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Annex A2

Microcomputer NMSO E60EJ-11000C/xxx/EJ

Annexes


Annex A2: Technical Specifications - Notebooks

1.0 Introduction

This document addresses the requirements, which apply to the following categories:

  • 1.0N  Thin and Light Notebook

  • 2.0N  Performance Notebook

  • 3.0N  Ultra Portable Notebook

  • 4.0N  Value Ultra Portable Notebook

  • 5.0N Value Thin and Light Notebook

  • 13.0N UltraBook 13.3 inch

  • 14.0N UltraBook 14 inch

2.0 Configurations

Systems must meet or exceed the technical specifications outlined in this Annex.

2.1 Category 1.0N - 14 Inch Thin and Light Notebook

  1. Processor

    Intel Core i5 3320M + QM77/QS77

  2. RAM

    1. 4.0 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz system RAM populated by 1x4.0 GB SO-DIMM.

    2. System RAM must be expandable to a total of 8.0 GB without replacing existing 4.0 GB SO-DIMM.

    3. All RAM must be manufactured by an ISO (International Standards Organization) 9001 certified manufacturer. The ISO 9001 certification applies to both the RAM chip manufacturer and the DIMM assembly manufacturer.

  3. Internal Hard Disk Drive and Controller

    1. The hard disk must be a minimum 320.0 billion bytes (320 GB).

    2. The hard disk must have physical bytes of storage as specified in this Annex, without the use of hardware or software disk compression utilities, as actual formatted data space available to the end-user.

    3. The hard disk must have a SATA (vers. 2.0) 3.0 GB/s interface and have a minimum spin rate of 5400 RPM.

    4. The hard disk must be end user removable in that:

      1. It must not require any specialized tools to perform its removal other than, for example, a standard screwdriver.

      2. If the hard drive is retained in the system with screws, its removal and insertion must not involve more than four screws.

      3. The hard drive/controller connections must be sufficiently engineered for numerous removal/insertion operations for the life of the system. As a minimum the connectors must withstand a frequency of one insertion and one removal a day for 3 years.

    5. The system must come standard with shock protection technology that includes a 3-dimensional accelerometer based mechanism. This mechanism controls and minimizes the shock and acceleration measured at the hard drive when the system is jolted or dropped and parks the read/write head prior to event involving an out-of-tolerance g-loading.

  4. Internal DVD Optical Drive

    1. The optical drive must be a dual layer DVD "burner" with the minimum speeds of 24x CD-R and 6x DVD+R DL.

    2. The optical drive must be either permanently installed in the system or must be swappable with an internal component such as an internal secondary battery.

    3. The optical drive must be designed for the system and supplied by the system manufacturer. It must be certified and approved by the respective system manufacturer.

    4. Each drive must be shipped with optical drive "burning" software manufactured by either Roxio, Nero or Corel (or hardware OEM approved equivalent) with the following functions: creating dual layer DVD media; creating high-capacity audio DVD ; creating CD and data discs containing Dolby Digital Audio and MP3 formats; quick erase functions; preview tools; audio conversion tools. This software must be compatible with Windows 7 Professional and Windows XP Professional SP3.

    5. PC Card connected or parallel port connected optical drives will be not be accepted.

  5. 14 inch (Wide Screen) LED Backlit Active Matrix Display and Video Controller

    1. The display must be a LED backlit Thin Film Transistor (TFT) active matrix technology.

    2. The display must conform to the Video Electronic Standard Association (VESA) resolution of 1366x768 (WXGA). This resolution must be non-virtual.

    3. The display must produce a minimum active display of 14.0 inches (measured diagonally) at its native resolution and be finished with a non-reflective matte finish.

    4. The display controller GPU must be the Intel HD Graphics 3000.

    5. The display controller must produce an external non-interlaced video resolution of 2560x1600.

    6. The display controller must be able to support both internal and external displays concurrently or 2 external displays concurrently.

  6. Audio

    1. The system must include built-in stereo speakers with a high definition audio controller.

    2. The system must include a hardware or software speaker volume control.

  7. Communications

    1. The system must include an embedded, integrated, non-PC Card based 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.

    2. The system must include an embedded wireless 802.11 a/g/n adapter with integrated antenna.

    3. The system must include an embedded Bluetooth 2.1 controller.

    4. The system must have a user-facing, 720p web camera integrated within the top of the screen bezel.

    5. The system must have an integrated, user-facing, noise-reducing array microphone.

    6. The system manufacturer must have available a configuration that meets all of the specifications in this Annex but without some or all of the wireless communication capabilities specified in this article.

  8. Ports

    The system must physically offer and have functional the following ports without the use of an external port device:

    1. 2 USB ports (ver. 2.0);

    2. 1 USB/eSata combination port or IEEE 1394 port or an additional USB port;

    3. 15-pin D-sub and one DVI or HDMI or DisplayPort for external display(s);

    4. RJ-45 Ethernet port;

    5. Audio line in or microphone port and audio line out;

    6. ExpressCard slot or Smartcard reader;

    7. System bus based port replicator connection.

  9. Battery and Power Management

    1. The battery must automatically switch to battery power without loss of data in the case of an AC power interruption.

    2. The system must automatically switch from battery power to AC power once the AC adapter is plugged in.

    3. The battery must be removable without the use of tools.

    4. The battery must be able to accept a charge and positively charge the battery while inside the system while the system is operating.

    5. The system must come equipped with an audible or visual low battery power indicator.

    6. The battery must be a 6-cell Lithium Ion or 3-Cell battery based on Boston Power technology. As an option the manufacturer must have additional battery power available in the form of either a swappable, internal secondary battery (with the same or greater cell count) or an optional primary battery option (with a greater cell count) or an additional battery "slice" (with the same or greater cell count) which attaches to the bottom of the notebook.

  10. Keyboard

    1. The keyboard must be integrated into the system and function as the system's native keyboard.

    2. The keyboard must be spill resistant. It must be able to repel a minimum of 20 cubic centimetres of tap water.

    3. The keyboard must produce all characters and control functions detailed below:

      1. Numeric Characters 0 through 9;

      2. Alphabetic Characters A through Z and a through z;

      3. Special Characters: ! @ # $ % ( ) & * _- + = [ ] : ; " ' - , . / \ < > ~ ^ ; {}|;

      4. Control Keys: Fn, Esc, Tab, Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Backspace, Return, Caps-Lock, Num-Lock, Special Function (Fn), Scroll-Lock, Break, Home, Page-Up, Page-Down, End, Ins, Del;

      5. Cursor Movement Up, Down, Left, Right;

      6. Function Keys F1 to F12 inclusive.

    4. Pointing Device

      The system must have an integrated pointing device which must be comprised of a track stick with left and right mouse buttons or a glide pad with left and right mouse buttons.

    5. Security

      The system must include the following hardware based security devices:

      1. Integrated embedded TPM (Trusted Platform Module) vers. 1.2;

      2. Biometric (Fingerprint) reader;

      3. Wireless on-off hardware switch;

      4. BIOS capability to disable USB boot devices;

      5. Kensington security lock cut-out for both system and docking station;

      6. Computrace Persistence Module.

    6. Weight

      1. Total travelling weight, which includes fully functional base unit as specified in this Annex, must not exceed 5.5 lbs. This includes the specified hard disk, display, optical drive and primary battery.

      2. Unless it is an integral part of the model and as such is not considered to be removable the maximum travel weight does not include: AC adapter with power cables, carrying case, manuals, or non-mandatory battery packs.

    7. Port Replicator

      1. The system must have a port replicator available for purchase and must be manufactured by the respective system manufacturer.

