Speed: Features AMD E-350 1.6 GHz Processor. It is a dual core processor. Not as fast as Intel’s i3 series processors.
Storage: Offers ample storage capacity with a 320 GB hard drive.
Memory: 3 GB RAM. Great for multi-tasking. Will run Windows 7 and most applications without any slowdown. Sufficient RAM for normal computer usage.
Display: 15.6″, 1366 x 768 resolution. LED Backlit Display.
Optical Drive: Comes with 8X DVD Writer. Can make DVDs upto 8.5 GB in size.
Graphics: Features ATI Radeon HD 6310 graphics chip built into the processor. This is not a dedicated video card. Can play ordinary games but will not play latest intense 3D games. Shared video memory.
Wireless: Features integrated 802.11 b/g/n adapter. 802.11N offers stronger signal reception. Also has an ethernet port. Bluetooth is not available on this system. However, a bluetooth dongle can be purchased optionally which will make this laptop bluetooth capable.
Others: Has built in webcam and microphone. No HDMI output. Contains 2 USB ports, not enough for connecting multiple usb devices. Has built in memory card reader. This is useful for reading cards commonly used by digital cameras and mobile phones.
Battery: Estimated battery life is upto 5.5 hours. Very decent duration.
Overall Rating: Ideal for students and home use. Not suitable for gamers. Look for a price range near $325 – $400. Better alternatives can be found at similar price range.
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