#5: Dell Inspiron 15 3000
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|(OS) Operating System||Windows 10||The 3 types of OS; Windows, Mac OSX and Linux based Android. These are very advanced systems and run well. Common software packages including MS Office can only work on Windows. Mac is well known for its design and iTunes capabilities. Google Android is designed for tablets and smart phones.Google Chrome OS is the new one on the list, known for being easy to operate for browsing the iternet and writing e-mail.|
|Screen Resolution||39.6 centimetres – 1366 x 768 pixels||The dimensions of the screen on your laptop will determine the overal physical size of the machine. The tinyest screens are as small as eleven inches and the largest are over 18″. A large screen size can mean higher resolution, which is useful when working the computer for longer timeframes. HD displays have at least a 1720 x 1080px screen resolution.|
|Hard Disk||1 TB||The harddisk on your laptop is where your music, movies, photos and files are saved. They are measured normally in GB or TB and one terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Videos take up a lot spacethe standard feature length film can require between one to twoGB.
Hard drives frequently range between one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.
|RAM||8 GB||More random access memory in a notebook means it can complete more tasks at the same time.
random access memory is mainly over utilised if you have a number of web browser tabs open simultaneously. 4GB+ RAM will be perfect for a person who enjoys multitask. High usage apps like Photoshop and the latest multiplayer games could require 8GB. When general internet browsing 2GB is sufficient.
|Battery Life||7 hours (40 watt_hours)||Batteries on a computer are rechargeable however different laptop drain battery faster.
Be aware that the battery life varies depending on processor and screen utilisation. The batteries can range between around 3-12 hrs. As a computer gets older the battery life can go down. When you are unplugged often, it is good to have the laptop with better battery.
|CPU||1x Intel Pentium||The processor generally decides the speed and strength of your laptop. The processor acts like the brain of your laptop. It tells your laptop what needs doing and when to do it.
You can choose from a number of different CPU units available. The two market leaders are AMD & Intel. Generally speaking Intel processors are faster than AMD processors but more costly.
|Connections||USB ports: 3
HDMI ports: 1
|Whether you need to move files or connect to hardware such as a television or scanner etc, the input/output ports on your laptop are required and incredibly helpful.
Some of the most used ports you are likely to need on the computer are USB for connecting devices like key-boards and HDMI for sending the screen to your TV.