      2. The port replicator must interface with the system through a dedicated bus interface. USB connections to the docking station will not be accepted.

      3. The port replicator must have the following ports:

        1. 4 USB ports (ver. 2.0)

        2. VGA port

        3. DisplayPort or HDMI port

        4. Audio out and audio in

        5. RJ-45 Ethernet port (active and functional)

      4. The port replicator must include an AC adapter.

      5. The port replicator must include either a HDMI to DVI adaptor or a DisplayPort to DVI adaptor.

    2.2 Category 2.0N - 15.6 Inch Performance Notebook

    1. Processor

      Intel Core i7 3520M + Q77/QS77

    2. RAM

      1. 4.0 GB of DDR2 1333 MHz system RAM populated by 1x4.0 GB SO-DIMM.

      2. System RAM must be expandable to a total of 8.0 GB without replacing existing 4.0 GB SO-DIMM.

      3. All RAM must be manufactured by an ISO (International Standards Organization) 9001 certified manufacturer. The ISO 9001 certification applies to both the RAM chip manufacturer and the DIMM assembly manufacturer.

    3. Internal Hard Disk Drive and Controller

      1. The hard disk must be a minimum 320.0 billion bytes (320 GB).

      2. The hard disk must have physical bytes of storage as specified in this Annex, without the use of hardware or software disk compression utilities, as actual formatted data space available to the end-user.

      3. The hard disk must have a SATA (vers. 2.0) 3.0 GB/s interface and have a minimum spin rate of 7200 RPM.

      4. The hard disk must be end user removable in that:

        1. It must not require any specialized tools to perform its removal other than, for example, a standard screwdriver.

        2. If the hard drive is retained in the system with screws, its removal and insertion must not involve more than four screws.

        3. The hard drive/controller connections must be sufficiently engineered for numerous removal/insertion operations for the life of the system. As a minimum the connectors must withstand a frequency of one insertion and one removal a day for 3 years.

      5. The system must come standard with shock protection technology that includes a 3-dimensional accelerometer based mechanism. This mechanism controls and minimizes the shock and acceleration measured at the hard drive when the system is jolted or dropped and parks the read/write head prior to event involving an out-of-tolerance g-loading.

    4. Internal DVD Optical Drive

      1. The optical drive must be a dual layer DVD "burner" with the minimum speeds of 24x CD-R and 6x DVD+R DL.

      2. The optical drive must be either permanently installed in the system or must be swappable with an internal component such as an internal secondary battery.

      3. The optical drive must be designed for the system and supplied by the system manufacturer. It must be certified and approved by the respective system manufacturer.

      4. Each drive must be shipped with optical drive "burning" software manufactured by either Roxio, Nero or Corel (or hardware OEM approved equivalent) with the following functions: creating dual layer DVD media; creating high-capacity audio DVD ; creating CD and data discs containing Dolby Digital Audio and MP3 formats; quick erase functions; preview tools; audio conversion tools. This software must be compatible with Windows 7 Professional and Windows XP Professional SP3.

    5. 15.6 inch (Widescreen) LED Backlit Active Matrix Display and Video Controller

      1. The display must be a LED backlit Thin Film Transistor (TFT) active matrix technology.

      2. The display must conform to the Video Electronic Standard Association (VESA) resolution of 1366x768 (WXGA).This resolution must be non-virtual.

      3. The display must produce a minimum active display of 15.6 inches (measured diagonally) at its native resolution and be finished with a non-reflective matte finish.

      4. The display controller can be either Intel HD Graphics 3000 or AMD Radeon HD6620G.

      5. The display controller must produce an external non-interlaced video resolution of 2560x1600.

      6. The display controller must be able to support both internal and external displays concurrently or 2 external displays concurrently.

    6. Audio

      1. The system must include built-in stereo speakers with a high definition audio controller.

      2. The system must include a hardware or software speaker volume control.

    7. Communications

      1. The system must include an embedded, integrated, non-PC Card based 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.

      2. The system must include an embedded wireless 802.11 a/g/n adapter with integrated antenna.

      3. The system must include an embedded Bluetooth 2.1 controller.

      4. The system must have a user-facing, 720p web camera integrated within the top of the screen bezel.

      5. The system must have an integrated, user-facing, noise-reducing array microphone.

      6. The system manufacturer must have available a configuration that meets all of the specifications in this Annex but without some or all of the wireless communication capabilities specified in this article.

    8. Ports

      The system must physically offer and have functional the following ports without the use of an external port device:

      1. 2 USB ports (ver. 2.0);

      2. 1 USB/eSata combination port or IEEE 1394 port or an additional USB port;

      3. 15-pin D-sub and one DVI or HDMI or DisplayPort port for external display(s);

      4. RJ-45 Ethernet port;

      5. Audio line in or microphone port;

      6. ExpressCard slot or Smartcard reader;

      7. System bus based port replicator connection.

    9. Battery and Power Management

      1. The battery must automatically switch to battery power without loss of data in the case of an AC power interruption.

      2. The system must automatically switch from battery power to AC power once the AC adapter is plugged in.

      3. The battery must be removable without the use of tools.

      4. The battery must be able to accept a charge and positively charge the battery while inside the system while the system is operating.

      5. The system must come equipped with an audible or visual low battery power indicator.

      6. The battery must be a 6-cell Lithium Ion or 3-Cell battery based on Boston Power technology. As an option the manufacturer must have additional battery power available in the form of either a swappable, internal secondary battery (with the same or greater cell count) or an optional primary battery option (with a greater cell count) or an additional battery "slice" (with the same or greater cell count) which attaches to the bottom of the notebook.

    10. Keyboard

      1. The keyboard must be integrated into the system and function as the system's native keyboard.

      2. The keyboard must be spill resistant. It must be able to repel a minimum of 20 cubic centimetres of tap water.

      3. The keyboard must produce all characters and control functions detailed below:

        1. Numeric Characters 0 through 9;

        2. Alphabetic Characters A through Z and a through z;

        3. Special Characters: ! @ # $ % ( ) & * _- + = [ ] : ; " ' - , . / \ < > ~ ^ ; {}|;

        4. Control Keys: Fn, Esc, Tab, Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Backspace, Return, Caps-Lock, Num-Lock, Special Function (Fn), Scroll-Lock, Break, Home, Page-Up, Page-Down, End, Ins, Del;

        5. Cursor Movement Up, Down, Left, Right;

        6. Function Keys F1 to F12 inclusive.

    11. Pointing Device

      The system must have an integrated pointing device which must be comprised of a track stick with left and right mouse buttons or a glide pad with left and right mouse buttons.

    12. Security

      The system must include the following hardware based security devices:

      1. Integrated embedded TPM (Trusted Platform Module) vers. 1.2;

      2. Biometric (Fingerprint) reader;

      3. Wireless on-off hardware switch;

      4. BIOS capability to disable USB boot devices;

      5. Kensington security lock cut-out for both system and docking station;

      6. Computrace Persistence Module.

    13. Weight

      1. Total travelling weight, which includes fully functional base unit as specified in this Annex, must not exceed 6.6 lbs. This includes the specified hard disk, display, optical drive primary battery.

      2. Unless it is an integral part of the model and as such is not considered to be removable the maximum travel weight does not include: AC adapter with power cables, carrying case, manuals, or non-mandatory battery packs.

    14. Port Replicator

      1. The system must have a port replicator available for purchase and must be manufactured by the respective system manufacturer.

      2. The port replicator must interface with the system through a dedicated bus interface. USB connections to the docking station will not be accepted.

