Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Here is the latest offering from Apple.
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Screen Size||13.30 inches – 2560 x 1600 pixels||The dimensions of the screen on a laptop computer will determine the total physical size of the device. The smallest laptops can be as small as eleven inches while the largest are over eighteen inches. A large screen size often means better resolution, this is useful when working on the computer for long periods. HD screens have a minimum of 1720×1080 pixels screen resolution.|
|Operating System||macOS||The 3 main types of operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux based Android. They all are extremely good systems and operate efficiently. Some software packages including Microsoft Office can only work on Microsoft Windows. Apple Mac OS is popular for its graphics and iTunes capabilities. Android works best with tablets and large screen phones.Chrome OS is a new one on the list, it is easy to operate when browsing the iternet and reading emails.|
|Connections||USB ports: 6
HDMI ports: 1
|Whether you need to move data files or connect up to external devices like a monitor or printer, the input and output ports on a computer are required and incredibly useful.
The most used slots you are likely to find on the laptop are usually USB to connect external devices such as key boards and HDMI for connecting to your television.
|Processor||2x Intel Core i5||The onboard cpu generally decides the speed and power of your laptop. The processor chip acts like the brain of the computer. It dictates to the computer what needs doing and when to accomplish. There are a number of different CPU units available. The two biggest companies are AMD & Intel. Generally speaking Intel CPUs are quicker than AMD cpus and AMD are cheaper.|
|Hard Disk||128 GB||The hard disk on a computer is where a users music, videos, photos and data are stored. Hard drives are measured normally in gigabytes or terrabytes and one terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Videos take up the most space, an standard movie could use between one to two gigabytes. Hard disks commonly range from one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.|
|Random Access Memory||8 GB||Increasing RAM in your laptop means it can complete more jobs at once.
RAM is mainly over utilised if you have a number of web browser tabs open at the same time. 4GB+ RAM is going to be perfect for someone who likes to multitask. Heavy usage applications like photo editing tools and newer games can require 8GB. When general internet browsing 2GB is all that is required.
|Battery||10 hours (84 watt_hours)||A battery on a laptop computers are rechargeable however some models of laptop use up the battery quicker.
Bare in mind that the battery life varies depending on current power consumption. The batteries can vary from around three to twelve hours. As a computer gets older the battery life normally will decrease dramatically. If you are unplugged all day, it is best to have a laptop with that extra battery.