6.1.2 Worksheet: Research Laptops, Smart Phones, and PDAs


6.1.2 Worksheet: Research Laptops, Smart Phones, and PDAs
IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software v4.0
Chapter 6 – Worksheet/Instructor
6.1.2 Worksheet: Research Laptops, Smart Phones, and PDAs
Print and complete this worksheet.
In this worksheet, you will use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather
information, and then enter the specifications for a laptop, smart phone, and PDA onto this
worksheet. What type of equipment do you want? What features are important to you?
For example, you may want a laptop that has an 80 GB hard drive and plays DVDs or has
built-in wireless capability. You may need a smart phone with Internet access or a PDA that
takes pictures.
Instructor: This worksheet requires that students seek out information and list the
specifications for equipment they would like to own. If students do not have individual access
to the Internet, utilize the classroom access. Students can also use the newspaper or go to a
Shop around, and in the table below list the features and cost for a laptop, smart phone, and
Smart Phone
Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet
12.1" UltraView + EasyTouch XGA TFT and Intel
Core Duo L2500 LV (1.83GHz, 2MB L2, 667MHz
Total memory - 512 MB PC2-5300 SDRAM DDR2
667MHz SODIMM Memory (1 DIMM)
Hard drive - 60GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm
Serial ATA (2.5")
Wireless cards - ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
wireless LAN Mini-PCIe
Battery - ThinkPad X60 Tablet Series 4 cell Slim
Line Battery
1 Year Limited Warranty
2053.00 USD
Samsung BlackJack
Microsoft® Windows Mobile 5.0 Edition(TM)
Cingular Music, Cingular Video and Media Net
Mobile versions of Microsoft® Office(TM)
Windows Media Player® 10 Mobile
Bluetooth 2.0® wireless connectivity
Simultaneous voice and data capabilities
Quad-band world phone with dual-band
Slim design PDA with full QWERTY keyboard
1.3 MP camera with 2x zoom and video
Microsoft® Direct Push for real-time email
$449.99 USD
299.00 USD w/
two year
With mail-in
$199.00 USD
Mobile Outlook®, Word®, Excel®,
Cisco Systems, Inc. 2007
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PowerPoint®, and PDF support
Email - Xpress Mail, Good Mobile Messaging,
ActiveSync, and more
Synchronize your desktop and calendar
Hands-free loudspeaker and microphone
Instant messaging capabilities
Fast loading full HTML web browser
Palm® LifeDrive™ mobile manager
$399 USD
Memory: 4GB (3.85GB actual storage capacity)
Program Memory: 64MB (55.1MB available to
user) for Palm OS applications and data
Processor: Intel® 416 MHz XScale™ processor
Screen Display: 320 x 480 Transflective TFT
color display supports more than 65,000 colors
Internet Access: Built-in Bluetooth®
technology, Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b)
Connector: USB sync cable and AC adapter
Battery Support: Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Supported Desktop Systems: Windows® 2000
or XP or Mac OS X v10.2.6 to 10.3 (Windows®
2000, XP and Mac OS X require admin rights to
install). One available USB port. Outlook sync
requires, Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2002, or 2003
(Windows version Only)
Included with Purchase: LifeDrive™ mobile
manager, protective sleeve, USB sync cable
with palmOne™, multi-connector, AC power
adapter, desktop installation & software,
Essentials CD with tutorial and Getting Started
Guide in PDF format
Cisco Systems, Inc. 2007
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