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Instructional Unit 5

Gustavo Garza
Instructional Design
University of Texas at Brownsville
EDTC-6321 Spring 2014

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Introduction

. 3

Specific Goal

. 3

. 4

. 4

Subject Matter Expert Review Summary

. 4

Subject Matter Expert Review


Introduction

Synopsis

. 5

OnetoOne Evaluation

. 5

Introduction

. 5

Onetoone Evaluation Summary

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Synopsis

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Small Group Evaluation

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Introduction

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Small Group Evaluation Summary


Synopsis

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Summary

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Appendix I

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Appendix II

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Appendix III

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Appendix IV

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Appendix V

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Instructional Unit 5
Formative Evaluation
Introduction
The evaluation aspect of a learning design project is an important step to help the learner achieve
the desired cognitive knowledge sought. As I followed the different steps that the Addie model
requires, in IU1, I have presented our targeted audience, the performance gap and instructional
goals. In the IU2 plan I have provided given the design strategies to the design. In the IU3 I have
supplied the assessments and resources that would be used and on the previous plane which was
IU4 I have included the implementation tools and strategies that will be used to close the
knowledge gap a learner has when it comes to buying a laptop. The attendees to this training
will be receiving the needed knowledge in making a wise decision for their next laptop purchase.
The intent of this training is to educate the learners of what makes one laptop different from
another and why they need to look at their needs before they purchase a laptop in an impulse. For
Instructional Unit # 5, a formative evaluation will be conducted. The evaluation will be that of a
subject matter expert, a one-toone evaluation conducted after the subject matter expert Review
changes are incorporated, and finally a small group evaluation of the training program once
changes have been identified from the onetoone evaluation.

Specific Goal
The attendee of this training will complete this goal by understanding what makes a particular
laptop a better purchase then a competitor, how to compare two similar devices and chose the
best for their needs. Attendees will be Knowledgeable of how to (1) Identify differences between
mobile devices, (2) Interactive learning will be given, and general information of the different
ports (external connections) on laptop will be learned, the learner will also be given basic
instruction of how these ports can enhance the usage of these devices. The attendee will be
knowledgeable on (3) Identify hardware components (CPU, Hard drives, RAM, etc), (4)
Interactive programming will aid the attendees with identify what hardware components do in a
computer. (5) Demonstration of knowledge by attendees in the technical language will be used to
identify the difference components inside a laptop, which will aid them in identifying the cost
variations between the different models of laptops. (6) Knowledge will come from the attendee
in showing that they can research a manufactures rating and find the best customer service after
the sale. (7) Identify which mobile device will fit different life styles by having knowledge that
will aid them in making an educated purchase of a laptop, identify the specifications that could
be beneficial to their needs before buying a laptop, and identify the cost relationship to the
internal components for each laptop they might be shopping for.

Subject Matter Expert Review


Introduction
The Subject Matter Expert (SME) for this evaluation was conducted by Mr. Meliton
Hinojosa III. Mr. Hinojosa has over 20 years of experience in the field of Electronic and
Computer Maintenance. He is currently the program chair of the Electronic and Computer
Maintenance department at South Texas College. Mr. Hinojosa has over 16 years of teaching
experience in Information Technology and Computer Maintenance. Prior to his teaching
experience Mr. Hinojosa worked for the United State Air Forces as an Intrusion Detection
Systems Maintenance. His certification include but not limited to an A+ certification, N+
certification, Certified Ethical Hacker, and Computer Forensic Investigator to name a few. Mr.
Hinojosa has multiple degrees, which include an Associate from community college of the Air
Force in Electronic Systems in 1997 to his most recent doctor's of education from Texas A&M
2011.
The first draft material and instruction was delivered to the SME in person for his
independent review. His comments and suggestions were sent back via email.
Subject Matter Expert Review Summary
The table below lists the major steps of the instructional unit, the observations made by
the SME as each step was completed, and my responses to the recorded observations.
Steps

SME's Comments

Introduction

The introduction looks to be well


thought out and has all initial
requirements. One area that might be
presented here could be an example
of two laptops

After reviewing Mr. Hinojosa's


comment I altered my introduction to
include some brand names for laptop
information

Pre-Instructional
Activity

Since the objective on the preinstruction is to engage the learner,


you might want to start with open
ended question they might answer
prior attending the training and
maybe have some written down
questions they could pre-submit for
your review and for you to answer
during a question and answer stage.

