CISC101_extracredit6 - Holly Zakos CISC 101 VA 18 November...

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__________ Holly Zakos CISC 101 - VA 18 November 2009 Extra Credit – Class Ten Technology in Action Chapter 6: Evaluating Your System: Understanding and Assessing Hardware 1. Your Ideal System · 13-16” laptop PC with LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display · Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor · 500 GB - 1 TB hard drive · 4 - 8GB RAM · Audiohub Notebook Speaker System – laptops usually have bad built-in speakers. · I’d need one with at least 4 USB ports, 6 would be preferable. And some kind of port that would enable me to connect my laptop to a TV. 2. Future Systems – In the future voice recognition software will be perfected so we’ll have no need to have a mouse or keyboard. There will be huge 40” monitors for the price we’d currently pay for a 20” one, and motherboards, hard drives, and processors will be so small that they can fit in the monitor itself. Storage devices will have highly increased capacity and be the size of a flash drive. 3. Portable Storage Solutions – The most popular alternative storage is a flash-drive. They can hold much more data than floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs. They’re difficult to break or
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