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Laptop Computers Feature Comparison Chart

To use this chart, take it with you to the store and fill in the blanks for each model you are interested in. Also, you may want to keep it near your desk as you research each model of laptop computer.

Feature Description

Enter Brand and Model: Price

_________ _________ $ _________ Pentium III __ Celeron __ AMD K5 or K6 __ G3 or G4 __ Windows 98 __ Windows 2000 __ Windows NT __ Mac OS __ Lithium __ Ni-Cd __ NiMH __ ___________ ___________ Floppy __ Zip __ CD-ROM __ DVD-ROM __ Hot __ Cold __ Parallel __ Serial __ USB __ PC Cards __ Docking __ Firewire __ ___________ Yes __ No __ Yes __ No __ ___________ Yes __ No __ Yes __ No __ Yes __ No __ ______ x______ Track-ball __ Track-point __ Touchpad __ Yes __ No __ Yes __ No __ ____ x ____ ___________

_________ _________ $ _________ Pentium III __ Celeron __ AMD K5 or K6 __ G3 or G4 __ Windows 98 __ Windows 2000 __ Windows NT __ Mac OS __ Lithium __ Ni-Cd __ NiMH __ ___________ ___________ Floppy __ Zip __ CD-ROM __ DVD-ROM __ Hot __ Cold __ Parallel __ Serial __ USB __ PC Cards __ Docking __ Firewire _ ___________ Yes __ No __ Yes __ No __ ___________ Yes __ No __ Yes __ No __ Yes __ No __ ______ x______ Track-ball __ Track-point __ Touchpad __ Yes __ No __ Yes __ No __ ____ x ____ ___________

_________ _________ $ _________ Pentium III __ Celeron __ AMD K5 or K6 __ G3 or G4 __ Windows 98 __ Windows 2000 __ Windows NT __ Mac OS __ Lithium __ Ni-Cd __ NiMH __ ___________ ___________ Floppy __ Zip __ CD-ROM __ DVD-ROM __ Hot __ Cold __ Parallel __ Serial __ USB __ PC Cards __ Docking __ Firewire _ ___________ Yes __ No __ Yes __ No __ ___________ Yes __ No __ Yes __ No __ Yes __ No __ ______ x______ Track-ball __ Track-point __ Touchpad __ Yes __ No __ Yes __ No __ ____ x ____ ___________

Computer: What type of microprocessor is there? What operating system is included Operating System Microprocessor

Power: Lithium (Li), nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd), or Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH). What is the battery life in hours? (> 2 h is recommended)

Battery Type Battery Life (h) Hard Drive (MB)

Disk Drives: Size of hard drive : 6-10 MB recommended What other storage devices are included? If a swappable drive is present, is it hot or cold?

Disk Drives

Swappable Drive Input/Output Ports: Your laptop will be able to communicate with computer devices, networks, or Internet. Next to the type of port, write the number of ports present in the computer.

Types

Memory: 64 MB is recommended Can you upgrade the memory? Is there a separate panel to access memory chips?

Amount of Memory Memory Upgradeable Separate memory panel

Display: All laptops have LCD displays. Color is best for multi-media use. Backlit displays are good for low-level lighting conditions. Active matrix is easier to read. High pixel resolution is clearer (no less than.800 x 600)

Size (in) Color Backlit Active Matrix Pixel Resolution

Other Features or Options: Input Device Input Device: Personal preference Fax/modem: Look for internal one Internal Fax/Modem Sound Cards/Speakers Size (in) Weight (lb)

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