Tech Blast: Hardware

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Presented at the NLC Tech Rodeo on the campus of Doane College in Crete, NE 26-28 June 2012.
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  • Tech Blast: Hardware

    1. 1. Michael SauersTech RodeoDoane College26-28 July 2012
    2. 2.  Desktop Laptop Netbook NetTop Tablet
    3. 3.  Intel/AMD Different form factors Speed measured in gigahertz (GHz) Can have multiple “cores”  Dual-core, Quad-core
    4. 4.  Directs heat away from the CPU Heat Sink / Fan / Liquid Cooling
    5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/13841229@N00/171474579/
    6. 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. 7. Getty Images
    8. 8.  Hard Drive  Internal vs. External Solid-state Drive Optical Media  CD-ROM  DVD-ROM  Blu-ray
    9. 9.  May be built into the motherboard Can add more powerful dedicated card which has it’s own dedicated video RAM
    10. 10.  VGA S-Video DVI HDMI (images not to scale)
    11. 11.  Firewire Ethernet WiFi USB
    12. 12.  Windows MacOS Linux  Ubuntu  RedHat  Fedora 32-bit/64-bit
    13. 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. 14. Michael SauersTechnology Innovation LibrarianNebraska Library Commissionmichael.sauers@nebraska.gov

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