Apple MacBook Pro
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Connectivity||USB ports: 2
|Whether you wish to move data files or make a connection to external devices such as a TV or scanner, the input/output slots on a laptop are required and extremely useful.
The most used slots you are likely to find on a laptop are usually USB for connecting devices such as key-boards and HDMI for sending the screen to your video output.
|CPU||2x Intel Core i5||The processor chip generally decides the quickness and power of your computer. The CPU plays the role of the brain of your laptop. It dictates to the laptop what needs doing and when.
There are a number of different processor units available. Two of the market leaders are AMD & Intel.
For the most part Intel chips are faster than AMD processors but AMD are cheaper.
|Screen Size||13.3 centimetres – 2560 x 1600||The size of the screen on your laptop determines the overal physical size of the computer. The tinyest laptops can be as small as eleven inches while the biggest are over 18″. Large screen size means better resolution, which is helpful when working on the laptop for longer timeframes. High definition displays have a minimum of 1720×1080 px definition.|
|(OS) Operating System||None||The three sorts of operating system Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OSX and Google Android. All are very advanced operating systems and run well. Common programmes including MS Office can only run on MS Windows.
Apple Mac is popular for their design and iTunes software. Google Android is designed for netbooks and smart phones.Google Chrome OS is the recent one on the list, it is easy to use for browsing online and reading emails.
|Battery Life||10 hours (38 watt_hours)||The battery on a laptop can be plugged in to recharge however some models of laptop drain the battery faster.
Bare in mind that battery longevity depends on processor and screen utilisation. A battery should vary from three to twelve hrs. As a battery gets older the battery life can go down. If you are out of the office often it is best to choose the model with extra batteries.
|Hard Drive||256 GB||A hard drive on your computer is where your music, movies, pictures and files are saved. They are measured normally in gigabytes or terrabytes with 1 terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Movies use the most rooman standard feature length film can require between one to twoGB.
Hard disks frequently range from 128GB to 2TB.
|RAM||16 GB||Increasing memory in your laptop means it can process more jobs at once.
RAM is often over utilised when you have large numbers of web browser tabs open simultaneously. 4GB+ RAM will be perfect for someone who enjoys multitask. Heavy demand programmes such as image editing and the latest games can require 8GB. When normal internet browsing 2GB is all that is needed.