Computer and Networking Lab

Tom Kelliher, CS 102

Sept. 12, 2003



Quiz on Monday. Question and answer period now. Remember sample quiz and solution.


No online quiz. Study for written quiz.

From Last Time

Hardware show and tell.


  1. Introduction.

  2. Lab.

Coming Up

Lab, quiz.


  1. Why buy more RAM when my PC is slow?

  2. What is a basic PC today? Why might I want more or less?
    1. 2.4 GHz Intel or AMD processor.

    2. 128--256 MB RAM (watch out for video sharing).

    3. 40 GB hard drive.

    4. CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD-ROM drive.

    5. 56K modem and/or network interface card.

    6. Audio card, speakers.

    7. 15'' or 17'' monitor (often not included).

    8. Basic $100 inkjet printer (often not included).

    Price: $400 (including rebate) from Best Buy.

  3. Notebook PCs.

  4. Good brands. Good places to buy.

  5. Why might I want a MAC?


Thomas P. Kelliher
Wed Sep 10 09:54:03 EDT 2003
Tom Kelliher