ASUS X542UA-GO254T VivoBook
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Hard Drive||1000 GB||The harddrive on a laptop is where a users music, movies, images and data are stored. They are measured normally in GB or TB and 1 terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Movies take up a lot room, the standard movie should require around one to two gigabytes.
Hard disks frequently range between one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.
|Inputs/Outputs||USB ports: 4
HDMI ports: 1
|Whether you wish to transfer documents or make a connection to external hardware such as a TV or printer, the input/output slots on your laptop are essential and extremely helpful.
Some of the common ports you will require on a laptop are USB for connecting external hardware such as scanners and HDMI for outputting to your external monitor.
|Battery Life||8 hours (38 watt_hours)||Batteries on a laptop computers are rechargeable however some models of laptop drain battery quicker.
Note that battery longevity varies depending on usage. Batteries can range between around three to twelve hrs. When a computer gets older the battery life will go down. If you are unplugged frequently it’s good to have a computer with better battery.
|RAM||8 GB||More random access memory in a notebook means it can do more tasks at once.
RAM is mainly used up when you have a number of web browser tabs open at the same time. 4GB+ RAM is going to be ideal for someone who enjoys multitask. High demand applications like image editing and newer multiplayer games can need up to 8GB. When general web browsing 2GB is all that is needed.
|Processor||2x Intel Core i7||The processor chip generally determines the speed and power of a laptop. The processor acts like the mind of your laptop. It tells your laptop what to do and when.
You can choose from a number of different processor units. The two largest manufactures are Intel and AMD. Generally speaking Intel CPUs are faster than AMD but AMD are cheaper.
|Screen||15.6 centimetres – 1366 x 768 pixels||The size of the screen on your laptop computer will determine the overal physical size of the device. The smallest screens are as small as 11″ while the largest are over eighteen inches. A large screen size can mean better resolution which is useful when working on the laptop for longer timeframes. HD displays have a minimum of 1720×1080 px screen resolution.|
|(OS) Operating System||Windows 10||The three main forms of operating system, Windows, Apple Mac and Linux based Android. They all are extremely good operating systems and operate well. Some programmes including MS Office can only run on Windows.
Apple Mac is well known for their graphics and publishing software. Android works best with netbooks and mobile phones.Google Chrome OS is a recent one on the list, it is easy to use when web browsing and viewing E-mail.