Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Operating System||macOS||The 3 main sorts of OS; Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and Android. These are extremely advanced systems and operate efficiently. Some software packages like Microsoft Office can only work on MS Windows.
Mac OS is popular for their graphics and iTunes software. Android is designed for tablets and large screen phones.Chrome OS is a new addition to this list, it is easy to operate when browsing online and checking e-mails.
|Processor chip||2x Intel Core i5||The onboard cpu generally determines the speed and strength of a computer. The onboard cpu acts like the brain of the laptop. It dictates to the computer what needs doing and when to do it. There are a variety of CPU options. The two market leaders are Intel and AMD. For the most part Intel CPUs are better than AMD chips but more expensive.|
|Battery Life||10 hours (84 watt_hours)||The battery on a laptop can be plugged in to recharge but different laptop drain batteries faster. Keep in mind that the battery life depends on what you are using the laptop for. A battery should vary from around three to twelve hrs. When a battery ages the battery life normally will go down. If you are out of the office often, it’s good to choose the model with that extra battery power.|
|Random Access Memory||8 GB||The more random access memory in your laptop computer enables it to complete more jobs at once.
RAM is mainly over utilised when you have large numbers of web browser tabs open at the same time. 4GB+ RAM is going to be perfect for someone who likes to multitask. Heavy usage apps like image editing and the latest games can require 8GB. When general internet browsing 2GB is sufficient.
|Screen Size||13.30 inches – 2560 x 1600 pixels||The size of the screen on your laptop will determine the overal size of the computer. The tinyest laptops can be as small as 11″ while the largest are over 18″. A large screen size can mean better resolution, which is useful when working the laptop for longer periods. HD displays have at least a 1720×1080 px resolution.|
|Hard Disk||128 GB||A harddisk on your laptop is where all a users music, movies, photos and files are saved. They can be measured in gigabytes or terrabytes and one terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Movies use a lot spacethe average movie should require between 1-2GB.
HDs generally range from one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.
|IO Ports||USB ports: 6
HDMI ports: 1
|If you need to transfer data files or make a connection to devices such as a TV or printing device, the input and output ports on a laptop are required and extremely helpful.
The common slots you will find on a computer are usually USB for connecting devices such as printers and HDMI for outputting to a video output.