Price and performance trends for computer hardware[1]

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Price and Performance Trends for Computer Hardware The Problem The table below details price and capacity figures for common components of personal computers. Typical prices for microprocessors, random-access memory (RAM), and hard disk storage prices are displayed. The performance of typical components has increased substantially over time so the speed or the capacity is also listed for comparison purposes. Although not all improvements in these components are reflected in these capacity measures, it is interesting to examine trends in these measurable characteristics. The Requirements a) Create a spreadsheet based on the figures below and include a new row for each component, showing the price per unit of capacity (cost per megahertz of speed for microprocessors and cost per megabyte of storage for RAM and
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Unformatted text preview: hard disk devices). b) Create a set of graphs highlighting your results and illustrating trends in price per unit of performance (speed) or capacity. c) Write a short paper discussing the trends you found. How ling do you expect these trends to continue? Why? d) Prepare a summary presentation outlining the points form your paper. Be sure to link your Excel chart into the PowerPoint presentation so it automatically updates when any data change in the spreadsheet. Deliverables Excel spreadsheet Short Paper PowerPoint Slides Name: Student ID: Chapter 3: Case Analysis #2 Price and Performance Trends for Computer Hardware Date of Submission: May 6, 2009 Dr. M. Badamas...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2010 for the course INFORMATIO INSS360 taught by Professor Dr.badamas during the Spring '10 term at Morgan.

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