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.