#7: Dell Inspiron 15 3000
This computer includes 8 GB RAM, a Intel processor and a 39.6 centimetres screen.
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|RAM||8 GB||Increasing random access memory in a laptop computer means it can process more tasks at the same time.
RAM is mainly over utilised if you have large numbers of web browser tabs open concurrently. 4GB+ RAM will be ideal for someone who enjoys multitask. High usage applications such as photo editing tools and newer multiplayer games could require 8GB. When general internet browsing 2GB is all that is required.
|Battery Life||7 hours (40 watt_hours)||A battery on a laptop computers are rechargeable but different laptop drain batteries faster. Keep in mind that battery longevity depends on what you are using the laptop for. Batteries can range from three to twelve hrs. As the computer ages the battery life normally will go down. If you are out of the office often it’s good to choose a computer with more batteries.|
|Inputs/Outputs||USB ports: 3
HDMI ports: 1
|If you need to transfer documents or connect up to hardware such as a monitor or printer etc, the input and output ports on a computer are essential and very helpful. Some of the most common ports you will require on the computer are USB for connecting hardware like printers and HDMI for connecting to the TV.|
|(OS) Operating System||Windows 10||There are three main forms of OS; Windows, Apple Mac and Google Android. These are very advanced systems and run efficiently. Common software packages like MS Office will only run on MS Windows.
Mac is well known for their graphics and iTunes software. Google Android is designed for tablets and large screen phones.Chrome OS is the new addition to this list, known for being simple to use when browsing online and checking e-mail.
|Central Processing Unit||1x Intel Pentium||The CPU usually decides the speed and power of a laptop. The processor plays the role of the mind of your computer. It dictates to the computer what needs doing and when to do it.
You can choose from a variety of CPU options available. The two market leaders are Intel and AMD. In the main Intel chips are faster than AMD and more expensive.
|Hard Drive||1 TB||The harddrive on your computer is where all a users music, videos, photos and data are saved. They are measured in GB or TB and 1 terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Films take up a lot rooman average movie could use between 1-2GB.
Hard disks typically range between one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.
|Screen||39.6 centimetres – 1366 x 768 pixels||The size of the screen on your laptop computer will determine the total physical size of the machine. The tinyest laptops are as small as 11″ and the biggest are over eighteen inches. Large screen size often means higher resolution, this is helpful when working the laptop for longer periods. HD screens have a minimum of 1720 x 1080px definition.|