#7: Apple Macbook AIR MQD32
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Battery Life||(54 watt_hours)||Batteries on a computer are rechargeable however some models of laptop drain batteries faster.
Be aware that battery life varies depending on processor and screen utilisation. The batteries should range from around 3-12 hrs. As the computer gets older the battery life will go down. For people out of the office often, it is best to have the laptop with more battery power.
|Central Processing Unit||2x Intel®||The processor generally decides the quickness and strength of a computer. The CPU acts like the brain of the laptop. It tells your computer what to do and when.
You can choose from a number of processor units available. Two of the market leaders are Intel and AMD. For the most part Intel CPUs are better than AMD chips but AMD are cheaper.
|RAM||8192 MB||The more RAM in your laptop means it can do more jobs at the same time.
memory is often over utilised when you have large numbers of web browser tabs open concurrently. 4GB+ RAM is going to be ideal for a person who enjoys multitask. Heavy usage applications like photo editing tools and the latest games could require 8GB. For normal internet browsing 2GB is all that is required.
|Operating System||MAC||There are three types of OS; Windows, Mac OSX and Linux based Android. All are extremely advanced operating systems and run efficiently. Some software packages including Microsoft Office will only run on Windows.
Mac is well known for its design and publishing capabilities. Android is designed for netbooks and smart phones.Chrome OS is a new one on the list, known for being simple to use for browsing online and writing e-mail.
|Connections||USB ports: 4
HDMI ports: 1
|If you wish to move documents or make a connection to devices such as a TV or scanner, the input and output slots on your laptop are essential and very useful.
The common ports you are likely to require on the computer are usually USB for connecting devices such as key boards and HDMI for connecting to a monitor.
|Hard Drive||128 GB||A harddrive on your computer is where all the songs, movies, pictures and data are stored. They are measured in GB or TB and one TB is 1000 GB. Films use a lot rooman average film can require between 1-2 gigabytes.
HDs generally range between one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.
|Screen Size||13.3 inches –||The size of the screen on a laptop or tablet determines the overal physical size of the computer. The smallest laptops can be as small as eleven inches and the biggest are over 18″. Large screen size often means better resolution, which is helpful when working on the laptop for long timeframes. High definition displays have at least a 1720x1080px screen resolution.|