Laptop and tablet model comparison

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This article includes head-to-head comparisons of the technical specifications of the two standard laptop and tablet models available to students and employees participating in the E-Warrior Digital Life and Learning Program program and who are scheduled to receive a new laptop in the summer of 2015 or during the 2015-2016 fall or spring terms. Note that faculty can also choose a Tablet PC option.

2015 laptop models

HP EliteBook 840 G2

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Apple MacBook Air

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Operating System Windows 8.1 OS X Yosemite
CPU Core i5-5200U 2.2 Ghz Turbo Boost to 2.7 GHz Core i5-5250U 1.6 Ghz Turbo Boost to 2.7 GHz
Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM 4 GB 1600 MHz LPDDR3
Screen Size 14.1" widescreen 13.3" widescreen
Screen Resolution 1920x1080 1440x900
Screen Features Touch-sensitive LED Standard LED
Storage 256 GB solid state drive 256 GB solid state drive
Graphics AMD Radeon R7 M260X/1GB dedicated memory Intel HD Graphics 6000
CD/DVD Drive None None
Weight 3.76 lbs 2.96 lbs
Keyboard Full size backlit Full size backlit
Ports 1 VGA

4 USB 3.0 (1 charging)

1 DisplayPort

1 RJ-45 network

1 Secure Digital (SD) slot

1 SmartCard (SC) slot

1 Audio in/out

1 Thunderbolt

2 USB 3.0

1 Secure Digital (SD) slot

1 Audio in/out

2014 tablet models

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

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Apple iPad mini

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Operating System Android iOS
CPU 1.2 GHz Quad Core Dual Core A5
Screen Size 8.0" 7.9"
Screen Resolution 1280x800 1024x768
Screen Features Multi-touch LED backlit Multi-touch LED backlit
Storage 16 GB 16 GB
Weight 1.1 lbs 0.7 lbs
Ports 1 Charger/accessory port

1 microSD/SDHC

1 3.5mm headset jack

1 Lightning

1 3.5mm headset jack

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