Acer NX.GC2EK.003 Chromebook 14 CB3-431
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|RAM||2 GB||The more RAM in a notebook means it can complete more tasks at the same time. random access memory is often used up if you have large numbers of programs running simultaneously. 4GB+ RAM is going to be ideal for people who enjoys multitask. High usage applications like photo editing tools and the latest multiplayer games could need up to 8GB. For normal web browsing 2GB is all that is required.|
|CPU||2x Intel Celeron||The processor chip usually determines the speed and strength of a laptop. The processor plays the role of the mind of the laptop. It tells your laptop what to do and when to accomplish.
There are a variety of different CPU chips. The two market leaders are Intel and AMD.
Generally speaking Intel chips are faster than AMD chips but more expensive.
|Screen||35.56 centimetres – 1366 x 768 pixels||The size of the screen on a laptop will determine the overal physical size of the machine. The smallest screens are as small as 11″ while the largest are over 18″. Large screen size often means higher resolution, this is useful when working the laptop for long periods. HD displays have a minimum of 1720 x 1080 px screen resolution.|
|(OS) Operating System||Chrome OS||There are three main forms of operating system, Windows, Mac OSX and Linux based Android. These are very good operating systems and run well. Some programmes like MS Office will only run on MS Windows.
Apple Mac is well known for its design and publishing software. Google Android works best with netbooks and smart phones.Google Chrome OS is a recent addition to this list, it is simple to use when web browsing and viewing E-mail.
|Connections||USB ports: 2
HDMI ports: 1
|Whether you need to move files or connect to external hardware such as a TV or printer, the slots on your computer are essential and incredibly useful. The most used slots you are likely to need on the laptop are USB for connecting hardware such as mice and HDMI for outputting to a television.|
|Hard Drive||32 GB||The hard disk on a computer is where all a users songs, movies, pictures and documents are stored. They are measured normally in GB or TB with one terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Videos take up the most space, an average movie can require around 1-2 gigabytes.
Hard disks frequently range between 128GB to 2TB.
|Battery Life||14 hours (45 watt_hours)||The battery on a laptop can be plugged in to recharge however different laptop drain the battery faster.
Note that the battery life depends on processor and screen utilisation. The batteries can vary from around three to twelve hrs. As the battery gets older the battery life normally will go down. If you are unplugged often it’s good to choose a laptop with extra battery.