Ask Stephen Cook.
“The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to serve several billion users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies.”
While satellites may be considered one of the technologies used to deliver ‘the internet’ today, it would still go on even if the space junk-acalypse were to come to pass.
Yes. While USB 2.0 is not the most recent version, it is still the most common and provides an effective throughput of 35 MB/s.
USB 3.0, released in 2008, offers a comparable throughput of 400 MB/s and is fully backwards compatible with the 2.0 standard.
Hubs are cheap, so go ahead and splurge on a 3.0 model (like this one from amazon http://amzn.to/1iRp5cl) and tell your ‘bf’ that he’s lucky to have you.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, as quoted in the New York Times last week. The company, which earned 14 Emmy nominations for its original content (including “Arrested Development,” “House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “Hemlock Grove”), seems to have a firm grasp on what television will be like in the future.
Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, released a letter to the investors for Q2, and revealed:
This is what the internet was designed to do for over twenty years and has been able to do for at least five. That someone is saying it today - not before - shouldn’t be honored. It should be a disappointment
In general, I think it’s difficult to get true gaming performance out of an entry-level laptop unless you’re looking at Alienware or other gaming-specific rigs.
For Battlefield 3, I found these recommended requirements (posted below).
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
- RAM: 4GB
- Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950.
- Graphics card memory: 1 GB
- Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card
- Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
So, in looking at the specs posted for the Ultrabook U840, I’m guessing that your biggest problem is the lack of a quality graphics card. Notebookcheck.net states:
Our performance tests with the high clocked mainstream version of the HD Graphics 3000 in quad-core processors showed a performance level on par with the current entry level generations from NVIDIA (e.g. GeForce 310M) and AMD (HD 5450).