Ict Lab 2

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PART A

1. Buying a new PC.
Low Yat Plaza in Jalan Bukit Bintang is a well-known place for computer sales. Assume that you want to buy a new PC for your personal use. Your task is to:

i. Make a list of your hardware and software requirements, be as specific as possible. (For software, you must at least choose 1 type of operating system and 3 application programs.)

HARDWARE
* CPU (Central Processing Unit): responsible for handling all instructions it receives from hardware components and software programs running on the computer. * Hard disc: the computer's main storage media device that permanently stores all data on the computer. * RAM (Random Access Memory): main memory or system memory, is a term commonly used to describe the memory within a computer.  * Monitor: video display screen and the hard shell that holds it. * Keyboard: allow a computer user to input letters, numbers, and other symbols into a computer * Motherboard: a printed circuit that is the foundation of a computer and allows the CPU, RAM, and other computeR components to function with each other. * Mouse: allows an individual to control a pointer in a graphical user interface (GUI). * Printer: An external hardware device responsible for taking computer data and generating a hard copy of that data. * Scanner:  a hardware input device that allows a user to take an image or text and convert it into a digital file, allowing the computer to read or display the scanned object. * Printer: a machine that responsible in taking computer data and generating hard disk from it.

OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
APPLICATION PROGRAMS
* Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
* Windows Media Player
* Adobe Reader X
* Firefox 18.0.1

ii. Prepare one-page of comparison table/chart, listing each requirement including price, brand and how each system meets or exceeds it.

BRANDS| COMPAQ(Compaq Presario SG3770IL Desktop PC)| ACER(Acer Aspire M1 Series Desktop PC)| DELL(Dell Vostro 260 Desktop PC)| PICTURE| | | |
PRICE| RM 1500| RM 1399| RM 1500|
OPERATING SYSTEM| Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium| Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium| Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium| CPU| Intel Core 2 Duo E7400| Intel® Core™ i3 2120| Intel® Pentium® Processor G630| RAM / MEMORY| 2 GB| 2 GB| 2 GB|

HARD DISK SIZE| 500 GB| 320 GB| 500 GB|
HARDWARES| * Monitor * Keyboard * Mouse * Motherboard * Hard Drive * Headphones| * Monitor * Mouse * Keyboard * Speaker| * Monitor * Mouse * Keyboard|

iii. Then, write one paragraph explaining why you choose to buy the hardware and software

After making comparison, I decided to choose Compaq Presario SG3770IL Desktop PC as my personal computer. In my opinion, I chose this computer as it cost a very affordable price where everyone could own it. The design made for this computer is also nice as I attracted on it. Besides, it comes with a most wanted operating system, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium. It can make me to do my daily task smoothly with a very efficient system. The Random Access Memory or also known as RAM used for the computer is 2GB which is not really small or large. Furthermore, the hard disc size is also large enough for me to store and save my files and documents. Moreover, it comes with interesting hardware such as monitor, keyboard, mouse, motherboard and headphones. I think, headphones are the most attracted hardware that allows me to hear music ad even having a live video call through internet. In the other hand, there also few interesting application programs that make me satisfy will having this computer for example, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010, Windows Media Player, Adobe Reader X and Firefox 18.0.1. In addition, there also hardware installed that simplify my problems such as printer and scanner. Those hardware could make me feel easy to print and scan my paper...
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