Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Processor chip||2x Intel Celeron||The processor usually determines the speed and power of a laptop. The processor plays the role of the mind of the computer. It dictates to the laptop what to do and when to do it.
You can choose from a variety of processor units. The two market leaders are Intel and AMD.
Generally speaking Intel chips are quicker than AMD chips and more expensive.
|IO Ports||USB ports: 2
HDMI ports: 1
|If you need to move files or connect to devices such as a monitor or printing device, the slots on a computer are essential and incredibly helpful.
The most common ports you are likely to need on the computer are usually USB for connecting hardware such as key boards and HDMI for connecting to the television.
|Screen||35.56 centimetres – 1366 x 768 pixels||The screen size on a laptop will determine the overal physical size of the machine. The tinyest laptops can be as small as 11″ and the biggest are over 18″. Large screen size means better resolution, this is helpful when working the device for long periods. HD displays carry at least a 1720 x 1080 pixels resolution.|
|Hard Drive||32 GB||The harddrive on a computer is where your music, movies, images and documents are stored. Hard drives are measured in gigabytes or terrabytes and 1 terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Videos take up a lot room, an standard feature length film should require between 1-2 gigabytes. Hard drives generally range from one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.|
|RAM||2 GB||Increasing memory in your laptop enables it to complete more tasks at once.
random access memory is often over utilised if you have large numbers of web browser tabs open simultaneously. 4GB+ RAM will be ideal for a person who enjoys multitask. High demand applications like image editing and newer multiplayer games can require 8GB. For normal internet browsing 2GB is all that is needed.
|Operating System||Chrome OS||The three main varieties of OS; Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and Android. These are extremely advanced operating systems and operate efficiently. Common programmes including Microsoft Office can only run on Windows.
Mac OSX is popular for their graphics and publishing capabilities. Android is designed for netbooks and mobile phones.Chrome OS is the recent one on the list, known for being easy to use when web browsing and writing e-mails.
|Battery||14 hours (45 watt_hours)||Batteries on a computer can be recharged however different laptop drain battery faster.
Bare in mind that the battery life varies depending on processor and screen utilisation. A battery can range from around three to twelve hours. As a laptop gets older the battery life can go down. For people out of the office often, it is best to have the model with that more battery.