This laptop combines 6GB of high-speed memory, a 3MB cache and a fast 2.4GHz processor speed to deliver impressive processing power. Wireless-N networking lets you surf the Web at blazing-fast speeds, while the built-in webcam allows easy video chatting.
Intel® Core i5-450M processor
Features 3MB cache and 2.4GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 2.66GHz.
Intel® Core i5 processor
Features smart 4-way processing performance with a speed boost.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Delivers extra performance when you need it and increased energy efficiency when you don't.
6GB DDR3 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
Watch DVD movies, listen to CDs and archive important data on CD and DVD format.
15.6" LED-backlit LCD high-definition plus widescreen display
With 720p resolution delivers intense detail and clarity.
640GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 graphics
Feature up to 1GB dedicated video memory for impressive image detail. Built-in stereo speakers. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV or HD monitor.
Built-in 2.0MP webcam
Makes it easy to video chat with and send video mail to family and friends.
8-in-1 media reader
Supports Secure Digital, High-Speed Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Secure Digital IO, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats.
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface and 2 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. One eSATA/USB combo port.
Intel® 6200 2 x 2 wireless mini card (802.11b/g/n)
Connects you to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector
For quick and easy wired Web connection.
Weighs only 6.4 lbs. and measures just 1.3" thin
For portable power.
Good battery life
Of up to 3 hours and 7 minutes
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable computing platform.
Software package included
With Microsoft Works 9 and more.
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Nowadays, buying a new television is a fact of life every 3-5 years. Not only is it necessary to replace old TVs, but with the way technology is progressing, a TV from more than five years ago may begin to seem obsolete. That rapid pace of technology can also make buying a new TV intimidating, however, as every time you shop you will hear new terminology, encounter features you're not sure that you need, and run into pushy salespeople trying to rush you into a purchase. To ease your mind, here are some tips for buying a TV that might make your shopping a little bit easier.
1. Don't be afraid of HD
High-definition TVs used to be expensive and considered luxury items, but that is no longer the case. Now most new TVs are being produced with HD capabilities, and the prices for HDTVs are generally reasonable. HD programming also used to be difficult to come by, but now all the major networks broadcast in HD. And, if you're a sports fan, HD is a must. In general, the addition of HD won't cost you an arm and a leg, and you probably won't regret it if you go for it. It won't be long before programming on a non-HDTV will look downright prehistoric.
2. A technology primer
Probably the most intimidating part of buying a TV nowadays is the terms that salespeople bandy about. You might hear the terms LCD or plasma and be completely confused. They'll tell you it's great, bur really what does it mean? Here are some important things to know, and while it's not everything it can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. A standard-definition television is a tube television, which is quickly becoming old-fashioned. Most aren't HDTV-capable and are smaller than 27 inches. Salespeople may refer to them as direct view TVs. Plasma screen TVs are flat-screen televisions, but another flat-screen version, known as LCD, is taking their place as the most popular HDTVs. Although plasma picture quality is better in some cases there are a wider variety of LCD TVs and their prices are reasonable, making them popular with consumers.
3. Take a look in back
When you're shopping for a TV, it's easy to focus on the obvious: size, price, picture, and just overall the way it looks. However, you also want to make sure your TV is going to work with the devices you have. Take a look at the back panel and make sure the inputs are there for your DVD player, VCR, cable box, video game consoles, or whatever you want to plug into it. Don't assume, as a limited number of inputs can be a reason for a lower price.
4. If you can go big, go big
If you get a bigger TV, you probably won't regret it unless you take a drastic cut in quality to do so. Prices on bigger TVs are falling, and you might be surprised at the size you can get for the cost of a 27-inch five years ago. Don't be reluctant about going bigger unless there's a real reason not to.