      3. The port replicator must have the following ports:

        1. 4 USB

          ports (ver. 2.0)
        2. VGA port

        3. DisplayPort or HDMI port

        4. Audio Port out and audio port in

        5. RJ-45 Ethernet port (active and functional)

      4. The port replicator must include an AC adapter.

      5. The port replicator must include either a HDMI to DVI adaptor or a DisplayPort to DVI adaptor.

    2.3 Category 3.0N - 13.3 Inch Ultra Portable Notebook

    1. Processor

      Intel Core i5 3320M + QM77/QS77

    2. RAM

      1. 4.0 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz system RAM populated by 1x4.0 GB So-DIMM

      2. System RAM must be expandable to a total of 8.0GB.

      3. All RAM must be manufactured by an ISO (International Standards Organization) 9001 certified manufacturer. The ISO 9001 certification applies to both the RAM chip manufacturer and the DIMM assembly manufacturer.

    3. Internal Hard Disk Drive and Controller

      1. The hard disk must be a minimum 250.0 billion bytes (250 GB).

      2. The hard disk must have physical bytes of storage as specified in this Annex, without the use of hardware or software disk compression utilities, as actual formatted data space available to the end-user.

      3. The hard disk must have SATA (vers. 2.0) 3.0 GB/s interface and have a minimum spin rate of 5400 RPM.

      4. The hard disk must be end user removable in that:

        1. It must not require any specialized tools to perform its removal other than, for example, a standard screwdriver.

        2. If the hard drive is retained in the system with screws, its removal and insertion must not involve more than four screws.

        3. The hard drive/controller connections must be sufficiently engineered for numerous removal/insertion operations for the life of the system. As a minimum the connectors must withstand a frequency of one insertion and one removal a day for 3 years.

      5. The system must come standard with shock protection technology that includes a 3-dimensional accelerometer based mechanism. This mechanism controls and minimizes the shock and acceleration measured at the hard drive when the system is jolted or dropped and parks the read/write head prior to event involving an out-of-tolerance g-loading.

    4. Optical Drive

      1. The optical drive must be a dual layer DVD "burner" with the minimum speeds of 24x CD-R and 6x DVD+R DL.

      2. The optical drive must be either permanently installed in the system, externally connected or must be swappable with an internal component such as an internal secondary battery.

      3. The optical drive must be designed for the system and supplied by the system manufacturer. It must be certified and approved by the respective system manufacturer.

      4. Each drive must be shipped with optical drive "burning" software manufactured by either Roxio, Nero or Corel (or hardware OEM approved equivalent) with the following functions: creating dual layer DVD media; creating high-capacity audio DVD ; creating CD and data discs containing Dolby Digital Audio and MP3 formats; quick erase functions; preview tools; audio conversion tools. This software must be compatible with Windows 7 Professional and Windows XP Professional SP3.

    5. 13.3 inch (Wide Screen) LED Backlit Active Matrix Display and Video controller

      1. The display must be a LED backlit Thin Film Transistor (TFT) active matrix technology.

      2. The display must conform to the Video Electronic Standard Association (VESA) resolution of 1366x768 (WXGA).This resolution must be non-virtual.

      3. The display must produce a minimum active display of 13.3 inches (measured diagonally) at its native resolution and be finished with a non-reflective matte finish. 13.3 inches will be the maximum screen size accepted in this category.

      4. The display controller GPU must be the Intel HD Graphics 3000.

      5. The display controller must produce an external non-interlaced video resolution of 1920x1080.

      6. The display controller must be able to support both internal and external displays concurrently or 2 external displays concurrently.

    6. Audio

      1. The system must include built-in stereo speakers with a high definition audio controller.

      2. The system must include a hardware or software speaker volume control.

    7. Communications

      1. The system must include an embedded, integrated, non-PC Card based 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.

      2. The system must include an embedded wireless 802.11 a/g/n adapter with integrated antenna.

      3. The system must include an embedded Bluetooth 2.1 controller.

      4. The system must have a user-facing, 720p web camera integrated within the top of the screen bezel.

      5. The system must have an integrated, user-facing, noise-reducing array microphone.

      6. The system manufacturer must have available a configuration that meets all of the specifications in this Annex but without some or all of the wireless communication capabilities specified in this article.

    8. Ports

      The system must physically offer and have functional the following ports without the use of an external port device:

      1. 2 USB ports (ver. 2.0);

      2. 15-pin D-sub, and one DVI, HDMI, mini-HDMI or DisplayPort for external display(s);

      3. RJ-45 Ethernet port;

      4. Audio line in or microphone port and audio line out;

      5. ExpressCard slot or SmartCard reader or Multicard reader with SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC capabilities.

    9. Battery and Power Management

      1. The battery must automatically switch to battery power without loss of data in the case of an AC power interruption.

      2. The system must automatically switch from battery power to AC power once the AC adapter is plugged in.

      3. The battery must be removable without the use of tools or its replacement must be user serviceable without the use of specialised tools.

      4. The battery must be able to accept a charge and positively charge the battery while inside the system while the system is operating.

      5. The system must come equipped with an audible or visual low battery power indicator.

      6. The battery must be a 6-cell Lithium Ion or 3-Cell battery based on Boston Power technology. As an option the manufacturer must have additional battery power available in the form of either a swappable, internal secondary battery or an optional primary battery option or an additional battery "slice" which attaches to the bottom of the notebook.

    10. Keyboard

      1. The keyboard must be integrated into the system and function as the system's native keyboard.

      2. The keyboard must be spill resistant. It must be able to repel a minimum of 20 cubic centimetres of tap water.

      3. The keyboard must produce all characters and control functions detailed below:

        1. Numeric Characters 0 through 9;

        2. Alphabetic Characters A through Z and a through z;

        3. Special Characters: ! @ # $ % ( ) & * _- + = [ ] : ; " ' - , . / \ < > ~ ^ ; {}|;

        4. Control Keys: Fn, Esc, Tab, Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Backspace, Return, Caps-Lock, Num-Lock, Special Function (Fn), Scroll-Lock, Break, Home, Page-Up, Page-Down, End, Ins, Del;

        5. Cursor Movement Up, Down, Left, Right;

        6. Function Keys F1 to F12 inclusive.

    11. Pointing Device

      The system must have an integrated pointing device which must be comprised of a track stick with left and right mouse buttons or a glide pad with left and right mouse buttons.

    12. Security

      The system must include the following hardware based security devices:

      1. Integrated embedded TPM (Trusted Platform Module) vers. 1.2;

      2. Biometric (Fingerprint) reader;

      3. Wireless on-off hardware switch;

      4. BIOS capability to disable USB boot devices;

      5. Kensington security lock cut-out for both system and docking station;

      6. Computrace Persistence Module.

    13. Weight

      1. Total travelling weight, which includes fully functional base unit as specified in this Annex, must not exceed 4.65 lbs. if the system has an internal optical drive, or 4.0 lbs. if the system's optical drive is external. This includes the specified hard disk, display,optical drive and primary battery.

      2. Unless it is an integral part of the model and as such is not considered to be removable the maximum travel weight does not include: AC adapter with power cables, carrying case, manuals, or non-mandatory battery packs.

    14. Port Replicator

      1. The system must have a port replicator available for purchase and must be manufactured by the respective system manufacturer.

