The Elan series includes the entry-level Elan LD1 GL, which comes with an Intel Core i3-3110M dual-core processor which can operate at 2.4GHz. It also comes equipped with 2GB of DDR3 RAM (expandable) and has a 14-inch HD panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio which can support resolution of up to 1366×768.1t also has an Nvidia GeForce GT 630M card with 2GB of DDR3 video RAM that is also compatible with DirectX 11. It comes with a 500GB hard drive. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, a VGA port, and an Ethernet port. It runs on the Ubuntu Linux operating system. It weighs 2.2kg.
First Published in Gadgets Magazine, May 2013