#9: Acer Chromebook 14 CB3
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Processor||4x Intel None||The processor generally determines the speed and power of a laptop. The processor chip acts like the brain of the laptop. It dictates to the computer what to do and when. You can choose from a variety of different processor units. The two biggest companies are Intel and AMD. Generally speaking Intel CPUs are quicker than AMD chips but more expensive.|
|Battery Life||12 hours (45 watt_hours)||Batteries on a laptop computers are rechargeable however different laptop drain the batteries quicker.
Bare in mind that battery life depends on processor and screen utilisation. A battery can range between around three to twelve hrs. When the computer gets older the battery life normally will go down. For people on the road frequently, it is best to choose a model with better battery.
|Screen Size||35.56 centimetres – 1920 X 1080||The dimensions of the screen on a laptop will determine the total size of the laptop. The tinyest laptops are as small as eleven inches and the largest are over 18″. A large screen size means better resolution, this is helpful when working on the computer for long timeframes. HD screens have a minimum of 1720 x 1080 px screen resolution.|
|Connectivity||USB ports: 2
HDMI ports: 1
|If you want to move data files or connect to hardware such as a TV or scanner etc, the input and output slots on a computer are required and very helpful. Some of the most common ports you are likely to find on the computer are USB for connecting external devices like printers and HDMI for outputting to the television.|
|Operating System||Chrome OS||There are 3 main types of operating system, Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX and Linux based Android. They all are extremely advanced operating systems and run efficiently. Some programmes like Microsoft Office will only work on Windows. Apple Mac OSX is popular for its design and publishing software. Android is designed for netbooks and smart phones.Chrome OS is a recent addition to this list, known for being simple to operate when browsing the iternet and reading E-mails.|
|Random Access Memory||4 GB||Increasing RAM in a laptop enables it to process more jobs at the same time.
memory is often used up if you have a number of programs running simultaneously. 4GB+ RAM will be perfect for someone who likes to multitask. High usage applications like image editing and newer games could require 8GB. For normal web browsing 2GB is all that is needed.
|Hard Drive||32 GB||The hard disk on a laptop is where a users songs, videos, photos and data are stored. HDs can be measured normally in gigabytes or terrabytes and 1 terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Movies take up the most space, the standard movie should use between 1-2 gigabytes.
Hard disks frequently range from one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.