Acer Swift 3 SF314-51
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Hard Drive||128 GB||A hard drive on your computer is where all your songs, videos, photos and documents are saved. Hard drives are measured in GB or TB and 1 terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Films use the most rooman average feature length film could use between 1-2GB. Hard drives typically range between one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.|
|Random Access Memory||8 GB||More memory in your laptop enables it to complete more tasks at once.
RAM is often over utilised if you have a number of web browser tabs open simultaneously. 4GB+ RAM will be perfect for people who likes to multitask. High demand applications like Photoshop and the latest multiplayer games can need up to 8GB. When normal internet browsing 2GB is all that is required.
|Processor chip||2x Intel Core i3 7100U||The CPU usually decides the quickness and power of a laptop. The onboard cpu acts like the brain of the computer. It dictates to the laptop what needs doing and when to accomplish.
You can choose from a number of CPU units available. Two of the largest manufactures are Intel and AMD. Generally speaking Intel chips are quicker than AMD chips and more expensive.
|Screen||35.56 centimetres – 1920 x 1080 pixels||The screen size on your laptop computer will determine the overal physical size of the computer. The tinyest screens are as small as 11″ and the biggest are over 18″. A large screen size often means higher resolution which is useful when working the device for longer timeframes. HD displays have a minimum of 1720x1080px definition.|
|Operating System||Windows 10||There are 3 types of operating system Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OSX and Android. They all are very advanced operating systems and run efficiently. Some programmes including Microsoft Office will only work on MS Windows.
Apple Mac OS is popular for their design and publishing capabilities. Google Android is designed for netbooks and smart phones.Chrome OS is a recent one on the list, it is simple to operate for browsing online and viewing emails.
|Connectivity||USB ports: 2
HDMI ports: 1
|Whether you want to move documents or make a connection to external hardware such as a television or printing device, the input and output slots on a computer are essential and very useful.
The most common slots you are likely to require on a laptop are USB for connecting external devices such as key boards and HDMI for outputting to the monitor.
|Battery||10 hours (48 watt_hours)||Batteries on a computer are rechargeable however different laptop use battery faster.
Be aware that the battery life varies depending on processor and screen utilisation. A battery can vary from three to twelve hours. As a computer gets older the battery life can decrease. If you are unplugged it is good to have a model with that extra battery life.