Computer Systems Recommendations for Students Introduction This analysis provides the best computing solutions for students attending university in Fall 2010. This process will identify and recommend a desktop and laptop that could meet students' needs for a medium-priced computer (around $1800) that will assist them in their daily activities, including studying, part-time employment, and entertainment. Students tend to store a significant number of media-related items such as photographs, music and video, which is why these are important components. Analysis of Alternative Systems There are a number of different systems available on the market. In the medium-price range, laptops include the HP Pavilion 17.3" Intel Core i7-720QM ($1600),...The end:
.....ee years $0 Storage Capacity 320GB 5400-rpm hard drive $0 Video Intel HD Graphics; NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor with 256MB GDDR3 memory $0 Backup Mobile Me $109 Table 2: Software Criteria Description Cost Versatility General Ledger can be provided by a free FreshBooks account available online. Business applications: Word Processing, Spreadsheet Analysis, and Business Presentation Graphics can be served by iWork which can SaveAs different Microsoft products. Database Management can be provided online through a number of different free or low cost systems such as BaseCamp, EverNote and SalesForce, depending on what the student needs. Alternatively, MS Office can be purchased at a higher cost. Free; $129; Free to low monthly cost.