Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T MTK MT8173
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Screen||33.78 centimetres – 1920 X 1080||The screen size on your laptop computer determines the total size of the laptop. The tinyest laptops can be as small as 11″ while the largest are over 18″. A large screen size can mean higher resolution which is useful when working on the device for longer timeframes. High definition screens have at least a 1720 x 1080px definition.|
|System||Chrome OS||The three main forms of operating system; Windows, Apple Mac and Linux based Android. All are very advanced systems and operate efficiently. Some programmes including Office can only run on Windows. Apple Mac OS is well known for their graphics and publishing software. Google Android is designed for tablets and large screen phones.Chrome OS is a recent one on the list, it is easy to use when browsing the iternet and viewing e-mail.|
|Processor chip||4x MediaTek None||The central processing unit usually decides the speed and strength of your computer. The CPU plays the role of the brain of the computer. It dictates to the computer what to do and when.
You can choose from a number of CPU options available. The two biggest companies are AMD & Intel.
Generally speaking Intel CPUs are better than AMD cpus and more expensive.
|Connectivity||USB ports: 1
HDMI ports: 1
|Whether you need to transfer documents or make a connection to hardware like a TV or printer etc, the slots on your laptop are essential and very useful.
The most used ports you will require on the computer are USB to connect external devices like key boards and HDMI for connecting to your television.
|Hard Disk||64 GB||The hard disk on a laptop is where a users music, movies, photos and files are saved. They are measured in GB or TB with one terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Movies take up the most space, the standard movie should require around one to twoGB.
Hard drives generally range between 128GB to 2TB.
|Random Access Memory||4 GB||Increasing random access memory in a laptop computer means it can process more tasks at the same time.
memory is often over utilised when you have a number of web browser tabs open at the same time. 4GB+ RAM will be ideal for a person who likes to multitask. Heavy usage apps such as Photoshop and newer multiplayer games could require 8GB. For normal internet browsing 2GB is all that is required.
|Battery Life||12 hours (54 watt_hours)||A battery on a laptop can be plugged in to recharge however some models of laptop use the batteries quicker.
Keep in mind that battery life varies depending on processor and screen utilisation. A battery should range between 3-12 hrs. When a battery gets older the battery life will decrease. For people on the road all day it’s best to have the model with that better battery life.