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Analysis of Computing Systems Rubric
Given the material covered in Module 3 (Hardware) and Module 4 (Software), your personal
experience, and our good friend reliable sources, provide a well-formatted MS Word document (with
citations) that provides a framework for comparing two different computing solutions for both
hardware and software issues. [Hint: Such a document would most likely include an introduction
paragraph, a table comparing individual characteristics, and a conclusion paragraph.]
For example, you might want to compare an iPhone X with an iPhone 7, or an iPhone X with a Galaxy
7, or a PS4 with an XBox, or an Apple Air with a Razer Blade Stealth.
Considerations might include:

of (or importance of) exclusive software products available for that system

backwards compatibility for “old” materials from previous systems
cost of the system
compatibility of the system with supporting services (such as the cell phone network, gaming
community, or preferred app store)
availability of support for the system
disk space
type of external media supported
Graphics Card capabilities
Processor speed
Peripherals support
…Or any other considerations you consider important. A minimum of 2 hardware and 2 software
factors must be included.
An example document of a “good” work is here .
An example document of a “mediocre” work is here .
An example of “very bad” work is here .
This assignment uses TurnItIn to check for originality (to ensure it is not plagiarized). As this is
partially an assessment of your ability to apply MS Word skills, the document must be submitted in
.docx format.

Sample Solution