Technologies are ruling the world. Global market is a vast field for opportunities. People are looking for the best products at a reasonable price. Among hundreds of IT – technology producers it has became harder to distinguish the one we need. In addition, it is hardly possible to catch the speed of changes in the technology age. Therefore, the ideas, which shocked society six or even three years ago are becoming the part of everyday life and often are the symbol of the status. As a result, people are hesitating whether to buy cheap and practical gadgets or pay more for the status. In this essay, two different laptops will be compared: Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch and Asus ZENBOOK UX31E. Famous manufacturers produce both. One of them is now considered as a brand name, while the other is getting better with every year.
Asus is considered to be a good laptop. Considerable price is combined with high quality technical indicators. The laptop type usually supports all the purpose needs. In addition, this is a good gaming tool with ultrabook design. Display is developed under the LED technology and the size is 13.3 inch. Resolution is 1600 x 900, while aspect ratio is 16:9. If to speak about modern appliances, the more features they have, the better it is. Therefore, the laptop Asus ZENBOOK UX31E has Bluetooth and Wi–Fi to provide high-quality wireless connection. However, there are other options to be connected: starting from Ethernet Port and finishing with VGA. Usually Asus laptops have HDMI, Headphone Output, mini HDMI, USB 2.0 and 3.0. This model of the Asus laptop has built-in webcam, HD display, memory card reader and wireless display capable. The RAM speed is 1,333MHz. RAM type is DDR3 and has 4GB of internal memory. This model of laptop has 50 Whrs Polymer Battery and it is possible to use it for seven hours. With the SSD hard drive technology it is possible to have of 128 GB of hard drive capacity. Asus ZENBOOK UX31E has integrated Intel HD graphics card 3000 with operating system Microsoft Windows 7. In addition, its folded height is 0.3” and weight is 1.3 pounds.
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch was released in 2010 and is definite as all-purpose laptop type. Display LED technology is supported by resolution 1280 x 800 and aspect ratio 16:10. The size of the display is 13.3 inch. The laptop has both wireless connections: Bluetooth and Wi–Fi. To connect other devises the user can use HDMI or USB 2.0. There are main features and few additional. To the main features belong backlit keyboard, built-in webcam and HD display. The audio of the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch is supported by the stereo speakers, omnidirectional microphone and combined headphone. The memory RAM type is DDR3 with the speed 1,333 MHz and has 4 GB of internal memory. However, it is possible to have 8 GB additionally. The laptop has built-in 63.5 – watt-hour lithium-polymer battery, so the work can last to 10 hours. The hard driver capacity is 250 GB and it works with the speed 5,400 RPM. Multimedia is represented by the graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 320M and graphics processor with 256 MB of DDR 3 SDRAM. There is optical 8x SuperDrive. The weight of the laptop is 4.5 pounds and the folded height 0.95”.
If to take into account all the mentioned details above, the choice of the laptop becomes the question of choice. On the one hand, Asus is light and compact, while MacBook is heavy to carry it everywhere with you. However, if to choose MacBook for work it definitely has advantages: speed, battery life and additional options represented by operating system. However, if to speak about appearance, both laptops are attractive and stylish. In addition, the price of both gadgets differs. As a result, it is up to the user: to choose power and style or prefer easiness and compactness, which will represent him or her to the surroundings.