Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
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 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.
2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor model *
The model number for the processor in a computer.
Processor boost frequency
The turbo boost is an automatic, managed accelleration of the processor when one of the cores is overloaded.
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.
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 i7-2600 Mobile series
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes
PCI Express slots version
PCI Express configurations
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio)
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.
Maximum internal memory *
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
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.
1 x 2 + 1 x 4
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.
Number of hard drives installed
The number of hard drives built into the device.
Hard drive capacity
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
Hard drive speed
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
Compatible memory cards
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, 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.
Discrete graphics adapter *
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 3000
Discrete graphics adapter model *
A graphics adapter (often known as a video card) generates images for a display. A discrete graphics adapter plugs into the motherboard, and usually produces much better graphics than an integrated graphics adapter. There are various models of discrete graphics adapters.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
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.
Discrete graphics adapter memory
Discrete graphics memory type
The maximum number of pixels that can be displayed in the image. It is usually quoted as width × height,: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels.
2048 x 1536 pixels
Maximum graphics adapter memory
On-board graphics adapter ID
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate
1600 x 1200 pixels
External video modes refresh rate (max)
System used to play music or speech.
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.
Optical disc recording technology, created by Hewlett-Packard (HP), that uses specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels with text or graphics, as opposed to stick-on labels and printable discs.
Disc types supported
The types of disc which can be used with this device.
DVD-R Double Layer read speed
DVD-R Double Layer write speed
DVD+R Double Layer read speed
DVD+R Double Layer write speed
BD-R Dual Layer write speed
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.
Ethernet LAN *
An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
The type of bluetooth technology in the product e.g. Bluetooth Smart (v4.0).
Type of cable technology performance.