Explain the terms above and why this may be the “minimum specification” for the intended purpose. State what other options are available, which may be better in the long term. Intel Pentium Processor II is a silicon chip that contains a CPU (central processing unit) also called a microprocessor. Sometimes referred to simply as the CPU or central processor, the processor is where most calculations take place. In terms of computing power, the CPU is the most important element of a computer system. Intel Pentium Processor II is manufactured by Intel.
Though still in production, this may be the minimum specification for the intended purpose. The Pentium II processor has been superseded by the Pentium III microprocessors, since 1993 and more recently Intel has developed the Pentium 4 microprocessors. 133 MHz Processor is the clock speed of a microprocessor and is measured in megahertz. A 133 MHz executes 133 million cycles per second. Each computer instruction requires a fixed number of cycles, so the clock speed determines how many instructions per second the microprocessor can execute.
This may be the minimum specification for the intended purpose. The 3.06 GHz Processor has superseded the 133 MHz Processor. 4 GB Hard Disk Drive is a mechanism that reads and writes data on a hard disk. Hard disk is a magnetic disk, on which you can store computer data. This hard disk can store 4 gigabytes of computer data.
GB is short for gigabyte and is the unit of measurement. 2 to the 30th power (1,073,741,824) bytes. One gigabyte is equal to 1,024 megabytes.
This may be the minimum specification for the intended purpose. The 4 GB hard disk drive has been superseded by the Western Digital Caviar WD2000JB 200 GB hard disk drive. 3.5″ 1.44 Mb Floppy Drive is Short for floppy disk drive (FDD), it is a disk drive that can read and write to floppy disks. 3.
5″ is the size of the floppy disk that can be accessed in a floppy drive. 1.44MB (high-density) is the maximum storage capacity of data for a floppy disks. MB is short megabyte, Megabyte is frequently abbreviated as M or MB and is the unit of measurement. When used to describe data storage, 1,048,576 (2 to the 20th power) bytes.
The most common sizes for PCs are 720K (double-density) and 1.44MB (high-density).This is not the minimum specification for the intended purpose.
14″ SVGA Monitor is another term for display screen. The term monitor usually refers to the entire box, whereas display screen can mean just the screen. The term monitor often implies graphics capabilities. SVGA is short for Super VGA (video graphics array).
SVGA is a set of graphics standards designed to offer greater resolution than VGA. SVGA supports 800 x 600 resolution, or 480,000 pixels. 14″ is the typical screen size of the monitor. Screen sizes are measured in diagonal inches, the distance from one corner to the opposite corner diagonally. Most modern monitors can display 1024 by 768 pixels, the SVGA standard.This may be the minimum specification for the intended purpose.
The 14″ SVGA monitor has been superseded by the 34″ monitor available. CD ROM Drive also called a CD-ROM player, abbreviation of Compact Disc-Read-Only Memory. CD-Rom drive is a device that can read information from a CD-ROM.
This may be the minimum specification for the intended purpose. The CD-ROM drive has been superseded by the CD-RW drive, Short for CD-ReWritable disk. It is decided that it may be a good idea to build a computer from scratch. A client has requested that their 4-year-old machine, which uses a Pentium 3 and is running on an operating system, Windows 95, needs to be up graded for the latest technology. The client wants to run the latest Microsoft office packages including word 2000, Excel, and PowerPoint and Access.The computer that is to be upgraded must be fast, fully featured systems that run all software for an IBM PC AT or compatible system. The computer will initially be stand-alone systems connected to the Internet. It will also be a game and entertainment machine so must be a top class machine with full multimedia facilities.
It is required to use applications such as desktop publishing and computer aided design as well as spreadsheets, word-processing, and database management, also programming languages such as Visual Basic. Their machine has to run on the Internet and play DVD’s or CD’s.