Sufficient processing power for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), advanced photo and video editing, 3D graphics, virtualization software(parallels), file and harddrive encryption
Large amount of memory sufficient for memory intensive applications
Uses conventional harddrive. Higher power consumption, lower shock resistance and longer startup time compared to solid state drive(SSD).
Battery life is unknown.
14" screen suitable for portability; not ideal 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)
Processing power might not be sufficient for ultra high requirements such as running simulations
2.4 GHz Core i5-4200M
8 GB RAM
10.1 lbs; 14" display; 1366 x 768 resolution
750 GB hard drive
1366 x 768
10.1 lbs overall weight
20.31" x 4.50" x 14.58"
No CD or DVD drive
USB 2.0 Ports: 1
USB 2.0 Ports: 1
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