I think this is a great suggestion and I


have decided to incorporate open ended
questions and submitted questions the
learner might have with the email sent
initially to the learners.

My Respond

Steps

SME's Comments

My Respond

Assessment

Your assessment section mentions


about getting a base line through an
initial quiz. The type is not identified
and if I might suggest, I would say
this quiz should be a multiple choice
question as to allow grading to take
place by the trainer live without
having to have open ended question
that might take more time for
gathering of information.

Point well advised. I will be changing


information in my assessment area to
include a multiple choice quiz and
something that could be done prior the
training takes place.

Overall

The overall consensus of the project's


intention is very good. I believe there
is very detailed information that can
be understood both by the trainer and
trainee. The ideas are easy to
understand and to grasp throughout
the training.

I have found a new URL (listed below)


that I would include into my media
selection and delivery system section.
http://blog.laptopmag.com/laptopbuying-guide

Synopsis
The prognostics given by Mr. Hinojosa is that of a job well done. The audience is identified and
the material that will be thought seems to be in order with the level skill of my audience. The
material is relevant and the examples and tools used seem to be enriching and plentiful. The
practical substance and thorough identification of components and blocks of information goes
well with this type of cognitive learning.
Shortterm revisions:
Make all revisions include in the SME evaluation table above.
Longterm revisions:
Based on the feedback provided I will implement RSQC2 which allows the learner two
minutes to recall and list in rank order the most important ideas from a previous
discussion; in two more minutes, they summarize those points in a single sentence, then
write one major question they want answered, then identify a thread or theme to connect
this material to the course's major goal.
Information received will need to be visited regularly due to the fast pace industry that
technology has to offer.
One-to-One Evaluation
Introduction
The one-to-one evaluation was conducted by Mr. Oscar Flores. Mr. Flores was chosen
due to his knowledge in the Electronic and Computer Maintenance while also coming from
industry as a owner of Electronics and Printer services Co. Mr. Flores knowledge of managing a

company such as the one he belong to makes him a reliable and unique source for information on
managerial expertise. The evaluation was held in a classroom in the technology building for
South Texas College which we both instruct. The material was presented in a classroom setting
and was evaluated with a lab assistant and myself as presenters. The lab assistant was asked to be
present for the sole reason of aiding the presenter (myself) in getting material to the trainee (Mr.
Flores).
One-to-One Evaluation Summary
The observation for this section was to be run as the projected training that would take place in
the planned training being presented. The evaluation took place in a classroom after school hours
which started at 5:30 PM and was completed by two hours later at 7:30 PM. The planning of this
observation was targeting not only the evaluated aspect, but also as a measuring tool for me in
the allotted time frame.

Steps

One-to-one evaluation

My Respond

Pre-Instructional
Activities

The evaluator seems to dislike the


video that will be shown. He feels
that it is a bit silly and that the
training should be kept professional.

The information shown in the video is


meant to show a non-actor acting out
on a laptop purchase he soon regrets. I
feel comfortable in showing this video
in the hope of engaging the learners by
using humor.
No change will be done

Lesson 1
Device
Identification

In the first draft of IU4 information


was presented but there is no mention
of images or examples. Appendix II
starts with port identification but
nothing on the differences of devices
Are you going to add pictures of the
different items?

The intent was to put some images but


had been overlooked.
Images will be placed in the device
identification section, which is in
Appendix II, lesson 1

For the port identification Table 1.1


is not very legible learners will have
an issue trying to identify the shapes
and labels.

After looking into table 1.1 of where


the source came from a determination
was made to remove that image and
substitute it with a better image.

