You are working for a store that sells computers. To help customers select a computer, please prepare a document that we can distribute to potential computer customers. Your document should be user friendly, colorful, easy to read, and convey sufficient information to simplify the task of purchasing a computer.
Prepare a document that explains how to purchase a computer. Give sufficient information so that someone with no computer knowledge can effectively choose between options.
Please include the following in your document:
1.What types of mobile devices are available? Give a brief explanation of each device.
2.Processors (CPU) – define and explain what it does
1.AMD vs. Intel – explain the difference.
3.RAM – define and explain what it does
2.Explain how to determine how much is needed
4.Hard drives – define and explain what it does
5.Optical drives – define and explain what it does
1.Internal vs. External
2.CD, DVD, Blu-ray
6.Video and audio cards
7.Maintaining your system
Minimum Submission Requirements
This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word document.
Your paper must have 1” margins on all sides and be double spaced using a serif font (Times New Roman, Cambria, Palatino, etc.) in 12-point type.
Your paper must be written in standard English using full sentences.
Use paragraphs to separate ideas. Each topic should have its own paragraph (i.e., processor, memory, storage). The terms should be in bold, followed by your definition.
Here is an example: A HDD is a hard disk drive. A hard disk drive may be either external or internal, and it is used to store information and data when not in use.
- Types of mobile devices-
Personal Digital Assistant-
PDA is a Personal Digital Assistant which is consists of computer element, fax, network and internet in a single system.
Examples- Palm pilot, Casio, iPaq, and Sony Clie.
It is a combination of mobile and computer, smartphone provide a platform for user to access data and store any information like mail. (Woyke, E., 2014)
Examples- Samsung, iPhone, Nokia, Blackberry, and Microsoft.
Tablet PCs are a type of notebook computer which is consist of LCD and touchscreen that can be used by fingers. It can be used as a mobile, and textbook.
CPU is defined as a central processing unit which is a type of processor that performs many tasks inside of computer. It is used to transfer data to other computer parts. Components of CPU-
- Control unit
- ALU (arithmetic logic unit).(Anderson, J. S., 2011).
High power consumption, low processing speed.
low power consumption, high processing speed.
Not more affordable
It can be overclocked
Locked at fix clock
- Cores- 2
- Threads – 4.
- Clock speed- 3 to 4 GHz
- Cache- L2
RAM is random access memory which is used to store data and machine code from computer.
- As per requirement RAMcan be use like 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
- Hard driveis a type of disk which is used to store data or information from computer.
- Mechanical driveis a data storage device that uses magnetic disk.
- Solid stateis storage device that uses memory to store information.
- Optical deriveis a disk that uses EM waves to read data from Optical disc. (Anderson, J. S., 2011).
Inexpensive, fast speed
Expensive, slow speed
- CD-compact disc, DVD- Digital video disc, and blue-ray- advance version of DVD.
- Video cards store video file and Audio cards store audio files.
- For security Antivirusand for backup cloud computing can be used.
Anderson, J. S. (2011). Microprocessor Technology. Abingdon: Routledge.
Woyke, E. (2014). The Smartphone: Anatomy of an Industry. United State: The New Press.