      2. The port replicator must interface with the system through a dedicated bus interface or a USB connection.

      3. If the port replicator is connected via a dedicated bus it must:

        1. Have the following ports:

          1. 4 USB ports (ver. 2.0);

          2. VGA port;

          3. DVI or DisplayPort or HDMI port (or "mini" variations thereof);

          4. Audio out ;

          5. RJ-45 Ethernet port (active and functional).

        2. Include an AC adapter.

        3. Include either a HDMI to DVI adaptor or a DisplayPort to DVI adaptor (unless it includes a DVI port).

      4. If the port replicator is USB connected it must:

        1. Have the following ports:

          1. 4 USB ports (vers. 2.0);

          2. DVI or VGA or DisplayPort port (or "mini" variations thereof);

          3. RJ-45 Ethernet port (active and functional).

        2. Have embedded video and Ethernet controllers.

        3. Be hot pluggable and no reboot must be required to dock or undock, or to connect or disconnect devices.

    2.4 Category 4.0N - 11.6 Inch Value Ultra-Portable Notebook

    1. Processor

      Intel "Huron River" Mobile Business Platform with Intel UM67 or UM65 or HM67 or HM65 or QS67 or QM67 chipset and Intel Celeron 847 ("Sandy Bridge") processor or AMD "Zacate" APU with dual core AMD E350 processor

    2. Ram

      1. 4.0 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz system RAM

      2. All RAM must be manufactured by an ISO (International Standards Organization) 9001 certified manufacturer. The ISO 9001 certification applies to both the RAM chip manufacturer and the DIMM assembly manufacturer.

    3. Internal Hard Disk Drive and Controller

      1. The hard disk must be a minimum 250.0 billion bytes (250 GB).

      2. The hard disk must have physical bytes of storage as specified in this Annex, without the use of hardware or software disk compression utilities, as actual formatted data space available to the end-user.

      3. The hard disk must have SATA (vers. 2.0) 3.0 GB/s interface and have a minimum spin rate of 5400 RPM.

      4. The system must come standard with shock protection technology that includes a 3-dimensional accelerometer based mechanism. This mechanism controls and minimizes the shock and acceleration measured at the hard drive when the system is jolted or dropped and parks the read/write head prior to event involving an out-of-tolerance g-loading.

    4. Optional External Optical Drive (not part of the default configuration)

      1. The optical drive must be a dual layer DVD "burner" with the minimum speeds of 24x CD-R and 6x DVD+R DL.

      2. The optical drive must be designed for the system and supplied by the system manufacturer. It must be certified and approved by the respective system manufacturer.

    5. 11.6 inch (Wide Screen) LED Backlit Active Matrix Display and Video controller

      1. The display must be a LED backlit Thin Film Transistor (TFT) active matrix technology.

      2. The display must conform to the Video Electronic Standard Association (VESA) resolution of 1366x768 or 1280x800.This resolution must be non-virtual.

      3. The display must produce a minimum active display of 11.6 inches (measured diagonally) at its native resolution and be finished with either a non-reflective matte finish or a high gloss antireflective finish.

      4. The display controller GPU must be the Intel HD Graphics Gfx or AMD Radeon HD6130.

      5. The display controller must produce an external non-interlaced video resolution of 1920x1200.

      6. The display controller must be able to support both internal and external displays concurrently or 2 external displays concurrently.

    6. Audio

      1. The system must include built-in stereo speakers with a high definition audio controller.

      2. The system must include a hardware or software speaker volume control.

    7. Communications

      1. The system must include an embedded, integrated, non-PC Card based 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.

      2. The system must include an embedded wireless 802.11 a/g/n adapter with integrated antenna.

      3. The system must include an embedded Bluetooth 2.1 controller.

      4. The system must have a user-facing, 480i (.3 megapixels) web camera integrated within the top of the screen bezel.

      5. The system must have an integrated, user-facing microphone.

      6. The system manufacturer must have available a configuration that meets all of the specifications in this Annex but without some or all of the wireless communication capabilities specified in this article.

    8. Ports

      The system must physically offer and have functional the following ports without the use of an external port device:

      1. 2 USB ports (ver. 2.0);

      2. 15-pin D-sub, and one DVI or HDMI or DisplayPort for external display(s);

      3. RJ-45 Ethernet port;

      4. Microphone/headphone combination port;

      5. SD OR MMC card reader.

    9. Battery and Power Management

      1. The battery must automatically switch to battery power without loss of data in the case of an AC power interruption.

      2. The system must automatically switch from battery power to AC power once the AC adapter is plugged in.

      3. The battery must be able to accept a charge and positively charge the battery while inside the system while the system is operating.

      4. The system must come equipped with an audible or visual low battery power indicator.

      5. The battery must be a 3-cell Lithium Ion.

    10. Keyboard

      1. The keyboard must be integrated into the system and function as the system's native keyboard.

      2. The keyboard must produce all characters and control functions detailed below:

        1. Numeric Characters 0 through 9;

        2. Alphabetic Characters A through Z and a through z;

        3. Special Characters: ! @ # $ % ( ) & * _- + = [ ] : ; " ' - , . / \ < > ~ ^ ; {}|;

        4. Control Keys: Fn, Esc, Tab, Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Backspace, Return, Caps-Lock, Num-Lock, Special Function (Fn), Scroll-Lock, Break, Home, Page-Up, Page-Down, End, Ins, Del;

        5. Cursor Movement Up, Down, Left, Right;

        6. Function Keys F1 to F12 inclusive.

    11. Pointing Device

      The system must have an integrated pointing device which must be comprised of a track stick with left and right mouse buttons or a glide pad with left and right mouse buttons.

    12. Security

      The system must include the following hardware based security devices:

      1. Wireless on-off hardware switch;

      2. Kensington security lock cut-out for both system and docking station;

      3. Computrace Persistence Module.

    13. Weight

      1. Total travelling weight, which includes fully functional base unit as specified in this Annex, must not exceed 3.5 lbs. if equipped a 3-cell battery or 3.8 lbs. if equipped with a 4-cell battery or 4.1 lbs. with a 6 cell battery. This includes the specified hard disk, display,optical drive and primary battery.

      2. Unless it is an integral part of the model and as such is not considered to be removable the maximum travel weight does not include: AC adapter with power cables, carrying case, manuals, or non-mandatory battery packs.

    14. Port Replicator

      1. The system must have a port replicator available for purchase and must be manufactured by the respective system manufacturer.

      2. The port replicator must interface with the system through a dedicated bus interface or a USB connection.

      3. If the port replicator is connected via a dedicated bus it must:

        1. Have the following ports:

          1. 4 USB ports (ver. 2.0);

          2. VGA port;

          3. DVI or DisplayPort or HDMI port (or "mini" variations thereof);

          4. Audio out ;

          5. RJ-45 Ethernet port (active and functional).

        2. Include an AC adapter.

        3. Include either a HDMI to DVI adaptor or a DisplayPort to DVI adaptor (unless it includes a DVI port).

      4. If the port replicator is USB connected it must:

        1. Have the following ports:

          1. 4 USB ports (vers. 2.0);

          2. DVI or VGA or DisplayPort port (or "mini" variations thereof);

          3. RJ-45 Ethernet port (active and functional).

        2. Have embedded video and Ethernet controllers.

        3. Be hot pluggable and no reboot must be required to dock or undock, or to connect or disconnect devices.

    2.5 Category 5.0N - 14 Inch Value Thin and Light Notebook

    1. Processor

      Intel "Huron River" Mobile Business Platform with Intel QM67 or QS67 chipset and Intel Core i3 2310M ("Sandy Bridge") processor or AMD "Llano" APU with AMD A6-3410MX processor.

    2. Ram

      1. 4.0 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz system RAM populated by 1x4.0 GB SO-DIMM.

