Laptop - gadgets

power supply - laptop
display - laptop
computing processing unit (CPU) - laptop
graphics processing unit (GPU) - laptop
transfer ports - laptop
storage - laptop
speakers - laptop
sensors - laptop
camera - laptop
keyboard - laptop
body - laptop

display - laptop

  • instant on
  • reduced power consumption


  • 13 inch optimal for space
  • 15 inch compromise


  • durability?


power consumption

keyboard - laptop
full size keyboard

  • black background
  • the mac book air has a large keyboard than even the mac book pro
  • backlit with ambiant light sensor
  • no caps lock key

touch gesturing

  • library of common gestures
  • create your own feature

sensors - laptop

  1. ambient light sensor
  2. accelerometer

power button

  • no border
  • no lights clean embossed on decal


  • magnetic latches
  • rear mounted hinges
  • with 180 degree rotation connected to the accelerometer which will automatically switch the direction of the display
  • telescoping tablet display


  • environmental aspects - PVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs)
  • aluminum recyclibility


  • brushed aluminum
  • bamboo

power supply - laptop
battery life

  • standardized active and resting time battery labeling
  • 5 hour with optimal space consideration (trade off)
  • lifespan is 300 charges

mag safe

  • cylindrical

is it removable?


  • 90 watt power adapter
  • what is the significance of wattage
  • 4 inch square
  • 7 meter cord

storage - laptop
1.8 inch drive

  • trade off for optimal space
  • 1.8 inch drive
  • ipod standard
  • 80 GB


  • solid state drive
  • trade off for durability (no moving parts)
  • tade off for power consumption
  • why would you opt for SSD over
  • if you drop a hard-drive you damage the needles and the disk
  • no matter what you can recover your data
  • 2GB of RAM,
  • 320GB hard drive

transfer ports - laptop

  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR,
  • ratified just a few months back by the Bluetooth SIG,
  • has found its way into the MacBook Air's unnaturally thin shell.
  • This should lead to improved (read: quicker) pairing, better battery life, and improved security over 2.0.
  • Only trick is to find a few other 2.1 devices, of course.


  • they need to start delivering software via usb key so we can get rid of optical drives
  • or just make it free


  • I don't think anyone is able to give this up yet

computing processing unit (CPU) - laptop

  • 1.6 gigahertz = cost optimal
  • 2.8 gigahertz = state of the art


  • Intel was able to make the core 2 duo standard with 60% less packaging
  • it is the width of a dime
  • it is the thickness of a nickel
  • is the MBA rocking 2.8 GHz?

number of transistors

the Mac Book Pro is not for video editing

  • Anyone dedicating any appreciable time to video editing
  • should want a computer with a faster processor,
  • more memory,
  • and a hard disk with both greater rotational speed and capacity.

speakers - laptop
headphone jack
stereo microphone inputs
external speaker

  • no external speaker
  • sound is weak and sound quality is poor

camera - laptop

  • 2 megapixel
  • self adjusting tilt angle brightness
  • display has dual function of being the flash bulb as well
  • camera works on both sides of the machine

graphics processing unit (GPU) - laptop

  • Radeon HD 2600 Pro video card.
  • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GS video card,
  • 512MB of video memory.

hat processor you see advertised everywhere from Intel. Its run out of steam. The fact is that it no longer makes anything run faster. You don’t need a fast one anymore. This is why AMD is in trouble and its why Intel are panicking. They are panicking so much that they have started attacking us. This is because you do still [need] one chip to get faster and faster – the GPU. That GeForce chip.

in lots of modern computer games, the game logic is extremely simple, with all the hard graft—calculating and rendering the graphics—palmed off on the GPU. Graphics chips, due to their architecture, are also faster than CPUs at certain kinds of calculations.

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