The Zorin OS operating system comes pre-installed on all Zorin PCs for the ultimate desktop experience. Some of the advantages of Zorin OS:
We provide both Zorin OS and Windows 7 by default on all dual boot models of the Zorin PC. On each startup you can choose which operating system you wish to load. This is thanks to our custom boot-loader software, tailored especially for the needs and requirements of the Zorin PC.
We are in constant fear of viruses and malware in the digital world. Thanks to Zorin OS's immunity from Windows viruses you will never have to worry about them. Zorin OS also comes with integrated firewall software to keep your Zorin PC extra safe. When a potential security threat arises, software updates usually come in a matter of hours through the Update Manager. With Zorin OS on the Zorin PC you are sure to have peace of mind.
The Zorin PC is packed with software, ready for you to take advantage of. From the versatile LibreOffice suite to the feature-packed OpenShot video editor, it's got it all. Zorin OS is sure to facilitate all of your everyday tasks such as web browsing, document creation, social networking, making videos, chatting with your friends and beyond, all without having to install anything. We have even split up the Zorin PC into three different versions to facilitate the requirements of various user groups with additional software. Those versions include the Home Edition for general use, the Educational Edition for use in schools and universities and the Business Edition for business (see below).
We don't believe that one size fits all, especially when we want to make the easiest products to use. There should be as little set up as possible, whatever you are using your Zorin PC for. That's why we have created three editions of the Zorin PC containing a wealth of software tailored for your specific needs. First up is the Home Edition which includes all the software you will ever need for everyday computer usage. We have incorporated programs such as the LibreOffice suite, the Google Chrome web browser, the Photoshop-like GIMP Image Editor, the Banshee music player with the Ubuntu One Music store, the Moovida media center, many games and much more. The Educational version is packed with educational software for primary, secondary and tertiary education to enhance the learning process and to involve the entire class to it. The Zorin PC makes it much easier to manage your educational life with time tracking, note taking and e-reading programs.The Business Edition is packed with a wealth of business software from accounting and spreadsheets to bookkeeping and retail. Thanks to its compact form factor, the Zorin PC is perfect for on-site computing, taking notes, syncing them with your office computer and on the cloud, teleconferencing and keeping in touch with your personnel on the go. The Zorin PC will make it simpler to manage your business, saving both time and money.
If even the preinstalled software isn't enough for your requirements there is no need to worry about it, there is plenty of software that will work on your Zorin PC. As you would expect you are able to download installable packages (.deb and .exe) like in your current operating system or you can simplify the process with the Software Center. The Software Center is your central repository for programs and software packages which you can install with just one click. To install a program from the Software Center all you have to do is open the Software Center from the start menu, find one of the tens of thousands of free programs in the Software Center which you want and click Install. That's it! You can even install Windows programs on the Zorin PC in a similar way with PlayOnLinux.
Nowadays computers must work with other computers and devices. Thankfully the Zorin PC does that extremely well, in some cases even better than many other systems. Nearly every file that you use with your current operating system will work perfectly in Zorin OS with no need for additional setup. All your office documents, music, videos, pictures etc. should work out of the box in Zorin OS. In addition to files, Zorin OS supports a large array of devices such as printers, scanners, cameras, keyboards. These devices will work as soon as you plug them in without the need for installing device drivers. Zorin OS can even run many Microsoft Windows programs in Zorin OS by default with the help of WINE and PlayOnLinux. Tests show that most Windows programs run faster in Zorin OS than in Windows.
One of the characteristics of the Zorin PC that sets it apart from most computers is its rotatable touch screen display. The design gives versatility, allowing you to use your Zorin PC as a regular laptop, a tablet device, an e-reader or a media center. The display rotates 180° so you can show your pictures or videos to everyone around you and it can be folded down to be used as a tablet. The touch screen uses resistive technology which lets you use the included stylus to take handwritten notes and navigate the software naturally and expediently with your fingers.
The Zorin PC is small and lightweight. The compact design of the Zorin PC lets you take it anywhere you go. The 10.2" display compliments the small form factor. Weight is also an important factor for mobile devices like the Zorin PC. Weighing in at just 1.25 kg (2.75 lbs), the Zorin PC is your optimal mobile companion wherever you go.
CPU: Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHzRAM: DDR2 2GBStorage: 160GB HDD 2.5", 9.5mm SATA 5400rpmOperating System(s): Dual boot model: Zorin OS and Windows 7 | Single boot model: Zorin OSDisplay: Rotating 10.2 inch TFT LCD 1024 X 600 resistive, touch screen (stylus and finger input)LAN: 10/100M WLAN network cardWLAN: Wireless LAN 802.11b/gWebcam: Built-in VGAGraphics: Integrated Intel GMA X3150Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio Weight: 1.25 kg (2.75 lbs) Battery: 5-6 hrs workingI/O Ports: USB2.0 x3, 4-in-1 card reader, VGA, Ethernet, DC-in, Headphone Jack, Microphone JackDimensions: 265mm(W) x 185mm(D) x 28.8mm(H)Warranty: 1 year