Laptops Key Terms
Some basic key terms for laptop computersMore and more businesses these days are sending out staffers with a credit card and a vague mission: "Get a laptop." Buying laptop computers has become an art in itself. Also known as notebooks, there are a lot of details to look out for, and there are some basic terms that every buyer should know before stepping into the store. Here are a few of these very critical key terms for looking at laptops for business use and long-term asset management.
Mac and PC
ProcessorThe computer processor is sometimes called the "brains" of the computer. The processor is the component that drives the calculations and work done by the computer to deliver the results a user sees on the screen. Processor speed and design are very important in choosing a laptop.
Operating systemHere again, there are different options for an operating system. Mac and PC models each have their own types of operating systems, and these get updated frequently by Apple and Microsoft (the maker of operating systems for PCs).
Security featuresAnother thing to think about when looking at laptops is security features. Security features are offerings by software companies that help protect a computer from viruses, malware or other attacks by hackers. Microsoft and Apple have their own security programs, and other independent ones are available as well.
Wi-fi readyA wi-fi ready laptop is one that has a wireless connection card built in so that the user doesn't need any more hardware to connect to a wi-fi network.
RefurbishedOften, the price tag on a new laptop is not what the buyer would have liked to see. For these occasions, a buyer can look at refurbished laptops. A refurbished laptop is a laptop that has gone back to the manufacturer for some reason or another to be worked into a fully functional unit. Because of high refurbishing standards at many manufacturing facilities, refurbished laptops often present a solid and appealing option.
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