|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Battery Life||()||A battery on a computer can be plugged in to recharge however different laptop use batteries quicker.
Note that the battery life varies depending on current power consumption. Batteries can vary from around three to twelve hrs. As the battery gets older the battery life normally will decrease. If you are on the road frequently, it’s best to have a computer with that extra battery power.
|System||There are three varieties of OS; Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OSX and Google Android. All are very advanced operating systems and operate efficiently. Common software packages including Office will only run on MS Windows.
Mac OS is popular for their design and publishing software. Google Android is designed for netbooks and large screen phones.Chrome OS is the new one on the list, it is simple to use for web browsing and writing e-mails.
|RAM||The more RAM in your notebook enables it to complete more jobs at the same time.
memory is often used up if you have large numbers of programs running at the same time. 4GB+ RAM will be perfect for people who enjoys multitask. Heavy usage programmes like Photoshop and the latest games could require 8GB. For normal web browsing 2GB is all that is needed.
|Hard Disk||The harddisk on a laptop is where the songs, movies, photos and data are stored. Hard drives can be measured normally in GB or TB with 1 TB is 1000 GB. Films take up a lot space, the standard film can require between one to two gigabytes. Hard drives frequently range between 128GB to 2TB.|
|Inputs/Outputs||USB ports: 0
|Whether you need to transfer data files or connect up to external hardware such as a monitor or scanner etc, the ports on a computer are required and extremely helpful.
Some of the most used slots you will find on a laptop are USB for connecting external hardware like key-boards and HDMI for connecting to a television.
|Screen Size||–||The screen size on your laptop computer determines the total size of the device. The smallest laptops can be as small as 11″ and the largest are over 18″. A large screen size means better resolution, this is useful when working the device for longer periods. High definition screens have a minimum of 1720×1080 pixels definition.|
|Processor chip||x||The onboard cpu generally determines the speed and power of a computer. The processor plays the role of the brain of the computer. It tells your computer what needs doing and when to do it.
You can choose from a variety of CPU units. The two largest manufactures are Intel and AMD.
In the main Intel CPUs are faster than AMD chips and more costly.