Lesson 2
Port Identification
No further advice was given on block
2, all else was acceptable to the
evaluator.

No other changes

Steps

Lesson 3
Discussing the
peripherals

Lesson IV
Using TestOut

Final stage
Scenario

SME's Comments

Section three seemed to have all


images relevant to the study while
data that has been provided will be a
good tangible material
Asked if other material would be
provided to accompany the images
and text?
Evaluator agreed that having the
trainees break into groups of three
and four would enhance the ability to
collaborate amongst themselves and
help each other out with the program.
He also suggested that I should have
one assistant with each group for
further assistance.
All material mentioned and items that
will be updated have been accepted
by the evaluator. The Evaluator
would like for me to include a likert
scale questioner as to be used as
feedback from the learners on the
experience and knowledge of the
completed training.

My Respond

This section will also be accompanied


with the thing I like to call "show and
tell". Items will be passed so that the
trainee can see the actual device in
question.
No Changes needed

Point was revisited and changes will be


noted to have one assistant with each
group present for further assistance

Suggestion was accepted and will be


modified/updated in the final project.

Synopsis
The information in the suggested plan was well accepted by the one-to-one advisor. The
information provided in this unit will be very beneficial to students and general public that is
seeking technical help in choosing a mobile device for their individual purpose. The information
provided could be used to give training to the community in whole. Training such as this could
be taught by upper level students to incoming students which could aid all parties involved.
These suggestions will be seriously pursued in order to further educate our students and potential
students.
Shortterm Revisions:
Make all revisions include in the one-to-one evaluation table above.
Go through with a fine comb and identify any oversights, grammar issues and missed
references
Long-term Revisions:
Continue looking for better videos in which I can use as an opening attention getter.
Information received will need to be visited regularly due to the fast pace industry that
technology has to offer.
Small Group Evaluation

Introduction
For this section I have selected three students to simulate a group; students were selected
from our Electronic and Computer Maintenance department that were willing participants (which
will be simulating the group breakout which will take place in the training). The students are
comprised of Abel Ibarra (S1), Gilbert Gonzalez (S2) and Juan Vasquez (S3). The targeted
students for this evaluation were comprised of first semester students in the hopes of attempting
to simulate attendees diverse knowledge that will be signing up for this training. The Computer
skills for each participant range between Normal computer experience to just beginning a
computer career.
The time and date were picked around the students schedule which was on Wednesday
between 3:00 PM and 5:00PM. The time slot allowed the full attention of the participants and
was ideal to fill a void in the time slot the classroom would be available. I am taking role of
trainer and they will be the participants.

Steps

Small Group's Comments

The introduction was well established


and well received. S1, S2 and S3 all
seem to understand the theory behind
the training. The consensus for the
introduction was accepted well with
no mention of any change

My Respond

No Change

Introduction
Students were very inquisitive about
finding out what grade they scored in
the preliminary assessment.

Initial questions were for the use of the


trainer for the training and are really
not intended to be a pass or fail
assessment.
Will consider giving a correct or
incorrect respond in the future

Pre-Instructional
Activity

With respect to the introduction


video, students said they appreciated
the humor and could relate to the
actors frustration when looking for a
laptop purchase

This is the result I was looking for


when the intended humor could be used
to place the subjects into a better
receptive notion

Lesson 1
Device
Identification

The pictures and definitions giving in


this section made the devices much
simpler to understand and keep items
in order.

I'm glad you found them interesting


and pleasing.

One thing we would suggest to point


out in this training is that even though
Point taken. I will make a note of this
tablets have a touch screen input,
to future trainers and training.
today's laptops, ultrabooks and even
desktop computer could have them.
Steps

SME's Comments

Lesson 2
Port Identification

In lesson one, the groups comments


where that they did not feel
comfortable learning all the different
ports in such a small amount of time.
They felt that there might have been a
cognitive overload.

The intent of the information provided


should not be learned completely in
one setting. The pre-instruction
material was put in place for this
reason. Also the expectation is not to
memorize all ports but to learn where
and how they are used.

