Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Hard Drive||128 GB||A hard drive on a laptop is where all the songs, videos, photos and documents are stored. HDs can be measured normally in GB or TB and 1 terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Videos use the most room, the average film could use between 1-2 gigabytes.
Hard disks commonly range between one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.
|Random Access Memory||8 GB||The more random access memory in your laptop enables it to process more jobs at once.
random access memory is often over utilised when you have a number of programs running at the same time. 4GB+ RAM is going to be perfect for a person who likes to multitask. Heavy demand applications such as Photoshop and the latest games can require 8GB. When normal internet browsing 2GB is all that is needed.
|(OS) Operating System||macOS||There are three main types of OS Windows, Mac and Google Android. They all are extremely advanced operating systems and run efficiently. Common software packages like MS Office will only run on Windows. Mac is well known for its graphics and publishing capabilities. Android is designed for netbooks and mobile phones.Chrome OS is the new addition to this list, known for being simple to use when browsing the iternet and checking email.|
|Connectivity||USB ports: 6
|If you need to transfer files or make a connection to devices such as a television or printer, the input/output slots on your laptop are required and extremely helpful.
The most used slots you will need on the computer are usually USB for connecting external hardware such as scanners and HDMI for outputting to a video output.
|Screen Size||13.30 inches – 2560×1600||The screen size on a laptop determines the overal size of the laptop. The tinyest screens are as small as eleven inches and the biggest are over eighteen inches. Large screen size means better resolution, this is helpful when working on the device for long timeframes. High definition displays have at least a 1720 x 1080 pixels resolution.|
|Battery Life||10 hours (84 watt_hours)||A battery on a laptop computers can be recharged however some models of laptop use the batteries faster.
Keep in mind that battery longevity varies depending on what you are using the laptop for. Batteries will vary from around three to twelve hrs. As a laptop gets older the battery life normally will decrease. For people on the road, it’s good to have a computer with that extra battery.
|Processor||2x Intel Core i5||The CPU usually determines the speed and strength of a laptop. The central processing unit acts like the mind of the laptop. It dictates to the laptop what to do and when to accomplish.
There are a number of different processor options. The two biggest companies are Intel and AMD.
In the main Intel processors are faster than AMD cpus but more expensive.