9.3.2.14 Lab – Research Building a Specialized Laptop (Answers)

9.3.2.14 Lab – Research Building a Specialized Laptop (Answers)

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-theshelf 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.

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

2. 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 Number Features Cost
CPU
Answers may vary.
Video Card
Answers may vary.
RAM
Answers may vary.

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

3. 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 Number Features Cost
RAM
Answers may vary.
CPU
Answers may vary.

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

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