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.

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
Video Card
Hard drive
External monitors

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

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
Video Card
RAM

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

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
CPU

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

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