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Internal Components (Cont’t)

Figure 16 shows the ASUS VivoBook with the hard disk and the cooler removed, leaving the motherboard visible.

ASUS VivoBook X202EFigure 16: Motherboard

Figure 17 shows the Wi-Fi card of the portrayed laptop. It is an Atheros AR5B125 card, recognized by the operating system as an AR9485 adapter, compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards, and supporting up to 150 Mbps data rate.

ASUS VivoBook X202EFigure 17: Wi-Fi card

The Core i3-3217U (1.8 GHz nominal clock) and the system RAM (4 GB, DDR3-1333, single channel) are shown in Figure 18. They are both soldered on the motherboard.

ASUS VivoBook X202EFigure 18: CPU and memory

The CPU cooler, which is merely a copper plate with a fan attached, is presented in Figure 19.

ASUS VivoBook X202EFigure 19: Cooler

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.