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COM 29
HOW TO PURCHASE A DESKTOP COMPUTER
BASE COMPONENTS
Application Home User
Game Home User
Small Office/Home Office User
Mobile User
Large Business User
Power User
HARDWARE
Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.66 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.93 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.93 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.33 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.66 GHz
Intel Core 2 Extreme
RAM
512 MB
4 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
2 GB
Cache
512 KB L2
512 KB L2
512 KB L2
512 KB L2
512 KB L2
2 MB L3
Hard Disk
250 GB
300 GB
500 GB
100 GB
500 GB
1.5 TB
LCD Flat Panel
17" or 19"
21"
19" or 21"
17" Wide Display
19" of 21"
23"
Video Card
256 MB
512 MB
256 MB
256 MB
256 MB
256 MB
CD/DVD Bay 1
CD-RW
Blue-ray or HD DVD
reader/writer
CD-RW
CD-RW/DVD
CD-RW
Blue-ray or HD DVD reader/writer
CD/DVD Bay 2
DVD+RW
DVD+RW
DVD+RW
DVD+RW
DVD+RW
DVD+RW
Printer
Color Ink-Jet
Color Ink-Jet
18 ppm Laser
Portable Ink-Jet
50 ppm Laser
10 ppm Color Laser
PC Video Camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Fax/Modem
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microphone
Close-Talk Headset With
Gain Adjustment
Close-Talk Headset With
Gain Adjustment
Close-Talk Headset With
Gain Adjustment
Close-Talk Headset With
Gain Adjustment
Close-Talk Headset With
Gain Adjustment
Close-Talk Headset With
Gain Adjustment
Speakers
5.1 Dolby Surround
5.1 Dolby Surround
5.1 Dolby Surround
Stereo
5.1 Dolby Surround
5.1 Dolby Surround
Pointing Device
IntelliMouse
or Optical Mouse
Laser Mouse
and Joystick
IntelliMouse
or Optical Mouse
Touchpad or
Pointing Stick
and Laser Mouse
IntelliMouse
or Optical Mouse
IntelliMouse
or Laser Mouse
and Joystick
Keyboard
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-In
Yes
Yes
Backup Disk/Tape Drive
External or Removable
Hard Disk
External or Removable
Hard Disk
External or Removable
Hard Disk
External or Removable
Hard Disk
Tape Drive
External or Removable
Hard Disk
USB Flash Drive
256 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
4 GB
2 GB
Sound Card
Sound Blaster Compatible
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Sound Blaster Compatible
Built-In
Sound Blaster Compatible
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Network Card
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
TV-Out Connector
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB 2.0 Port
6
8
6
4
9
10
FireWire Port
2
2
2
1
2
2
SOFTWARE
Operating System
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Enterprise
Windows Vista Ultimate
Application Suite
Office Standard 2007
Office Standard 2007
Office Small Business 2007
Office Small Business 2007
Office Professional 2007
Office Professional 2007
Antivirus
Yes, 12-Mo. Subscription
Yes, 12-Mo. Subscription
Yes, 12-Mo. Subscription
Yes, 12-Mo. Subscription
Yes, 12-Mo. Subscription
Yes, 12-Mo. Subscription
Internet Access
Cable, DSL, or Dial-up
Cable or DSL
Cable or DSL
Wireless or Dial-up
LAN/WAN (T1/T3)
Cable or DSL
OTHER
Surge Protector
Yes
Yes
Yes
Portable
Yes
Yes
Warranty
3-Year Limited, 1-Year Next
Business Day On-Site Service
3-Year Limited, 1-Year Next
Business Day On-Site Service
3-year On-Site Service
3-Year Limited, 1-Year Next
Business Day On-Site Service
3-year On-Site Service
3-year On-Site Service
Other
Wheel
Postage Printer
Docking Station
Graphics Tablet
Carrying Case
Plotter or Large-Format Printer
Fingerprint Scanner
Portable Data Projector
Optional Components for all Categories
802.11g Wireless Card
Graphics Tablet
Portable Media Player
Bluetooth Enabled
Biometric Input Device
IrDA Port
Card Reader/Writer
Multifunction Peripheral
Digital Camera
Photo Printer
Digital Video Capture Device
Port Hub Expander
Digital Video Camera
Portable Data Projector
Dual-Monitor Support with
Second Monitor
Scanner
Ergonomic Keyboard
TV/FM Tuner
External Hard Disk
Uninterruptible Power
Supply
FIGURE 41 Base desktop and mobile computer components and optional components. A copy of the Base Components worksheet is
part of the Data Files for Students. To obtain a copy of the Data Files for Students, see the inside back cover of this topic for instructions.
Determine whether you want to use telephone
lines or broadband (cable or DSL) to access
the Internet.
If your computer has a modem, then you can access the
Internet using a standard telephone line. Ordinarily, you
call a local or toll-free 800 number to connect to an ISP (see
Guideline 7 on the next page). Using a dial-up Internet
connection is relatively inexpensive but slow.
DSL and cable connections provide much faster Internet
connections, which are ideal if you want faster file download
speeds for software, digital photos, and music. As you would
expect, they also are more expensive. DSL, which is available
through local telephone companies, also may require that
you subscribe to an ISP. Cable is available through your local
cable television provider and some online service providers
(OSPs). If you get cable, then you would not use a separate
Internet service provider or online service provider.
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