a person who likes to multitask. Heavy usage programmes like Photoshop and newer games could require 8GB. For normal internet browsing 2GB is all that is required.
|Connections||USB ports: 3
HDMI ports: 1
|If you wish to move data files or connect up to external hardware like a television or printing device, the input and output ports on your laptop are required and incredibly useful.
The common ports you are likely to find on the laptop are USB to connect external hardware such as key boards and HDMI for connecting to a video output.
|Processor chip||1x Intel Pentium||The central processing unit usually decides the speed and strength of a laptop. The processor chip acts like the brain of your computer. It dictates to the laptop what needs doing and when to accomplish.
You can choose from a variety of processor chips available. The two market leaders are Intel and AMD.
In the main Intel CPUs are better than AMD and more costly.
|Hard Drive||1 TB||The harddisk on your laptop is where the songs, movies, images and data are saved. HDs are measured in GB or TB with one terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Videos take up a lot spacethe standard film can require around one to twoGB.
Hard drives typically range between 128GB to 2TB.
|Battery||7 hours (40 watt_hours)||A battery on a laptop computers are rechargeable however different laptop drain the batteries quicker. Bare in mind that the battery life varies depending on what you are using the laptop for. The batteries will range between around 3-12 hours. When a computer gets older the battery life will go down. When you are unplugged all day it is good to have the laptop with better battery.|
|Operating System||Windows 10||The three forms of operating system, Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and Google Android. All are very good operating systems and operate well. Common software packages including Microsoft Office can only run on Microsoft Windows.
Apple Mac is popular for their graphics and iTunes software. Google Android works best with netbooks and mobile phones.Google Chrome OS is the new one on the list, known for being easy to use for web browsing and reading E-mails.