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Desktop Test System Specs
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation (64-bit)
Processor
Intel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge) 3.3 GHz Base Clock, Quad-Core, 6 MB Shared L3 Cache, Power-saving features enabled
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 (F10 BIOS)
Memory
8 GB Crucial DDR3 @ 1333 MT/s (2 x 4 GB)
Graphics
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 (PCIe 2.0 x16)
Storage
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB SATA 3Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache
Optical
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Power Supply
Corsair TX750W (750 W max)
Case
Zalman MS1000-HS2
CPU Cooler
Scythe Mugen 2 Revision B
Keyboard
Logitech Wireless Keyboard K320
Mouse
Logitech Wireless Trackball M570
Notebook Test System
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
ModelToshiba Satellite S955-S5376
Display15.6" HD TrueBrite LED-Backlit (1366x768)
ProcessorIntel Core i5-3317U (Ivy Bridge), 1.7 GHz Base Clock, Dual-Core, 3 MB Shared L3 Cache, Power-saving features enabled
Memory8 GB DDR3 @ 1600 MT/s
Graphics
Mobile Intel HD Graphics
Storage750 GB SATA HDD 5400 RPM
Network802.11 b/g/n
MSRP
$750
Touchscreen Notebook Test System
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
Operating System
Toshiba Satellite P845t-S4310
Display
14.0" HD TrueBrite LED-Backlit Touch Screen (1366x768)
Processor
Intel Core i5-3317U (dual-core)
Memory
6 GB DDR3 @ 1600 MT/s
Storage
750 GB SATA HDD 5,400 RPM
Network
802.11 b/g/n + WiDi
MSRP
$950
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