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Selecting a laptop - The dell vostro 1520 is a thin and lightweight machine while still maintaining a sturdy build; this combined with the black glossy finish gives it a professional, sophisticated and business like look.

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Introduction

Terms I considered when choosing my four laptops: 1. The ports. - I made sure that all four of the chosen laptops have more than two USB ports for devices such as a printer, mouse, external drive, USB's and Cameras. I also made sure that it has a number of memory card slots and Video ports so that the laptop can be connected to a bigger/TV screen. 2. CD/DVD- I have ensured that all four laptops I have chosen have a CD/DVD drive, not just this but I have made sure it is a DVD writer drive as well so that CD's and DVD's can be copied and burned. 3. The hard drive - I have made sure that all the chosen laptops have a large hard rive and the speed of the hard rive is fast so that the laptop runs smoothly and quickly. 4. The memory - I have ensured that all our of the laptops have a minimum of 2GB of memory.

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Hardrive - 500GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive with Free Fall Sensor Large hardrive to store a lot of data without effecting the laptops performance. Graphics Card- 256 MB NVIDIA(r) GeForce(tm) 9300M GS Graphic Card For high quality graphics, good for designing. Optical Drive - 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software for WIN7 For a high speed copying and burning of CD's and DVD's Wireless Connectivity - Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g) European For easy connectivity to Wireless Internet Devices in. Bluetooth - Dell(tm) Wireless 355 Bluetooth(r) Module ROW (Win7/Vista) For easy connectivity to Bluetooth devices. Primary Battery - Primary 9-cell 85 WHr Lithium Ion battery For long lasting battery life when on long business trips. Intergrated Webcam - Integrated 1.3MP Camera For Video conferencing. Conclusion: The dell vostro 1520 is a thin and lightweight machine while still maintaining a sturdy build; this combined with the black glossy finish gives it a professional, sophisticated and business like look.

Conclusion

It also has a Ethernet and power jack as well as the standard Headphone and microphone jacks. The performance of the laptop is also extremelty good with the intel core 2 duo processor and 500gb hardrive which offers a lot of power and is also power efficient saving battery life. The battery life on this laptop is also extremely good as it can give you up to 8 hours of battery life with the 9 cell battery and a minimum of 4 hours if in hardcore use. In conclusion I believe that the Dell Vostro 1520 is worth while considering as it has everything needed to run the business it is lightweight and has long battery life which is essential for business trips it also has a DVD writer which will allow CD's and DVD's to be made for the children and teachers in Tanzia. It also contains all the latest and essential software to create all needed documents. With the business package deal it is well worth the money. Sony VAIO VGN-BZ31VT Price - £1149 Specification and Advantages: http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vnp-bz-series/vgn-bz31vt http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Sony_VAIO_BZ31VT_Laptop_VGNBZ31VT/version.asp

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