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Brand ACER
Processor Intel Pentium M The Pentium mobile processor which ideal for working on the move. Great performance as well as built in wireless.
Processor model number 740 The model of the processor the higher the number the better.
Processor speed 1.70 GHz the clock speed of the processor measured in Ghz. Also comp are the front side bus and cache size of the processor to gi ve a true speed rating of the processor.
Front side bus 533 MHz The path between the processor and the motherboard. It is equivalent to the spoon that the feeds the processor. Larger front side buses are like a large spoon which can feed more information to the processor. This leads to faster running of intensive applications like video editing and gaming.
L2 cache 2 Mb The temporary storage area for frequently or recently accessed data. A larger cache size can help the processor run popular applications such as word processing, 3D games, home photography and video editing faster.
Screen size 15" The size and type of the screen. Bigger screens help to get you more involved in what you are doing. Also look for X b lack screens for better picture quality.
Storage 40 GB Also known as the hard disk drive this is where all of the p rograms and files are stored such as games, music and video. Look for bigger storage if you are ging to be storing large files like music video and games.
RAM 256 Mb Random Access Memory. The short term memory of the PC. The greater the amount of memory allows you to work on more pro grams at a time. Lots of memory is essential for gaming and video editing.
Records CDs 24x Allows you to store lots of information on a CD, great for storing MP3 music files and creating your own CDs
Records DVDs 8x Combo drive which has DVD RW/ DVD ROM/CD ROM/CD RW
Dual layer DVD recording Yes Records double the amount of storage compared to a standard DVD recorder drive 9.4Gb versus 4.7Gb.
Dual format DVD recording Yes Records both plus (+) and (-) formats. Allowing you total recording flexibility to be compatible with all types of DVD players.
Plays CDs 24x Drive enabling access to CD ROM data
Plays DVDs 8x This product will allow you to play DVD discs
Graphics card 64MB shared Dedicated to storing information about images to be displaye d on your monitor
Built in wireless 802.11 b&g Allows easy connection to a existing wireless network such a s in a office or even to any wireless hot spot. You could th en dowload your emails or surf the internet wirelessly.
Product weight (kg) 2.94 kg The weight of the laptop measured in KGs. Look for a light laptop if you are going to be using the laptop on the move.
Operating system MS Windows XP Home The operating system of the laptop which is the filing syste m where all the files and programs are kept.
Built in Bluetooth Not featured
Media card slots Not featured
Play through TV Not featured
Built in Infra red connection Not featured
Ethernet 10 / 100 wired networking Also known as a ethernet card which provides the facility to connect to a wired network in the home or in a office.
Modem 56k Enables communication with others via the telephone line. A modem is used for the internet, e-mail, video-conferencing and faxing.
Sound card Sound blaster pro The type of sound card in the computer. 2.0 = stereo speake rs, 2.1 = two small stereo speakers and one woofer bass spea ker. 5.1 = five small speakers and one woofer bass speaker to give realistic home cinema sound on your PC. Great for g ames and DVDs.
Speakers Stereo builtin produces sound from the laptop. Great for watching DVDs, li stening to music and playing games.
Firewire No
USB port(s) 3 High speed data transfer connection between PC and peripherals
Other features 1 PC card slots Slots for connection of modems and other such devices
Other features 2 hours battery life (up to) The approximate life of the battery in hours. Look for long battery life if you are going to be using the laptop on the move such as on the plane or on a train.
Other features 4 cell li-io - n battery type Battery type
Other features A Mobile office The grade of the laptops ability to work on the move. Impor tant factors are Centrino processor, longer battery life, li ghtweight and wireless LAN.
Other features C Video editing The grade of the laptops ability to edit videos. Important factors to consider are processor power, large graphics card and storage.
Other features C Gaming The grade of the laptops ability to handle gaming. Importan t factors to consider are large graphics card, hard drive an d screen size.
Other features B Home photography The grade of the laptops ability to handle home photography.

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