Lenovo Ideapad 100S
This is another offering by Lenovo. The unit has a weight of 998 g and dimensions of 31.6 x 22.2 x 7 cm. The internal 32 GB hard disk provides lots storage for movies and photos. I don’t wish to confuse you with tech jargon, so I have compiled a short summary.
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Central Processing Unit||4x Intel Atom Z3735||The processor generally determines the quickness and strength of your laptop. The processor acts like the mind of the laptop. It tells your computer what needs doing and when to do it. There are a variety of CPU options. Two of the market leaders are AMD & Intel.
In the main Intel chips are better than AMD chips but more costly.
|RAM||2 GB||More random access memory in a notebook means it can complete more jobs at the same time.
random access memory is mainly over utilised when you have large numbers of web browser tabs open at the same time. 4GB+ RAM is going to be ideal for people who enjoys multitask. High usage apps like photo editing tools and the latest games could require 8GB. For general internet browsing 2GB is all that is required.
|Screen||11.6 inches –||The size of the screen on your laptop or tablet determines the total physical size of the computer. The smallest laptops can be as small as eleven inches while the biggest are over 18″. A large screen size can mean better resolution, this is useful when working the laptop for longer periods. High definition screens have a minimum of 1720×1080 pixels screen resolution.|
|Connectivity||USB ports: 0
|Whether you want to move documents or connect up to hardware like a TV or printing device etc, the input and output ports on your laptop are essential and very helpful. Some of the common slots you are likely to require on a computer are USB to connect external devices like key boards and HDMI for connecting to the television.|
|Battery Life||8 hours (31.9 watt_hours)||The battery on a computer can be plugged in to recharge but some models of laptop use up the battery quicker.
Bare in mind that battery longevity varies depending on processor and screen utilisation. Batteries can range between around three to twelve hrs. As a battery ages the battery life will decrease dramatically. For people unplugged frequently, it is good to have the computer with better battery.
|Operating System||Windows 10||The 3 forms of OS; Windows, Apple Mac OSX and Google Android. All are very good operating systems and operate well. Some software packages like Microsoft Office can only work on MS Windows.
Mac OS is well known for their design and iTunes software. Google Android works best with netbooks and mobile phones.Google Chrome OS is a new addition to this list, it is easy to operate for web browsing and checking e-mail.
|Hard Drive||32 GB||A harddrive on a computer is where all your music, movies, pictures and documents are saved. Hard drives can be measured normally in GB or TB and 1 TB is 1000 GB. Films use a lot room, an average feature length film should require between 1-2GB. Hard disks commonly range between one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.|