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Key Features Explained

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Explanation of key terms:

Wireless Terminology

Wireless Standards: Current generation of standards are 802.11n , 802.11ac

·        Single Band (2.4 GHz)

·        Single band supports only the 2.4GHz band

·        Lots of wireless devices (phones, computers, appliances, etc) use this band – therefore, it’s very “congested” or “noisy” and can inhibit performance

·        Dual Band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)

·        Dual band supports both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band

·        5GHz band is much less congested, therefore providing a better wireless experience especially for things like wireless display (WiDi / Miracast)

Which processor:
When it comes to choosing a processor, keep in mind that a higher number generally indicates better performance. Depending on the number of cores within each processor, you can get more multitasking capability, extra speed or advanced media capability.


Hard Drive Storage: 

Most Common:

·        Hard Disk Drives (or HDDs): For magnetic hard drives, the speed of the drive, measured in RPM, indicates the performance of the drive. Generally speaking, a higher RPM means higher performance.

Optional Upgrade:

·        Solid-State Drives (or SSDs): Solid-state drives have no moving parts. SSDs provide an outstanding overall level of storage performance. Solid-state drives — with no moving parts — have the highest durability with up to 15 times more shock and impact resistance than the standard desktop hard drives.