Form factor *
The shape or design of the product.
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
39.6 cm (15.6")
Display resolution *
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
1366 x 768 pixels
A screen of a laptop, smartphone, etc., that responds to touch so you can control the interface using your fingers.
A backlight is a form of illumination used in liquid crystal displays (LCDs). One type of backlight is made by LEDs, which can be either white or RGB (red green blue). White LEDs are used most often in notebooks and desktop screens, and in virtually all mobile LCD screens. RGB LEDs for backlighting are found in high-end color proofing displays such as HP DreamColor LP2480zx monitor or selected HP EliteBook notebooks, as well as newer consumer grade displays such as Dell's Studio series laptops which have an optional RGB LED display.
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of a shape to its height. For example, 4:3 is common for standard displays and 16:9 is the ratio for Widescreen TV.
Processor frequency *
The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor model *
The model number for the processor in a computer.
The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).
System bus rate
A bus is a communication system that transfers data between components inside a computer, or between computers. The system bus rate is the speed at which data is transferred in this communication system.
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Processor cache type
The manufacturer that produced the processor.
Number of processors supported
The quantity of processors which can be used by the product.
Maximum number of SMP processors
The process which is performed by the processor e.g. CPU (Central Processing Unit).
Processor operating modes
Operating modes for the processors that place restrictions on the type and scope of operations for certain processes run by the CPU. This design allows the operating system to run with more privileges than application software.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes
PCI Express slots version
PCI Express configurations
Number of Processing Die Transistors
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio)
Processing Die size
Conflict Free processor
"Conflict free" means "DRC conflict free", which is defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules to mean products that do not contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold) that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.
ECC supported by processor
Internal memory *
A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.
Internal memory type *
The type of internal memory such as RAM, GDDR5.
Memory clock speed
The frequency at which the memory (e.g. RAM) runs.
Memory layout (slots x size)
The slots and size of the memory for the CPU.
2 x 2 GB
Number and type of memory expansion slots, including connector and memory module descriptions.
Total storage capacity *
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
Storage media *
Used for the storage of date e.g. HDD (hard disk drive), SSD (solid-state drive).
Card reader integrated *
The device includes a card reader e.g. a card reader in the disk bay of a computer or thin client to permit log-on using smart/pin cards.
Hard drive interface
The way that a hard disk drive (HDD) is connected to the rest of the computer through a 'bus' such as ATA or SCSI.
Compatible memory cards
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
On-board graphics adapter *
Graphics hardware which is built into the motherboard or CPU, as opposed to a separate graphics adapter (video card). On-board graphics uses CPU and RAM for graphics processing.
On-board graphics adapter model *
"Graphic adapter" is the hardware that produces images on a display. "On-board" means that the graphics adapter is intergrated inside the motherboard.
Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter family
Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter base frequency
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics)
The feature may not be available on all computing systems. Functionality, performance, and other benefits of this feature may vary depending on system configuration.
System used to play music or speech.
The device contains speaker(s) to produce sound.
Number of built-in speakers
Microphone that is found inside the product.
Front camera resolution (numeric)
Optical drive type *
An optical drive uses laser to read optical discs such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray. Some types of optical drive are: CD ROM drive, CR-RW (CD writer) drive, DVD-ROM.
Bluetooth is a low-power radio technology developed to replace the cables and wires currently used to link or connect electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, and a wide variety of handheld devices including mobile phones. Because it uses radio-wave connectivity, a Bluetooth-enabled device has a constant, established connection to whatever browser it uses. This saves the user the trouble of logging on to check for emails or news updates, for example.
Third generation of mobile telecommunications technology, 3G finds application in wireless voice telephony, mobile Internet access, fixed wireless Internet access, video calls and mobile TV.
Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
Wi-Fi standards *
The type of wireless local area network (LAN). It can be ad-hoc, where units in a network communicate peer-to-peer, or Infrastructure, where units communicate with each other via an access point A LAN interconnects computers in a small area e.g. home, school or office.
IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN *
An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
Ethernet LAN data rates
The different speed levels of the Ethernet LAN connection.
Type of cable technology performance.
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
HDMI ports quantity *
The number of sockets (ports) for HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity
The nunber of eSATA/USB 2.0 ports (connection sockets).
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity
Number of VGA (D-Sub) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The VGA (D-Sub) connector is a 15 pin connector between a computer and a monitor. It was first introduced in 1987 by IBM.
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface to connect a video source to a display device, such as a computer monitor.
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.