Lenovo Ideapad 100S
|Feature||Spec||What it means|
|Hard Drive||The hard drive on your laptop is where all a users songs, videos, photos and files are saved. They can be measured normally in gigabytes or terrabytes and one terrabyte is 1000 gigabytes. Videos take up the most roomthe average movie can use between 1-2GB.
Hard drives frequently range from one hundred gigabytes to two terrabytes.
|Screen||–||The size of the screen on a laptop computer will determine the overal physical size of the machine. The tinyest screens are as small as eleven inches and the biggest are over 18″. Large screen size means better resolution, this is useful when working the laptop for long timeframes. HD displays have at least a 1720 x 1080px resolution.|
|(OS) Operating System||There are 3 types of OS, Windows, Mac OSX and Android. They all are very good systems and run efficiently. Common software packages like MS Office will only work on Microsoft Windows. Mac is well known for its design and publishing software. Google Android works best with tablets and smart phones.Chrome OS is the new addition to this list, known for being simple to operate for browsing the iternet and checking E-mail.|
|Battery Life||()||The battery on a laptop computers are rechargeable however different laptop use battery faster.
Note that battery life varies depending on current power consumption. A battery will range from 3-12 hrs. As the computer gets older the battery life will decrease. If you are out of the office often, it’s best to have a model with more battery life.
|Ports||USB ports: 0
|Whether you wish to transfer files or connect to devices such as a TV or printing device etc, the input and output slots on a computer are essential and very useful.
Some of the common slots you will need on the computer are usually USB for connecting external devices like key boards and HDMI for connecting to a external monitor.
|Processor chip||x||The processor chip usually determines the speed and strength of your computer. The CPU plays the role of the brain of the laptop. It dictates to the laptop what to do and when to accomplish.
You can choose from a variety of processor options. The two market leaders are AMD & Intel.
For the most part Intel CPUs are faster than AMD chips but more expensive.
|RAM||More random access memory in your laptop enables it to process more jobs at the same time. random access memory is mainly over utilised when you have a number of web browser tabs open simultaneously. 4GB+ RAM will be perfect for someone who enjoys multitask. High demand applications like image editing and newer games could require 8GB. For general internet browsing 2GB is sufficient.|