      2. System RAM must be expandable to a total of 8.0 GB without replacing existing 4.0 GB SO-DIMM.

      3. All RAM must be manufactured by an ISO (International Standards Organization) 9001 certified manufacturer. The ISO 9001 certification applies to both the RAM chip manufacturer and the DIMM assembly manufacturer.

    3. Internal Hard Disk Drive and Controller

      1. The hard disk must be a minimum 320.0 billion bytes (320 GB).

      2. The hard disk must have physical bytes of storage as specified in this Annex, without the use of hardware or software disk compression utilities, as actual formatted data space available to the end-user.

      3. The hard disk must have a SATA (vers. 2.0) 3.0 GB/s interface and have a minimum spin rate of 5400 RPM.

      4. The hard disk must be end user removable in that:

        1. It must not require any specialized tools to perform its removal other than, for example, a standard screwdriver.

        2. If the hard drive is retained in the system with screws, its removal and insertion must not involve more than four screws.

        3. The hard drive/controller connections must be sufficiently engineered for numerous removal/insertion operations for the life of the system. As a minimum the connectors must withstand a frequency of one insertion and one removal a day for 3 years.

      5. The system must come standard with shock protection technology that includes a 3-dimensional accelerometer based mechanism. This mechanism controls and minimizes the shock and acceleration measured at the hard drive when the system is jolted or dropped and parks the read/write head prior to event involving an out-of-tolerance g-loading.

    4. Internal DVD Optical Drive

      1. The optical drive must be a dual layer DVD "burner" with the minimum speeds of 24x CD-R and 6x DVD+R DL.

      2. The optical drive must be either permanently installed in the system or must be swappable with an internal component such as an internal secondary battery.

      3. The optical drive must be designed for the system and supplied by the system manufacturer. It must be certified and approved by the respective system manufacturer.

      4. Each drive must be shipped with optical drive "burning" software manufactured by either Roxio, Nero or Corel (or hardware OEM approved equivalent) with the following functions: creating dual layer DVD media; creating high-capacity audio DVD ; creating CD and data discs containing Dolby Digital Audio and MP3 formats; quick erase functions; preview tools; audio conversion tools. This software must be compatible with Windows 7 Professional and Windows XP Professional SP3.

      5. PC Card connected or parallel port connected optical drives will be not be accepted.

    5. 14 inch (Wide Screen) LED Backlit Active Matrix Display and Video Controller

      1. The display must be a LED backlit Thin Film Transistor (TFT) active matrix technology.

      2. The display must conform to the Video Electronic Standard Association (VESA) resolution of 1366x768 (WXGA). This resolution must be non-virtual.

      3. The display must produce a minimum active display of 14.0 inches (measured diagonally) at its native resolution and be finished with a non-reflective matte finish.

      4. The display controller GPU must be either the Intel HD Graphics 3000 or the AMD Radeon HD 6520G.

      5. The display controller must produce an external non-interlaced video resolution of 2560x1600.

      6. The display controller must be able to support both internal and external displays concurrently or 2 external displays concurrently.

    6. Audio

      1. The system must include built-in stereo speakers with a high definition audio controller.

      2. The system must include a hardware or software speaker volume control.

    7. Communications

      1. The system must include an embedded, integrated, non-PC Card based 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.

      2. The system must include an embedded wireless 802.11 a/g/n adapter with integrated antenna.

      3. The system must include an embedded Bluetooth 2.1 controller.

      4. The system must have a user-facing, 720p web camera integrated within the top of the screen bezel.

      5. The system must have an integrated, user-facing, noise-reducing array microphone.

      6. The system manufacturer must have available a configuration that meets all of the specifications in this Annex but without some or all of the wireless communication capabilities specified in this article.

    8. Ports

      The system must physically offer and have functional the following ports without the use of an external port device:

      1. 2 USB ports (ver. 2.0);

      2. 1 USB/eSata combination port or IEEE 1394 port or an additional USB port;

      3. 15-pin D-sub and one DVI or HDMI or DisplayPort for external display(s);

      4. RJ-45 Ethernet port;

      5. Audio line in or microphone port and audio line out;

      6. ExpressCard slot or Smartcard reader;

      7. System bus based port replicator connection.

    9. Battery and Power Management

      1. The battery must automatically switch to battery power without loss of data in the case of an AC power interruption.

      2. The system must automatically switch from battery power to AC power once the AC adapter is plugged in.

      3. The battery must be removable without the use of tools.

      4. The battery must be able to accept a charge and positively charge the battery while inside the system while the system is operating.

      5. The system must come equipped with an audible or visual low battery power

      6. The battery must be a 6-cell Lithium Ion or 3-Cell battery based on Boston Power technology. As an option the manufacturer must have additional battery power available in the form of either a swappable, internal secondary battery (with the same or greater cell count) or an optional primary battery option (with a greater cell count) or an additional battery "slice" (with the same or greater cell count) which attaches to the bottom of the notebook.

    10. Keyboard

      1. The keyboard must be integrated into the system and function as the system's native keyboard.

      2. The keyboard must be spill resistant. It must be able to repel a minimum of 20 cubic centimetres of tap water.

      3. The keyboard must produce all characters and control functions detailed below:

        1. Numeric Characters 0 through 9;

        2. Alphabetic Characters A through Z and a through z;

        3. Special Characters: ! @ # $ % ( ) & * _- + = [ ] : ; " ' - , . / \ < > ~ ^ ; {}|;

        4. Control Keys: Fn, Esc, Tab, Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Backspace, Return, Caps-Lock, Num-Lock, Special Function (Fn), Scroll-Lock, Break, Home, Page-Up, Page-Down, End, Ins, Del;

        5. Cursor Movement Up, Down, Left, Right;

        6. Function Keys F1 to F12 inclusive.

    11. Pointing Device

      The system must have an integrated pointing device which must be comprised of a track stick with left and right mouse buttons or a glide pad with left and right mouse buttons.

    12. Security

      The system must include the following hardware based security devices:

      1. Integrated embedded TPM (Trusted Platform Module) vers. 1.2;

      2. Biometric (Fingerprint) reader;

      3. Wireless on-off hardware switch;

      4. BIOS capability to disable USB boot devices;

      5. Kensington security lock cut-out for both system and docking station;

      6. Computrace Persistence Module.

    13. Weight

      1. Total travelling weight, which includes fully functional base unit as specified in this Annex, must not exceed 5.8 lbs. This includes the specified hard disk, display, optical drive and primary battery.

      2. Unless it is an integral part of the model and as such is not considered to be removable the maximum travel weight does not include: AC adapter with power cables, carrying case, manuals, or non-mandatory battery packs.

    14. Port Replicator

      1. The system must have a port replicator available for purchase and must be manufactured by the respective system manufacturer.

      2. The port replicator must interface with the system through a dedicated bus interface or a USB connection.

      3. If the port replicator is connected via a dedicated bus it must:

        1. Have the following ports:

          1. 4 USB ports (ver. 2.0);

          2. VGA port;

          3. DVI or DisplayPort or HDMI port (or "mini" variations thereof);

          4. Audio out ;

          5. RJ-45 Ethernet port (active and functional).

        2. Include an AC adapter.

        3. Include either a HDMI to DVI adaptor or a DisplayPort to DVI adaptor (unless it includes a DVI port).

      4. If the port replicator is USB connected it must:

        1. Have the following ports:

          1. 4 USB ports (vers. 2.0);

          2. DVI or VGA or DisplayPort port (or "mini" variations thereof);

          3. RJ-45 Ethernet port (active and functional).

        2. Have embedded video and Ethernet controllers.

        3. Be hot pluggable and no reboot must be required to dock or undock, or to connect or disconnect devices.

    2.6 CATEGORY 13.0N – ULTRABOOK

    1. Processor

      Intel "Chief River" Mobile Business Platform with Intel QM77 or QS77 chip set and Intel Core i7-3667U ("Ivy Bridge") processor.

