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  1. 1. Purchasing A Laptop A Feasibility Report For: Glen Maxwell: Owner of Construction Business By: Markus Maxwell
  2. 2. Background
  3. 3. Problem <ul><li>Determining which Laptop to purchase. </li></ul><ul><li>Software that will work with other businesses operating systems.
  4. 4. Which computer will overall be the highest quality for the business thats within the proposed $2000 budget. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Overview of Alternatives Dell XPS 17 Apple MacBook HP EliteBook 8540 Apple MacBook Pro Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Pro, or Home Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard Processor Intel CoreTM i7 2820QM/2.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor/2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-620M/2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 processor/2.2 GHz Memory 4-12 GB 2-4 GB 2-16 GB 2-4 GB Hard Drive 256-1280 GB 250 GB 250-320 GB 500-750 GB Battery Life 3.5 Hours 7 Hours 5.5 Hours 7 Hours Longevity 3-5 Years 5-10 years 3-6 Years 5-10 Years Price $899-$2000 $999 $1299-$2000 $1199-$2499
  6. 6. Criteria <ul><li>What Makes Apple Different
  7. 7. Difference Between Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 operating systems.
  8. 8. Difference between Apple and computers that operate Windows software.
  9. 9. User friendliness of a MacBook </li></ul>
  10. 10. How Most Computers are Made <ul><li>Most Windows operated computers such as Dell and Hewlett Packard purchase computer components online through retailers, vendors, and online auctions, to build their computers.
  11. 11. Factories receive the parts
  12. 12. put together the components to build computers </li></ul>
  13. 13. And 8 Facilities in Foreign Countries Dell has 7 Facilities in the United States
  14. 14. Hewlett Packard has 7 Facilities in the United States And Over 10 Facilities in Foreign Countries
  15. 15. Apple has 1 office in California And 3 in China
  16. 16. Methods <ul><li>I interviewed Mr. William Norman, a computer technician for Dillards Company.
  17. 17. I also interviewed Mr. George Taff, an experienced computer technician from Abilene, Texas.
  18. 18. I used Google Advanced Search Techniques to help me locate information from the internet. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Recommendation <ul><li>After evaluating the following laptops, I believe the MacBook Pro would be the highest quality laptop for your business.
  20. 20. If you want a laptop with Windows software I would recommend the HP EliteBook 8540 laptop for your business.
  21. 21. All the laptops I evaluated are extremely reliable and its really your choice of which laptop and operating system you prefer to use for the business. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Conclusion <ul><li>I would highly recommend the Apple MacBook Pro laptop for any operating business. If the business needs an exceptionally reliable, high quality laptop Apple is definitely the computer to purchase. Even though Apple is more expensive you get what you pay for when purchasing anything. All in all, Apple sets the highest standards for quality of any computer on the market today. </li></ul>