7. The warranty – each laptop I have chosen has a one year warranty from the manufacturer I have also added on a extra 3 year warranty on each laptop in case of any accidents.
8. The brand – each laptop I have chosen is a well known brand. The Average brand of laptop is Dell, Acer and Compaq. The better brand of laptops is Sony, HP, Toshiba.
Specification and Advantages:
Processor - Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66GHz, 1066MHz FSB,6MB L2 cache)
Operating System - English Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (32 BIT)
Microsoft software - Microsoft® Office 2007 Professional – English
Security Software – English Trend Micro™ Internet Security (30 Day subscription) AntiVirus Software
To protect your system and keep it performing well
Colour – Obsidan Black
For a professional and sophisticated sleek look.
LCD - 15.4 inch WXGA+ CCFL Anti-Glare Display Anti-Glare
For a big enough and bright screen to view work efficiently.
Memory - 4096MB 800 MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2x2GB)
Large dual memory to store data effectively in double the time.
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® GeForce™ 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™ Wireless 355 Bluetooth® 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.
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. However this could be a disadvantage as due to the glossy finish it can leave greasy fingerprints on it.
The optical drive on this laptop is a typical tray drive which may be seen as a accident prone device; however the older version (the Vostro 1510) has a slot loading drive which was prone to issues such as disks getting jammed.
On the inside of the laptop there is a touch sensitive media controls which allow easy use instead of using the Fn features which most laptops use.
The actual keyboard is fullsized and large enough to type with ease, the keys are firm and give instant feedback. Also the palm rests are very stirdy despite what amount fo weight is put on them it will not cause the case to sink, giving it a longer life time span.
Alongside the keyboard there are the laptop speakers which are loud enough, however to enhance this sound you can change the settings on the laptop or simply plug in speakers into the headphone jack which is situated at the front of the laptop.
The overall look of the laptop is very standard but can be appreciated for the lightweight style and glossy finish which gives it a fresh and professional look.
As I know the durability of the laptop is very important and the Vostro 1520 is not built out of cheap parts to give you a cheaper price like other laptops; but instead it is extremely firm and sturdy so carrying it around is safe and well protected due to the build quality.
This laptop contains a wide range of ports including four USB prts with firewire, 8 in 1 media card reader slot. 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: