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
Memory sufficient for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), basic photo and video editing
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. 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
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
1.6 GHz 2nd Gen Intel Core i5
4 GB RAM
3.9 lbs; 14" display
500 GB hard drive
|Camera||Built-in 1.3MP high-definition webcam - Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends.|
3.9 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 3.0 HS interface - Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.
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