Report to Compare and Contrast the Hardware Specification of Two Laptops/Desktops or Servers.

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Report to compare and contrast the hardware specification of two Laptops/Desktops or Servers.

Executive Summary

For the purpose of this report, I will be comparing two different computers and comparing the various aspects of hardware specifications of the two separate platforms in detail, including performance in terms of processor, memory and storage. The first computer I have chosen for this report is a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, which is a powerful laptop, also known as a notebook. This computer is made by a company called Apple, which is possibly the most desirable brand in the computer hardware market today. The second computer I have chosen, for which to compare against the MacBook Pro, is the 27-inch iMac
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Below is a basic diagram of a Processor. A component known as a multi-core processor contains the actual central processing units which are called cores. These are the units within the processor which execute and read program instructions. A multi-core processor can have two or more cores, and generally speaking the more cores it has the more powerful and faster the system.
Apple products such as the MacBook pro and the IMac come with a specification of a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor which both contain two cores, or a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, which contains four cores.
Specifications
The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display possesses a fourth generation dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, which possesses a speed of 2.5 GHz. This alone is a very fast speed, and also possesses a technology known as Turbo Boosting, which is a technology that is integrated into Intel processors that can increase the speed of the processor temporarily when it is required. When implemented, Turbo Boost can bring the speed up to an incredible 4.0 GHz.
The most powerful IMac on the market, 27-inch iMac with Retina display, also possesses a fourth generation dual-core processor, but with a standard specification of 3.5GHz, rather than the 2.5GHz that comes as standard with the MacBook pro, making it a significantly faster speed. However, with the Turbo boost option, the

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