The Silverback Electronics Guide: What is a good device?

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The anatomy of a good a Technological device: Processor

The need for a good device, be it mobile phone, Tablet computer or even laptop is eve-increasing; many of us still do not know what makes a devices specifications 'good'. This guide aims to shed some light on what to look for for those of us that are looking for a good device but don't know what to look for.  When vendors put all those numbers and values in front of you and it means nothing - we know the feeling!

First of all, when looking at a devices specifications we need to look at the processor. This is the component of your device that is responsible for 'processing' the tasks you are doing and putting to action the task you are doing. A fast processor is essential to avoid that lag between when you press your keys and when you see your action happen on screen. We generally advise to look for a processor with more cores, although the GHz speed is also responsible for the speed because the more cores a device has means more distribution of the workload. A split of the workload means an easier time handling it right?

What's also important is the speed because we all now that the faster a computer the better! Look for a high GHz value because that is a measure of the processor speed. Please also take into account that the RAM should be as high as you can get it. This is simply because it acts as a memory reserve for your device to use in processing your request. The more RAM, the more 'space to move' and more space readily available to use. This is why the devices with high RAM are generally better at multi-tasking. 
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The screen

We usually advise to purchase a device with a Capacitive Screen. This is because they are much more responsive and are the ones included on most well-known devices. They enable more sensitive movements and multiple touch points, making these more suitable for games and even 'pinching' your photos and videos to zoom in. The tablets with Resistive screens are usually the more 'low-end models' and are generally cheaper. These require a much firmer touch and only one touch point. 

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