Laptop Shopping Showdown -- Show Your Savvy!
Never again fear the endless options of the laptop market. By the time you're done with this quiz, you'll know exactly what to look for in a new laptop.
What does the resolution of a computer screen determine?
- number of pixels
- number of colors
In late 2011, Intel launched a laptop category with this marketing name to drive sales of lightweight computers.
This kind of display technology is found in almost all laptop screens.
Some low-end and ultraportable laptops use these kinds of graphics to save battery life and keep prices down.
- Nvidia graphics
- integrated graphics
- dedicated graphics
ULV computer processors power lightweight laptops like ultrabooks. What does ULV stand for?
- Ultra Low Voltage
- Ultra Limit Velocity
- Unilarteral Limiting Voltage
If you want to play games on a laptop, this component is more important than any other.
Some lightweight and premium laptops are trading out hard drives for this kind of storage.
- cloud drives
- solid state drives
- Blu-ray drives
Computers with these kinds of batteries are sometimes a bit bulkier, but replacing hardware is very convenient.
- lithium polymer
These kinds of keyboards have become standard in the laptop industry, but the travel distance and feel of the keys can still vary between models.
This computer component is a smart choice for an upgrade -- it affects performance across all kinds of applications.
This external port is a must for outputting video from a laptop to an HDTV.
This speedy port is slowly replacing USB 2.0 ports in laptops released in 2011 and beyond.
- USB 3.0
Many business laptops use these as a security feature, but they only offer limited protection against computer savvy thieves.
- fingerprint scanners
While not all laptops adhere to these sizes, these are the three screen measurements most commonly used by laptops.
- 11 inch (28 centimeter), 14 inch (36 centimeter) and 16 inch (41 centimeter)
- 13 inch (33 centimeter), 15 inch (38 centimeter) and 17 inch (43 centimeter)
- 9 inch (23 centimeter), 15 inch (38 centimeter) and 19 inch (48 centimeter)
Some laptop makers are switching to this kind of design to make their laptops sturdier and more attractive.
- airbrushed plastic
- stainless steel
AMD introduced APUs in 2011, and they've replaced CPUs and GPUs in some laptops. What does APU stand for?
- Accelerated Processing Unit
- Accelerated Performance Upgrade
- Actual Processing Unit
Some ultraportable laptops are dropping this port in favor of WiFi Internet access.
When buying a laptop for travel, this quality can be a huge factor in how often you actually use your system.
Tend to work late into the night? This luxury laptop feature might be up your alley.
- TruBright Displays
- backlit keyboards
- external monitors
This kind of battery attaches to the bottom of a laptop and adds some extra thickness, but also delivers hours of extra run time.
- replaceable battery
- slice battery
- polymer battery