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Presented at the NLC Tech Rodeo on the Campus of Doane College in Crete, NE, 26-28 July 2012.

Presented at the NLC Tech Rodeo on the Campus of Doane College in Crete, NE, 26-28 July 2012.

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Tech Blast: Hardware Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Michael SauersTech RodeoDoane College26-28 July 2012
  • 2.  Desktop Laptop Netbook NetTop Tablet
  • 3.  Intel/AMD Different form factors Speed measured in gigahertz (GHz) Can have multiple “cores”  Dual-core, Quad-core
  • 4.  Directs heat away from the CPU Heat Sink / Fan / Liquid Cooling
  • 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/13841229@N00/171474579/
  • 6.  Gigabytes Different types  SRAM/DRAM  DDR, DDR2, DDR3 Different form factors  Laptop vs. desktop Check with your computer’s manual for the right type!
  • 7. Getty Images
  • 8.  Hard Drive  Internal vs. External Solid-state Drive Optical Media  CD-ROM  DVD-ROM  Blu-ray
  • 9.  May be built into the motherboard Can add more powerful dedicated card which has it’s own dedicated video RAM
  • 10.  VGA S-Video DVI HDMI (images not to scale)
  • 11.  Firewire Ethernet WiFi USB
  • 12.  Windows MacOS Linux  Ubuntu  RedHat  Fedora 32-bit/64-bit
  • 13.  Does your old one do what you need it to do? What is your budget? Do you have special requirements? No, there isn’t a “best” time to buy.
  • 14. Michael SauersTechnology Innovation LibrarianNebraska Library Commissionmichael.sauers@nebraska.gov