Students enjoyed this section. They


felt that this was important and
should be emphasized more.

There might be a slight bias due to the


field of study the students are pursuing

Lesson 3
Discussing the
peripherals

The hardware components are an


important part when buying a laptop.
(S1)
Maybe there should be a comparison
between AMD and Intel Company.
(S2 mentioned and S3 agreed)

Lesson IV
Using TestOut

Final stage
Scenario

My Respond

I agreed with student and this is why I


have included examples and TestOut
for this section
The intent is to try and sticking to fact
alone. I will not weigh self opinions or
would want to compare venders for that
matter.

The program is very user friendly and We have used this program on our
the help feature gets you out of a jam. traditional classes and I too believe this
(Group)
is a program that has small learning
curve
The allotted time cannot be increased
due to the time refrain the training will
Would have liked to increase the time
have.
of usage to this program. (Group)
Note: thinking of maybe extending
time of training to two class meetings
The consensus of the group is that of
approval. S3, said the scenario was
challenging but easy to answer due to
the studied material and references.
(other two students agreed)

Final intent serves two purposes. One


gives feedback to the learner and
second allows the learner to apply their
new knowledge in a practical way.

Synopsis
The evaluation presented from the small group was favorable. The group seemed to have
a good time with the training. The feedback was that the instruction and steps were simple
enough for them to complete with little or no assistance. The time allowed was questioned by

S1would have liked to have more time on the projects and training. The completions of the
exiting scenarios were challenging and true to the subject matter. The information provided
allowed the learner to complete all aspects of the interactive sections and questions. The
interaction that took place seemed to keep all students engaged and willing participants
throughout.
Shortterm Revisions:
Make all revisions include in the Small Group evaluation table above
Decrease the amount of ports that will be focused, limit the ports to most standard items
Long-term Revisions:
Look into extending the training to two day.
Decrease the images in the port identification section
Summary
The final result of this project allows a computer user to find a laptop that is best
equipped for their life style needs. The evaluation procedure is crucial for any projected plan,
and this plan is no exception. The procedures have gone through some update with the
recommendation from the evaluators. I have updated questions, time and pictures to show
updated and clear instruction to the procedures for both trainer and trainee.
Pre-Test
Open ended questions: (due before training starts)
When does a lack of computer memory become evident?
Can you list 3 types of Laptop screen used in todays laptops?
What is a toughbook?

Appendix I: Introductory

Script: Good day ladies and gentleman. My name is [Name of Trainer] and I would like
to welcome you to today's presentation on how to choose a laptop for your lifestyle. Before we
get started I would like us to look at some videos and see if we can relate to what is going on
with these video. (Depending on the reaction and time I would show one to three videos at this
time)
Videos:

The 8TV Quickie - IT Jargon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP9qTVBV9Gk


Worst Laptops and Notebooks Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCd2RgB2gbw
Funny Tech Support: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp-uKlhXvmo
Script after video: So let's be honest, how many of us understood the humor or better yet,
how many looked at the person next to them and made fun of themselves because you can relate
to what the video showed as a confused person? ... It's not uncommon and don't feel bad because
many people are just like you and do not understand the technical language, but lucky for you
have come to right place to find out more on this.
How many times have you gone to a computer store and left with nothing but a headache?
Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Undecided

Agree

Strongly Agree

Undecided

Agree

Strongly Agree

Undecided

Agree

Strongly Agree

Agree

Strongly Agree

Some tablet could be hybrid between a laptop and tablet?


Strongly Disagree

Disagree

A tablet has no input keyboard?


Strongly Disagree

Disagree

A laptop has multiple means to feed output into a monitor?


Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Undecided

Lets begin by studying the ports of a computer. What is a port? First, why are ports
important? Well let's find out what each port allows us to do with our laptop. A port is the
connection that let us connect external devices to the insides of our laptops which allows for us
to see for example this projectors output. If we did not have a port that allowed us to connect to
external devices we could not extend the usage we have become accustom of using (such as
printers, monitors).

