Assignment: ACCT 108
1. Personal Computer Specifications –
Processor, Intel Core i5-3317U, 1.7 GHz speed, 2MB cache, 24GB SSD, 750 GB HDD, 6GB RAM DDR3 1600MHz. Dual Layer DVD+/-RW, Memory card reader, Integrated microphone input/output, Digital Audio Output, Webcam, Touchpads 2, 2 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 USB 3.0 Port, Ethernet, Integrated Wi-Fi, Windows 8 Operating System
I prefer to look for desktop, with big screen, high speed, and lots of storage. I checked the Future shop and gave me these:
Intel Core 17-3770 Processor, 12 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD, AMD Radeon DHD 7570 graphics, 2GB GDDR3 dedicated graphics memory, Wi-Fi, 4 USB 3.0 ports. The cost is less than 900.00, with out the monitor.
Another from Futureshop: ASUS 27” Touchscreen All-in-one PC, Intel Core i7 3770S, 3.1 GHz speed, 1TB, 8GB RAM, Windows 8, 6X Blu-ray Combo, NVIDIA GeForce GT-640M, 1 GB video memory, Touchscreen, 2 MP webcam. Cost 1,712.20. A bit expensive but very wholesome and entertaining too.
Futureshop and Bestbuy usually offer the same products at the same price.
2. Differences between Cable, DSL, 3G/4G and LTE internet.
DSL - is faster than dial-up, using an ordinary telephone line and external modem. Data speed 1.5 Mbps up to 7 Mbps. With a line mostly dedicated to the user, sometimes faster than cable internet. Cable – No phone line needed only cable modem. 3Mbps to 30 Mbps. Cable is shared with the entire neighborhood; the more people use the cable, the slower it gets for all of them. 3G - is the wireless network standard in the 3G Phone. It is called 3G because it is third generation of cellular telecom standards. It is a faster network for phone and data transmission. 14.4Mbit download. 5.8 Mbit upload. This may not be true. It also depends on the location and the technology of the providers. 4G-Fastest mobile network that supposed to deliver the fastest network. Different providers have different speeds. With inconsistent speeds, limited coverage and high prices for heavy users, our 4G networks still have a long way to go before they can really transform how we use the Internet. The target is 8 mbps download/ 4 mbps upload 4G LTE - new update of 4G, faster network.
I would still prefer Teksavvy’s 50 download/10upload, 300 GB usage at 59.99. At the same speed at a lower price, it’s just the cost-benefit effect.
Tethering is a way to share an iPhone’s cellular data connection with other nearby computers and wireless devices. Iphone functions like a cellular modem or Wi-fi hot-spot and broadcasts its internet connection to devices connected to it.
3. a. What additional software would ABC need if a server-based LAN were to be recommended? An operating system that is designed for a server. Normally, it is a complete operating system with file, task and job management. Unix, Linux, Solaris and the server versions of Windows are common network operating systems designed for use in stand-alone servers. Such products may also include a Web server, directory services, messaging system, network management and multiprotocol routing capabilities.
b. What additional hardware would ABC need if a server-based...
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