Low-cost processor suitable for basic tasks such as internet, music, movies.
Processor not suitable for multitasking, and computation intensive tasks such as photo and video editing, etc.
Memory may not be sufficient for simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), engineering and simulation software, etc
Uses conventional harddrive. Higer power consumption, lower shock resistance and longer startup time compared to solid state drive(SSD).
4 hrs battery life is less than average
Basic GPU allows playing less demanding games (WoW, Sims3, etc) at low detail settings and resolution
GPU is not suitable for demanding games (Assassin's creed, Black Ops 2,) even at lowest settings
11.6" screen suitable for portability; too small as desktop replacement or gaming
No built-in CD/DVD drive; Reduces weight but watching movies or installing software from CD/DVD will require separate purchase of optical drive
No integrated webcam; will need separate webcam purchase for video chat (or camera information unavailable)
|Basic Specs||1.1 GHz Celeron 847|
4 GB RAM
3 lbs; 11.6" display; 1366 x 768 resolution
320 GB hard drive
Intel HD Graphics
1366 x 768
3 lbs overall weight
11.22" x 7.95" x 1.09"
No CD or DVD drive
USB 2.0 Ports: 3
USB 2.0 Ports: 3
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