Appendix II
Lesson one: Device Differences

http://blog.laptopmag.com/laptop-buying-guide

Mobile devices and the market they fall in.


Laptops- A laptop is a small, portable computer -- small enough that it can sit on your lap

http://www3.pcmag.com/media/images/321794-lenovo-ideapad-z400-touch.jpg

Tablets- A general-purpose computer contained in a single panel. Its distinguishing characteristic


is the use of a touch screen as the input device

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/51/IPad1stGen.jpg

Hybrid- A combination tablet and laptop computer. The hybrid has a removable screen that turns
into a tablet when separated

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/51/IPad1stGen.jpg

Ultrabook- A very thin version of a laptop by definition less than 0.8 inches thick.

http://www.presentviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/44.jpg

http://blog.laptopmag.com/laptop-buying-guide

Lesson two: Discuss the ports


Identifying the pre-material terms and keywords sent to you before the class let us identify some
of these ports. In the slides below, we can study the ports picture on the left pane while we get a
brief description what they are used for in the right

http://removeandreplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/computer-ports-identification-chart.jpg

Lets break into groups of 3-4 people and lets study the following ports, I'll give you 10 minutes
to discuss among yourselves and then we will discuss your finding and why your group chose the
answer you did.

1. Which of the following ports is shown in Figure below?

A.
B.
C.
D.

Serial connector
Display port
eSATA port
USB port

2.

A.
B.
C.
D.
3.

A.
B.
C.
D.
4.

A.
B.
C.
D.

Which of the following ports is shown in Figure below?

Parallel port
PS/2 port
DVI port
Ethernet port
Which of the following ports is shown in Figure below?

VGA port
DVI port
Fireware port
Parallel port
Which of the following ports is shown in Figure below?

HDMI port
DVI port
Serial port
PS/2 port

5.

A.
B.
C.
D.

Which of the following ports is shown in Figure below?

PS/2 port
DVI port
HDMI port
Serial port

Appendix III
Lesson three: Discuss the peripherals
We have mentioned the different ports and now we will look at the hardware (peripheral) devices
that make up a computer. The power point will demonstrate what a computer or laptop will be
comprised of.

Figure 1-2 Inside the computer case


8

Whats important about


microprocessors?

11

Practical Computer Literacy, 3rd Edition

Why do computers use


multiple storage devices?

13

Practical Computer Literacy, 3rd Edition

Whats Inside the Case


Memory modules random access memory
(RAM)
Temporary storage for data and instructions as
they are being processed by the CPU
Dual inline memory module (DIMM) slots hold
memory modules
Figure 1-6 A DIMM
holds RAM and is
mounted directly on
a motherboard
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Sound Card
Connects the speakers
and microphone to
the computer.

Network Card
A circuit board that
connects the
computer to the rest
of the network usually
using special cables.

Video Card's, Monitor's,

Whats Inside the Case


Hard drives and other drives
Hard drives may also be called hard disk drive
(HDD)
Permanent storage used to hold data and programs

Other drives include: optical drive and tape drive

Figure 1-7 Two types of hard drives (larger


magnetic drive and smaller solid-state
19
drive) and a DVD drive

Lets break into groups of 3-4 people and lets study the following Peripheral devices, I'll give you
10 - 15 minutes to discuss among yourselves and then we will discuss your finding and why your
group chose the answer you did.

Which part is the "brain" of the computer?


Monitor
RAM
ROM
CPU
What is the permanent memory built into your computer called?
RAM
CPU
CD-ROM
ROM
Approximately how many bytes make one Megabyte
One Thousand
One Million
Ten Thousand
One Hundred
The capacity of your hard drive is measured in
MHz
Gigabytes
Mbps
52X
Which of the following is not an input device?
Keyboard
Joystick
Monitor
Microphone
Which of the following is not an output device?
Monitor
Keyboard
Printer
Speakers
Which device allows your computer to talk to other computers over a telephone line as well as access
the internet?
RAM
CD-ROM drive
Modem
Hard Drive

How much information can a CD (Compact Disk) usually store?


