9.3.2.14 Lab – Research Building a Specialized Laptop Answers

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9.3.2.14 Lab – Research Building a Specialized Laptop Answers

Lab – Research Building a Specialized Laptop (Answers Version)

In this lab, you will use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather information about building a specialized laptop that supports hardware and software that allows a user to perform tasks that an off-the-shelf system cannot perform. Be prepared to discuss your selections.

For this lab, assume the customer’s system will be compatible with the parts you order.

Answers Note: All of the components a student chooses must be compatible and necessary for the specialized tasked required. This lab can be done in small groups and presented to the class. Inform students of any limitation regarding where parts can be purchased (locally, in country, etc.). Answers may vary.

  1. The customer runs an audio and video editing workstation to record music, create music CDs, CD labels, and to create home movies. The customer wishes to upgrade the components listed in the table.

    Brand and Model Number

    Features

    Cost

    Audio card

    Answers may vary.

    Video Card

    Answers may vary.

    Hard drive

    Answers may vary.

    External monitors

    Answers may vary.

  2. Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?_______________________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    Answers will vary.
  3. The customer runs computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software and wishes to upgrade the components listed in the table.
    Brand and Model NumberFeaturesCost
    CPU

    Answers may vary.

    Video Card

    Answers may vary.

    RAM

    Answers may vary.

  4. Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?_______________________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    Answers will vary.
  5. The customer uses virtualization technologies to run several different operating systems to test software compatibility. The customer wishes to upgrade the components listed in the table.
    Brand and Model NumberFeaturesCost
    RAM

    Answers may vary.

    CPU

    Answers may vary.

  6. Provide reasons for the components purchased. How will they support the customer’s needs?_______________________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________________________
    Answers will vary.