#9: Apple Macbook AIR MQD32
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Battery||(54 watt_hours)||Batteries on a laptop computers can be plugged in to recharge however different laptop use up batteries faster.
Bare in mind that the battery life varies depending on laptop usage. Batteries can range from around three to twelve hours. When the battery gets older the battery life normally will decrease dramatically. For people out of the office often, it is best to have a computer with more battery power.
|Processor||2x Intel®||The onboard cpu usually determines the speed and strength of your laptop. The onboard cpu acts like the mind of your computer. It tells your computer what to do and when to do it.
You can choose from a variety of processor units. The two biggest companies are AMD & Intel. For the most part Intel CPUs are faster than AMD and more costly.
|Operating System||MAC||There are 3 forms of OS Windows, Mac and Linux based Android. These are extremely good operating systems and run efficiently. Common programmes including Microsoft Office will only work on Microsoft Windows. Mac is well known for its graphics and iTunes capabilities. Android works best with netbooks and large screen phones.Chrome OS is the recent one on the list, it is simple to operate for browsing the iternet and writing email.|
|Screen Resolution||13.3 inches –||The dimensions of the screen on your laptop determines the total physical size of the machine. The smallest screens can be as small as eleven inches and the largest are over 18″. Large screen size means higher resolution which is useful when working on the computer for longer timeframes. High definition screens have at least a 1720 x 1080 px resolution.|
|Hard Disk||128 GB||A harddrive on a laptop is where the songs, movies, pictures and files are saved. They can be measured in gigabytes or terrabytes with one TB is 1000 GB. Movies use a lot room, the standard film can require between 1-2GB.
Hard disks typically range from 128GB to 2TB.
|RAM||8192 MB||Increasing RAM in a laptop means it can process more jobs at once. random access memory is mainly used up when you have a number of programs running simultaneously. 4GB+ RAM will be ideal for a person who enjoys multitask. Heavy demand programmes like image editing and the latest games can require 8GB. For general web browsing 2GB is sufficient.|
|IO Ports||USB ports: 4
HDMI ports: 1
|If you wish to move files or make a connection to devices like a television or printer etc, the slots on your laptop are required and incredibly helpful.
The common ports you are likely to need on the computer are usually USB to connect external devices like mice and HDMI for outputting to your monitor.