The purpose of this report was to analyze two portable computers and recommend a suitable machine for our training staff to use at client locations. Scope
While investigating these two compugters it was important to consider their suitability for corporate use, standard features, optional benefits and warranties. Method
The information used in this report was collected by consulting an independent review by the Australian PC Authority Journal and contacting the individual companies for additional information on the technical specifications and warranties on the machines. Limitations
Local computer stores did not stock either mxachine. Additional information was difficult to locate. Software packages included with the machine not specified. Assumptions
It has been assumed that the Microsoft Office software package will be installed on the computers to ensure our training staff has access to PowerPoint. This program will enable them to present effective teaching media. As our staff regularly uses computer applications and it has been assumed that the implementation of portable computers will be sufficient for all who are interested in receiving training on the Microsoft programs. Background
All Purpose Training Company has a demand to supply new clients with numerous training courses. With such demands it is ccrucial that training staff can have computer access for training presentations and be able to complete day to day operations while mobile. Findings
Micro-pro 8500 Series
* Cost: $7895 RRP
* Weight: 4.5 Kg
* Size: (W x D x H) 357 x 275 x 50mm
* Screen size: 15.1"
* Clarity of screen image: Resolution could be higher, set at 1,024 x 768 you can see the pixels, but very easy on your eyes. (Australian PC Authority, April 1998, 'PCs and Notebooks - Reviews, p. 81) * RAM: 64 Mb, RAM can be raised to a maximum 128Mb for $1140 * Disk Drive: CD-ROM and 3.5" FDD
* Speed of the CPU: Pentium...