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With one or two of your classmates, visit three different retail stores in search of your ideal e-book reader. Document the costs, features, advantages, and disadvantages of three different readers using a spreadsheet program. Be sure to consider the cost and ease with which e-books can be purchased and downloaded for each reader. Analyze your data and write a recommendation on which one you would buy. Be sure to clearly explain your decision.

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Principles of Information Systems ...

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Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285867168

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Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285867168
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With one or two of your classmates, visit three different retail stores in search of your ideal e-book reader. Document the costs, features, advantages, and disadvantages of three different readers using a spreadsheet program. Be sure to consider the cost and ease with which e-books can be purchased and downloaded for each reader. Analyze your data and write a recommendation on which one you would buy. Be sure to clearly explain your decision.

Program Plan Intro

Components of computer:

Computer has four major components, they are:

  • Central processing unit (CPU)
  • Memory unit
  • Input devices
  • Output devices

Central Processing Unit (CPU):

  • CPU plays the key role in a computer by carrying out instructions of a computer program.
  • It performs all the basic logic, arithmetic, controlling and input/output operations that are specified by the instructions.
  • The CPU comprises of two units, Arithmetic logic unit (ALU) and control unit (CU).

Memory unit:

  • Once computer program instructions set are transformed into machine code by CPU, the machine code is stored in memory.
  • Then the CPU fetches the required data and instructions from memory and performs the required operations and then sends the result and next instructions set back to memory.

Input devices:

  • The devices used by the user to feed information to the computer, such as a hard drive, keyboard, or a networking card.
  • These devices get the data from outside world into the computer in the way that human eyes and ears bring the data to brain.

Output devices:

  • Output devices are used by computer to deliver information to user, such as a monitor, printer, and speaker.
  • The CPU takes the machine code present in memory and converts it into a format that is mandatory by monitor’s hardware.
  • Then the monitor’s hardware converts that information into different light intensities so that you see words or pictures.

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Details of e-book reader:

 Amazon Kindle OasisKoba Clara HDBarnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 3
Cost$250$130$120
Features
  • It has a screen size of 7 inches and its screen type is monochrome e link.
  • It offers 8GB storage capacity.
  • It is waterproof.
  • It has a screen size of 6 inches and its screen type is monochrome e link.
  • It offers 8GB storage capacity.
  • It has a color-changing front light.
  • The different book formats include CBR, CBZ, EPUB, HTML, PDF, RTF, and TXT.
  • It has a screen size of 6 inches and its screen type is monochrome e link.
  • It offers 8GB storage capacity.
  • It has a color-changing front light that goes on changing from blue to yellow.
  • The different book formats include EPUB, and PDF.
Advantages
  • It has a beautiful design.
  • It is very lightweight...

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