    2. RAM

      1. 8.0 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz system RAM
      2. All RAM, default and optional must be manufactured by an ISO (International Standards Organization) 9001 certified manufacturer. The ISO 9001 certification applies to both the RAM chip manufacturer and the DIMM assembly manufacturer.
      3. All RAM configurations shipped that are greater than or less than the configurations offered must be identical in terms of make, model and specification unless explicitly specified otherwise by Canada during the call-up/RVD process or if the RAM is an upgrade and is from a third party manufacturer it must adhere to all the ISO specifications in this Annex and must be certified and approved by the respective system manufacturer.
    3. Internal Solid State Disk Drive (SSD) and Controller

      1. The SSD must be a minimum 256 billion bytes (256 GB).
      2. The SSD must have physical bytes of storage as specified in this Annex, without the use of hardware or software disk compression utilities, as actual formatted data space available to the end-user.
      3. The SSD must have a SATA (vers. 2.0) 3.0 Gb/s interface or mSATA interface.
    4. Optional, external DVD Optical Drive

      1. The optical drive must be a dual layer DVD "burner" with the minimum speeds of 24x CD-R and 6x DVD+R DL.
      2. The optical drive must be specifically designed for the system and supplied by the system manufacturer. It must be certified and approved by the respective system manufacturer.
      3. Each drive must be shipped with optical drive "burning" software manufactured by either Roxio, Nero or Corel (or hardware OEM approved equivalent) with the following functions: creating dual layer DVD media; creating high-capacity audio DVDs; creating CDs and data discs containing Dolby Digital Audio and MP3 formats; quick erase functions; preview tools; audio conversion tools. This software must be compatible with Windows 7 Professional and Windows XP Professional SP3.
    5. 13.3 inch (Wide Screen) LED Backlit Active Matrix Display and Video Controller

      1. The display must be a LED backlit Thin Film Transistor (TFT) active matrix technology.
      2. The display must conform to the Video Electronic Standard Association (VESA) resolution of 1366x768 (WXGA).This resolution must be non-virtual.
      3. The display must produce an active display of 13.3 inches (measured diagonally) at its native resolution and be finished with a non-reflective matte finish. The 13.3 inches represents a minimum and maximum size. 14.0 inch displays will be evaluated as non-compliant.
      4. The display controller GPU must be the Intel HD Graphics 4000.
      5. The display controller must produce an external non-interlaced video resolution of 2048x1536.
    6. Audio

      1. The system must include built-in stereo speakers with a high definition audio controller.
      2. The system must include a hardware or software speaker volume control.
    7. Communications

      1. The system must include an embedded, integrated wireless 802.11 a/g/n adapter with integrated antenna.
      2. The system must include an embedded, integrated Bluetooth Combo 4.0 controller.
      3. The system must have a user-facing, 720p or 1.3 mp web camera integrated within the top of the screen bezel.
      4. The system must have an integrated, user-facing, noise-reducing array microphone.
    8. Ports

      The system must physically have the following ports:

      1. 2 internal USB ports, one of those ports must be USB version 3.0.
      2. One full sized or mini HDMI or one full sized or mini DisplayPort vers. 1.1 (or later).
      3. Internal audio line in/microphone port/audio line out combination port.
      4. One internal SD card slot or Smartcard reader
    9. Battery and Power Management

      1. The battery must automatically switch to battery power without loss of data in the case of an AC power interruption.
      2. The system must automatically switch from battery power to AC power once the AC adapter is plugged in.
      3. The battery must be able to accept a charge and positively charge the battery while inside the system while the system is operating.
      4. The system must come equipped with an audible or visual low battery power
      5. The battery must be a minimum 30 Whr. capacity and must adhere to Intel's Ultrabook design baseline of providing a 5 hour charge as measured by MobileMark 2007.
    10. Keyboard

      1. The keyboard must be integrated into the system and function as the system's native keyboard.
      2. The keyboard must be spill resistant. It must be able to repel a minimum of 20 cubic centimetres of tap water.
      3. The keyboard must produce all characters and control functions detailed below:
        1. Numeric Characters 0 through 9
        2. Alphabetic Characters A through Z and a through z
        3. Special Characters: ! @ # $ % ( ) & * _- + = [ ] : ; " ' - , . / \ < > ~ ^ ; {}|
        4. Control Keys: Fn, Esc, Tab, Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Backspace, Return, Caps-Lock, Num-Lock, Special Function (Fn), Scroll-Lock, Break, Home, Page-Up, Page-Down, End, Ins, Del
        5. Cursor Movement Up, Down, Left, Right
        6. Function Keys F1 to F12 inclusive
    11. Pointing Device

      Notebook must have an integrated pointing device which must be comprised of a track stick with left and right mouse buttons or a glide pad with left and right mouse buttons.

    12. Port Replicator

      1. Notebooks must have a port replicator available for purchase and must be manufactured by or approved by the respective system manufacturer.
      2. The port replicator must have the following ports:
        1. 3 USB ports, one of which must be version 3.0
        2. VGA port or DVI port
        3. Audio out and audio in
        4. RJ-45 Ethernet port (active and functional)
      3. The port replicator must interface with the system through a dedicated bus interface or be USB vers. 3.0 connected.
      4. The port replicator must include its own AC adapter.
      5. The port replicator must support two monitors simultaneously and support the Windows extended desktop.
    13. Security

      The system must include the following hardware based security devices:

      1. Integrated embedded TPM (Trusted Platform Module) vers. 1.2
      2. Biometric (Fingerprint) reader
      3. BIOS capability to disable USB boot devices
      4. Kensington security lock cut-out for both system and docking station
      5. Computrace Persistence Module
      6. If the system’s native operating system is OS x (10) the following features must be available: Gatekeeper; Sandboxing; Runtime protection; Antiphising; FileVault2; Privacy controls; iCloud
    14. Weight and Dimensions

      1. Total travelling weight, which includes fully functional base unit, as specified in this Annex, must not exceed 3.0 lbs. This includes the specified hard disk, display and primary battery.
      2. The Ultrabook must be equal to or less than 18.0 millimetres in height or if a convertible design is proposed it must be equal to or less than 20.0 millimetres in height. This height maximum includes the unit’s feet if they exist .
    15. Ultrabook Baseline Requirements

      1. If the system's native operating system is Microsoft Windows it must be compatible with and fully support the Intel Rapid Start, Intel Smart Response technology and Intel WiDi technologies

2.7 CATEGORY 14.0N – ULTRABOOK

  1. Processor

    Intel "Chief River" Mobile Business Platform with Intel QM77 or QS77 chip set and Intel Core i7-3667U ("Ivy Bridge") processor.

