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. Higer power consumption, lower shock resistance and longer startup time compared to solid state drive(SSD).
Battery life is unknown.
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
14" screen suitable for portability; not ideal as desktop replacement or gaming
Built in CD/DVD drive; allows watching movies and software installation from CD/DVD
Integrated webcam for video chatting
Processing power might not be sufficient for ultra high requirements such as running simulations
|Basic Specs||2.5 GHz 2nd Gen Intel Core i5|
8 GB RAM
5 lbs; 14" display; 1366 x 768 resolution
750 GB hard drive
1366 x 768
|Camera||Built-in 1.3MP HD webcam - Along with an integrated microphone makes it easy to video chat with family and friends.|
5 lbs overall weight
Multiformat DVDRW/CD-RW with double-layer support - Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media.
Bluetooth 4.0 interface - Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.
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