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Unformatted text preview: Student Name: _Nicole Rabe_________________________ 1. List of personal computing needs and wants for the next three years: use of microsoft office use for music upkeep use for some photo editing use for internet searching 2. Comparisons: Chosen Machine (circle) FEATURES: Brand/Model Cost CPU Type Clock Speed Cache size RAM Type and Amount Bus Speed Hard Disk Size and Speed Audio board/card CD/DVD-xx Monitor Specifications Video board/card Specifications PC#1 Yes / No Apple 13" MacBook $1,098 Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz 4 MB 1,024-4,096max/DDR2 800 MHz 80 GB SATA Drive stereo speakers CD-RW/DVD-ROM 13.3 inches/1280x800 64 MB, LCD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 PC#2 Yes / No Sony VAIO FZ290N2 $1,068 Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 2 GHz 2 MB 1,024-4,096max/DDR2 800 MHz 160 GB SATA Drive stereo speakers DVD+-RW DL 15.4 inches/1280x800 1032 MB, LCD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 network adapter, Modem or Network Card Specifications network adapter, wireless IEEE wireless IEEE 802.11a/ 802.11a/b/g/n, b/g/n, bluetooth, bluetooth, 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 Mbps Mbps 2 USB, Express Card Number of Expansion Slots 2 USB, firewire, DVI, 34, memory Stick Duo, Audio, Mini-phone Memory Stick PRO Duo, MMC, SDIO Card Warranty SOFTWARE: OTHER determining factors if needed Overall Summary Justification for your Decision 1 Year Limited Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty MacOS X Windows Vista Business remote control, 6 lbs, 1.4x14x10 magnetic power cord, motion sensor, 5 lbs, 1.08x12.78x8.92 I would buy the Sony laptop for the sole reason of not having to deal with getting Microsoft office put on the Mac Book and dealing wi camp and all the costs associated with it (I'm a poor college student). That put aside, I would definitely go with the Mac Book. The M I would be able to have a larger recently used memory. For me, I only use a computer for the internet, music, and school work- so sp important is not dealing with computer problems and viruses. I have been told that Mac Books are top of the line when it comes to th care plan. I mainly save everything to thumb drives so hard disk size is not as important to me. I also use iTunes very often so havin better than the other. The Mac Book is also a little smaller and a pound less, hence, more compact is better for carrying around. Bu and I currently have a Mac, I know the pain it is converting my files to Microsoft and the expense to put Microsoft on my Mac. So, wh Sony because both laptops satisfy my needs, but the Sony will be less expensive all together and less trouble getting set up. 3. Additional upgrades or peripheral devices (like printers) you would like to have along with their approximate prices: Description Amount Parallels for Mac $79.99 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition $191.99 Brother DCP 130C - multifunction ( color ) printer $86.95 Apple Protection Care Plan $249 Section Number: __5___ ree years: Compare & Contrast Notes MacBook has more Cache memory Sony has more hard drive space Sony has slightly bigger screen Sony has larger video space Both laptops have the expansion slots I would need, I would have liked more USB slots but since both have 2, there is no difference here MacBook is capable of running Microsoft office eason of not having to deal with getting Microsoft office put on the Mac Book and dealing with running in parallels or through boot (I'm a poor college student). That put aside, I would definitely go with the Mac Book. The Mac Book has twice the size of cache, so used memory. For me, I only use a computer for the internet, music, and school work- so speed is important. One other thing oblems and viruses. I have been told that Mac Books are top of the line when it comes to those issues and has a very useful apple umb drives so hard disk size is not as important to me. I also use iTunes very often so having a laptop that created iTunes seems lso a little smaller and a pound less, hence, more compact is better for carrying around. But because all my classes use Microsoft ain it is converting my files to Microsoft and the expense to put Microsoft on my Mac. So, while I'm in school, I would choose the eds, but the Sony will be less expensive all together and less trouble getting set up. to have along with their approximate prices: ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ISYS 210 taught by Professor Ball during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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