  2. RAM

    1. 8.0 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz system RAM.
    2. All RAM, default and optional must be manufactured by an ISO (International Standards Organization) 9001 certified manufacturer. The ISO 9001 certification applies to both the RAM chip manufacturer and the DIMM assembly manufacturer.
    3. All RAM configurations shipped that are greater than or less than the configurations offered must be identical in terms of make, model and specification unless explicitly specified otherwise by Canada during the call-up/RVD process or if the RAM is an upgrade and is from a third party manufacturer it must adhere to all the ISO specifications in this Annex and must be certified and approved by the respective system manufacturer.
  3. Internal Solid State Disk Drive (SSD) and Controller

    1. The SSD must be a minimum 256 billion bytes (256 GB).
    2. The SSD must have physical bytes of storage as specified in this Annex, without the use of hardware or software disk compression utilities, as actual formatted data space available to the end-user.
    3. The SSD must have a SATA (vers. 2.0) 3.0 Gb/s interface.
  4. Optional, external DVD Optical Drive

    1. The optical drive must be a dual layer DVD "burner" with the minimum speeds of 24x CD-R and 6x DVD+R DL.
    2. The optical drive must be specifically designed for the system and supplied by the system manufacturer. It must be certified and approved by the respective system manufacturer.
    3. Each drive must be shipped with optical drive "burning" software manufactured by either Roxio, Nero or Corel (or hardware OEM approved equivalent) with the following functions: creating dual layer DVD media; creating high-capacity audio DVDs; creating CDs and data discs containing Dolby Digital Audio and MP3 formats; quick erase functions; preview tools; audio conversion tools. This software must be compatible with Windows 7 Professional and Windows XP Professional SP3.
  5. 14.0 inch (Wide Screen) LED Backlit Active Matrix Display and Video Controller

    1. The display must be a LED backlit Thin Film Transistor (TFT) active matrix technology.
    2. The display must conform to the Video Electronic Standard Association (VESA) resolution of 1366x768 (WXGA).This resolution must be non-virtual.
    3. The display must produce a minimum active display of 14.0 inches (measured diagonally) at its native resolution and be finished with a non-reflective matte finish.
    4. The display controller GPU must be the Intel HD Graphics 4000.
    5. The display controller must produce an external non-interlaced video resolution of 1920x1200.
  6. Audio

    1. The system must include built-in stereo speakers with a high definition audio controller.
    2. The system must include a hardware or software speaker volume control.
  7. Communications

    1. The system must include an embedded, integrated wireless 802.11 a/g/n adapter with integrated antenna.
    2. The system must include an embedded, integrated Bluetooth Combo 4.0 controller.
    3. The system must have a user-facing, 720p or 1.3 mp web camera integrated within the top of the screen bezel.
    4. The system must have an integrated, user-facing, noise-reducing array microphone.
  8. Ports

    The system must physically have the following ports:

    1. 2 internal USB ports, one of those ports must be USB version 3.0.
    2. One full sized or mini HDMI or one full sized or mini DisplayPort vers. 1.1 (or later).
    3. Internal audio line in/microphone port/audio line out combination port.
    4. One internal SD card slot or Smartcard reader
  9. Battery and Power Management

    1. The battery must automatically switch to battery power without loss of data in the case of an AC power interruption.
    2. The system must automatically switch from battery power to AC power once the AC adapter is plugged in.
    3. The battery must be able to accept a charge and positively charge the battery while inside the system while the system is operating.
    4. The system must come equipped with an audible or visual low battery power
    5. The battery must be a minimum 30 Whr. capacity and must adhere to Intel's Ultrabook design baseline of providing a 5 hour charge as measured by MobileMark 2007.
  10. Keyboard

    1. The keyboard must be integrated into the system and function as the system's native keyboard.
    2. The keyboard must be spill resistant. It must be able to repel a minimum of 20 cubic centimetres of tap water.
    3. The keyboard must be backlit.
      1. Numeric Characters 0 through 9
      2. Alphabetic Characters A through Z and a through z
      3. Special Characters: ! @ # $ % ( ) & * _- + = [ ] : ; " ' - , . / \ < > ~ ^ ; {}|
      4. Control Keys: Fn, Esc, Tab, Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Backspace, Return, Caps-Lock, Num-Lock, Special Function (Fn), Scroll-Lock, Break, Home, Page-Up, Page-Down, End, Ins, Del
      5. Cursor Movement Up, Down, Left, Right
      6. Function Keys F1 to F12 inclusive
  11. Pointing Device

    Notebook must have an integrated pointing device which must be comprised of a track stick with left and right mouse buttons or a glide pad with left and right mouse buttons.

  12. Port Replicator

    1. Notebooks must have a port replicator available for purchase and must be manufactured by or approved by the respective system manufacturer.
    2. The port replicator must have the following ports:
      1. 3 USB ports, one of which must be version 3.0
      2. VGA port or DVI port
      3. RJ-45 Ethernet port (active and functional)
    3. The port replicator must interface with the system through a dedicated bus interface or be USB vers. 3.0 connected.
    4. The port replicator must include its own AC adapter.
    5. The port replicator must support two monitors simultaneously and support the Windows extended desktop.
  13. Security

    If the system’s native operating system is Microsoft Windows the system must include the following hardware based security devices:

    1. Integrated embedded TPM (Trusted Platform Module) vers. 1.2
    2. Biometric (Fingerprint) reader
    3. BIOS capability to disable USB boot devices
    4. Kensington security lock cut-out for both system and docking station
    5. Computrace Persistence Module
    6. If the system’s native operating system is OS x (10) the following features must be available: Gatekeeper; Sandboxing; Runtime protection; Antiphising; FileVault2; Privacy controls; iCloud
  14. Weight and Dimensions

    1. Total travelling weight, which includes fully functional base unit, as specified in this Annex, must not exceed 3.9 lbs. This includes the specified hard disk, display and primary battery.
    2. Unless it is an integral part of the model and as such is not considered to be removable the maximum travel weight does not include: AC adapter with power cables, carrying case, manuals, or non-mandatory battery packs.
    3. The Ultrabook must be = 21.0 millimetres in height or if a convertible design is proposed it must be = 23.0 millimetres in height. This height maximum includes the unit’s feet if they exists.
  15. Ultrabook Baseline Requirements

    1. If the system's native operating system is Microsoft Windows it must be compatible with and fully support the Intel Rapid Start, Intel Smart Response technology and Intel WiDi technologies.

3.0 General Specifications

Bilingual Keyboard (categories 1.0N through 7.0N, 9.0N and 10.0N)

  1. The notebook’s native keyboard must be bilingual in that it displays English and Canadian French characters and/or symbols on the same keys. For example, the é (e accent aigu) character must appear on the right side of the key while the question mark and forward slash appear on the left side and the accent grave must appear on right side while the quotation and apostrophe appear on the left. Both languages then map directly to Windows keyboard drivers toggle.

  2. The notebook control keys must be displayed in both French and English as follows:

    1. Esc - Échapps.

    2. Caps-Lock - Verr. Maj.

    3. Break - Interr.

    4. Home - Début

    5. Page-Up - P. préc.

    6. Page-Down - P. suiv.

    7. End - Fin.

    8. Del. - Suppr.

  3. The keyboard must be integrated into the Mobile device and function as the mobile device's native keyboard.

  4. The keyboard must produce all the following characters and control functions:

    1. Numeric Characters 0 through 9.
    2. Alphabetic Characters A through Z and a through z.
    3. Special Characters: ! @ # $ % ( ) & * _- + = [ ] : ; " ' - , . / \ < > ~ ^ ; {}|.
    4. Cursor Movement Up, Down, Left, Right.
    5. Function Keys F1 to F12 inclusive.
  5. The bilingual keyboard must operate with all existing keyboard re-mapping drivers that are supplied with the latest versions of Windows XP Professional and Windows 7 Professional (English and French versions) or must be bundled with appropriate third party drivers for both Windows XP Professional and Windows 7 Professional. These drivers must generate all French accented characters specified in this Annex.

  6. The bilingual keyboard must display, as a minimum, the accented character (e accent acute (é) on the keyboard and generate that character through a single keystroke.

