Microsoft® Windows 8
This is a whole new user experience for Windows fans. Right from the Start screen, Windows 8 invites users to build a personalized environment for every need, discover apps for fun and essential tasks, and engage in the adventure of technology. Animated tiles provide timely updates on weather, social media, news and all things important to you. View and share photos from a single app, centralize all of your email accounts in one place, streamline managing messaging and social media contacts.
Works with touchscreen systems to enable tap, zoom, and swipe capabilities and it still works with the traditional keyboard and mouse so moving between windows and programs is as easy as a swipe or a click. Other cool new features include picture password, snap windows for easy multitasking, apps to simplify cloud access and storage for documents, your favorite music, and more.
Hard Drive Capacity
A 320GB, 5,400RPM hard drive makes this notebook a strong performer for mobile tasks. It's got plenty of room for your operating system and leaves you lots of space for taking work on the road and those essential mobile creature comforts like your music, videos, and pictures.
Intel® HD Graphics
Picture this, stunning visuals rendered with incredible realism for the ultimate computing experience. That is the beauty of Intel HD Graphics. Behind the scenes, an advanced video engine supporting multi-functional data processing, dynamic load balancing, multi-threading, and the ability to switch between integrated and discrete graphics, processes graphic and media data so you see high-quality content whether you're working, watching high-definition video, or proving your mastery of the latest 3D games.
High Definition Audio
You know that moment when you que up your your favorite MP3, and when the music starts it totally surrounds your senses because it's so clear and pure? Prepare to be awed by some serious high-quality sound; like hearing your tunes for the very first time.
Take advantage of 64-bit computing when using 64-bit compatible software. This architecture enables systems to access more than 4GB of virtual and physical memory. Also known as EM64T, it is fully compatible with 32-bit operating systems giving you the flexibility to upgrade to a 64-bit OS when ever you're ready. Intel's 64 architecture works on servers, workstations, desktops, and mobile platforms.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Now get even more performance enhancing, energy conserving benefits from Intel. With SpeedStep technology, your processor simultaneously switches voltage and frequency to high or low levels depending on processor load. Enhanced SpeedStep technology performs voltage and frequency changes separately so the system performs better with reduced latency due to system unavailability.
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
This feature is designed to protect the processor in the event of unusual circumstances such as cooling fan failure which can cause damage if internal chassis temperatures become higher than normal. It works by reducing the processor's power consumption if the programmed thermal temperature is exceeded.
The processor contains a thermal diode which measures the actual CPU temperature and relays its temperature and thermal requirements to the motherboard. The motherboard uses those requirements to control the processor fan and ensure it does not spin faster than necessary - even under worst case power use.
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel updated its integrated memory controller hub technology to optimize available memory bandwidth and reduce latency associated with memory access, thereby improving system performance.
Intel Flex Memory Access
This Intel technology makes upgrading easier by "allowing different memory sizes to be populated and remain in dual-channel mode," according to Intel.
Execute Disable Bit
Reduces your system's exposure to viruses and mal-ware attacks, and the chances of self-executing and propagating software from taking down your system or network. That can save you costly repairs, lost productivity, and revenue.
10/100 Fast Ethernet Network
A highspeed pathway to send your data to other devices networked to your computer enabling you to share files and Internet access.
See and chat with family, friends, colleagues, clients. With Skype a couple of clicks keeps you in touch with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Widely used by people all around the world, Skype can help you find contacts via phone number, name, or mail search. You can also create groups to make video and voice conferencing quick and easy. Some Skype features are free while others require a fee.
Burn your data and important files to any disk, even Blu-ray. Power2Go makes it so fast and easy to create DVD and CD libraries of your favorite movies, music, photos, whatever you want to protect or archive. Create your own recovery disks. Cyberlink Power2Go uses 256-bit encryption so you can be sure your data is secure. Check it out, there's lots more features to learn about.
Designed for Windows 8, PowerDVD Metro is a multimedia player app, accessible from the Start screen, for viewing, and sharing videos, photos, and music across multiple devices. It's TrueTheater feature enables users to upgrade video and photo quality. It handles multiple media formats, including Blu-ray.
One of the coolest ways to capture, store, and retrieve data. Evernote is so simple to use yet sophisticated enough to work on most computers, mobile devices, and phones. The easiest way to capture, save, and annotate just about anything you can think of, images and text you like, even stuff you hear, and handwritten notes. Forgot where you put that last document? Evernote lets you search by keyword—even handwritten content, words inside of images, and of course file name, etc.
Create industry-standard PDFs or convert PDFs back to Word and Excel without losing images, formatting, even tables. Scan documents using Nitro's OCR (Optical Character Reader) capability to generate fully-editable content with images. Easily combine documents using drag and drop functionality—which also works for batch conversion.