1.4 Mb
150 Mb
650 Mb
10 Mb
Which of the following is an operating system you would be using on the computer?
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Windows
Netscape
Microsoft Word
What does RAM stand for?
Remote Authorization Mechanism
Random Access Memory
Readily Accessed Mailer
Random Authorization Mechanism
Physical components that make up your computer are known as:
Software
Operating Systems
Hardware
Web Browsers
Which of the following will you require to hear music on your computer?
Sound Card
Video Card
Mouse
Joy Stick

Appendix IV

Lesson three: labs using TestOut


Lets break into groups of 3-4 people and lets study the Activities 3 and 4 from TestOut , I'll give
you 10 minutes to discuss among yourselves and complete the assignment in TestOut then we
will discuss your finding and why your group chose the answer you did.

*Note; have one assistant with each group present for better assistance

Appendix V
Final stage of the training is to role play scenarios with the individual group. The scenario will be
of a person going to buy a Laptop at a computer retail store. The information below is of the
laptops for sale.
Scenario 1, which of the two is best for a young person that wants to use it for gaming? and
why?
Scenario 2, which of the two is best for an older person needing it for office work? and why?
Laptop A
Acer V3-771G 17.3 Inch V3 1TB 8GB Blu-ray Laptop: 599.99
CPU, Memory and Operating System:
Intel Core i5 dual core 3210M processor.
2.5GHz processor speed.
8GB DDR3 RAM memory.
1TB SATA hard drive.
Microsoft Windows 8.
Display features:
17.3 inch display.
High definition display.
DVD optical drives:
Blu-ray.
Dual layer.
Graphics:
Dedicated graphics.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics card with 1GB memory.
Interfaces and connectivity:
Multi-Media Card (MMC) compatible.
4 USB ports.
1 Ethernet port.
1 HDMI port.
Bluetooth.
Multi-media features:
Acer Crystal built-in webcam.
Built-in mic.
General features:
Up to 3.5 hours battery life.
Size H31.3, W57.7, D9cm.
Weight 3.2kg.
EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 4712196572174.

Laptop B
HP ENVY m6-1178sa 15.6" Laptop
Processor Intel Core i5-3210M (2.5 GHz (up to 3.1 GHz with TurboBoost), 3 MB L3 Cache)
Operating System Windows 8
RAM 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)

Graphics card 2 GB DDR3 dedicated AMD Radeon HD 7670M


Screen type Widescreen HD BrightView LED-backlit
Screen resolution 1366 x 768
Screen size 15.6"
Hard drive 1 TB SATA 5400rpm
Optical disk drive SuperMulti DVDR/RW with double layer support
Memory card reader Digital media card reader
USB 1 x USB 2.0
3 x USB 3.0
FireWire No
Modem/Ethernet Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with WiFi
Bluetooth Yes
Audio interface 3.5 mm headphone-out/microphone-in combo
TV output 1 x VGA, 1 x DisplayPort
Expansion card slot No
Sound Beats Audio with 2 speakers and HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer
Webcam HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone
Keyboard & Mouse Full-size, island-style keyboard with numeric keypad
TouchPad supporting multi-touch gestures
Battery 6-cell Li-Ion polymer (up to 8.25 hours battery life)
Accessories included 65W AC Power Adapter, "Begin here" guide, HP manual
Software included Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013 (60 days live update); Beats Audio with SRS 3D; HP Connected Music
powered by Universal Music Group; HP Connected Photo; HP Coolsense; HP ProtectSmart; HP SimplePass; HP Games powered by
WildTangent; HP Connected ePrint; Cyberlink Power DVD; Windows Live Essentials; Amazon Kindle
Size 379 x 250 x 26 mm
Weight 2.4 kg

Here is a video to inform you on how to sell a laptop and show the positive aspects of it.

How to brag and sell your Laptop.


convincinglyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OOGPLKpTnE