  7. As a minimum, The bilingual keyboard must display the following accents on the keyboard:

    1. " ´ " - accent acute.

    2. " ` " - accent grave.

    3. " ^ " - accent circumflex.

    4. " ¨ " - accent trémas.

    5. " ç " - c cedilla (either as a whole character or in a "dead key" sequence (as defined below).

  8. Must generate as a minimum the accented character " é ". All other accented characters may be generated through a "dead key" sequence. A "dead key" sequence is defined as when the accent is generated by no more than two keystrokes (for lower case characters) but is not shown. The accented character is produced when the desired vowel or consonant is typed.

  9. Generate all of the following characters through the manner described in paragraph (d) through (f) above:

    Ç ç É é È è Ë ë Ê ê À à Á á Ä ä Â â Í í Ì ì Î î Ï ï Ó ó Ò ò Ô ô Ö ö Ù ù Ú ú Û û ÿ ý Ý.

  10. French accented character generated through a keystroke combination that involves the Alt key and the typing the appropriate hexadecimal number via the numeric keypad will be note be accepted.

  11. All accented characters and accents specified in this Annex must be indelibly printed and/or etched onto the keyboard. The keycaps used must be identical in shape and size to their English equivalents. After market, third party keycap stick-ons will be not be accepted.

3.2 Active Matrix Displays

All displays must adhere to the ISO 9241-302, Class 1 standard for maximum pixel faults. Displays that fall outside of these tolerances will be considered as non-compliant to the hardware specifications and must be replaced as per the standard warranty terms.

4.0 Technical Documentation

4.1 User Manual

Each system must include an operator/user manual(s). These manuals must be comprehensive guides that include the user instructions for setting up, installing and configuring all components of the default system. These manual(s) must consists of at least the following:

  1. Bilingual: The manual(s) for each system must be available in both official languages.

  2. User manual: The user manual for each system must include an accurate description of all hardware components and all their respective features. This must include descriptions of, and installation and configuration instructions, for all components.

  3. Diagrams: For the purposes of orientation, and as a complement to the setup and configuration instructions, the manual must offer internal and external diagrams of the system as delivered. These diagrams must accurately illustrate the system (front and rear), rear port configuration, battery removal, memory and card media insertion and removal, docking station procedures (if applicable).

  4. The manual(s) must include documentation for power, power management, environmental or site preparation requirements.

  5. The manual(s) must include diagnostics/troubleshooting section referencing errors generated through system BIOS and any other hardware errors. This section must also include appropriate explanations and troubleshooting advice for each error described.

  6. The features in articles (a) through (e) must be included in the same document, in the same format and their respective chapters must be referenced properly in a table of contents and an index.

  7. Should the system undergo a major configuration change (changes in motherboard, BIOS make, setup/configuration routines, external cabinet and chassis) during the life of the Standing Offer, the manuals must reflect that change in the form of a manual reissue or an addendum shipped with the original manual. The addendum must be the same quality, typeface and page size as the original manual.

  8. The manuals must not describe components that are obsolete and are not included in the system.

  9. The manuals described in this Annex must be available electronically (contained on an accompanying CD-ROM or available on the manufacturer's web site specified in this Annex). The reader must offer a table of contents, index, hypertext links and word search capabilities. Read me files to be viewed by a text editor are unacceptable. The on-line versions must offer the mandatory illustrations with the same level of detail as a paper equivalent. If a CD-ROM is used it must be a pressed production CD and must be written by the original equipment manufacturer with a suitable label that identifies it as such, including the manufacturer's name and applicable model(s) and the revision number.

  10. If requested by a user in a Call-up, the contractor must deliver the reduced number of manuals requested.

5.0 Certification and Approval

5.1 Hardware Certifications and Approvals

  1. All high-voltage electrical equipment must be certified or approved for use in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, prior to delivery, by an agency accredited by the Standards Council of Canada. All systems must bear the certification logo that is applicable to the accredited agency. Current accredited agencies include, but are not exclusively comprised of:

    1. Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

    2. Underwriters' Laboratory Inc. (cUL) (cULus).

    3. Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC).

    4. Entela Canada (cEntela).

    5. Intertek Testing Services (cETL).

    6. Met Laboratories (cMET).

    7. OMNI Environmental Services Inc (cOTL).

    8. TUV Rhineland of North America (cTUV).

  2. Systems must comply with the emission limits and labelling requirements set out in the Interference Causing Standard ICES-003, "Digital Apparatus", published by Industry Canada.

  3. Devices that have obtained Industry Canada ICES-003 approval that have been assembled from tested components and have not undergone entire system testing will be considered non-compliant. All devices tested must bear the appropriate labels indicating trade name, model number, and the words indicating Industry Canada ICES-003 compliance.

  4. All systems must be certified for Microsoft’s Windows Logo Program for Windows 7 Professional. The certification must be between Microsoft and the OEM / system manufacturer.

5.2 Environmental Stewardship

  1. In support of the Canadian Federal Government’s Sustainable Development Strategy, which includes policies on Green Procurement, the system manufacturers must commit to a comprehensive, nationally recognised environmental standard for:

    1. The reduction or elimination of environmentally hazardous materials

    2. Design for reuse and recycling

    3. Energy efficiency

    4. End of Life Management for reuse and recycling

    5. Environmental stewardship in the manufacturing

      process
    6. Packaging

  2. Notebooks must be certified through the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool Gold level.

  3. In addition to the mandatory EPEAT Gold certification, the OEM must comply and be verified for 4.7.2.2: Third-party certified environmental management system for design and manufacturing organizations.

  4. Systems must be Energy Star certified as per the mandatory requirements of EPEAT.

  5. The system manufacturer must be a member in good standing of a recognized entity specifically established to address end-of-life electronics recycling and reuse in Canada. This entity must demonstrate an investment in environmental stewardship, and must be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

6.0 Value-added Vendor Support

6.1 Support Personnel

  1. The Offeror must have, on-staff or through a maximum of two third-party technical support subcontractor(s), an existing and experienced technical support infrastructure, staffed with personnel trained on the Offerer's products. This technical support infrastructure must consist of two hardware technicians based in the National Capital Region (NCR) and a minimum of fifteen technicians across Canada.

  2. The Offeror must have, on-staff or through an authorised subcontractor, at least one technician based in the NCR with a comprehensive knowledge of client image creation. If requested, this technician must assist with the client image creation and verification prior to duplication. This image creation process will occur entirely on the client premises.

  3. The Offeror must have an established hardware-training program for on-staff and third party service/support provider system engineers that is specific to the default brand name. The course curriculum must include system hardware (which includes the model or model family being supplied), management software, diagnostics and other service and utilities as offered by the system manufacturer. This course must be available to federal government employees upon request and must be available in French and English.

6.2 Telephone Support

  1. The Offeror must provide end-user accessible telephone hardware technical support for all supplied systems, involving hardware troubleshooting, configuration support and any systemic software/hardware interoperability issues and/or connectivity issues.

  2. The telephone support staff must support:

    1. All internal hardware components of the system supplied.

    2. Windows 7 Professional operating system as it relates to the Offeror's system.

    3. Peripherals such as optical drives, if supplied by the Offeror as it relates to the Offeror's system.

    4. Connectivity issues relating to all terrestrial and wireless communications devices supplied.

  3. The telephone support line must:

    1. Be a toll free service.

    2. Employ a minimum staff of five system engineers concurrently 24 hours a day, 7 days a week dedicated to the Offeror’s product.

    3. Offer support service in both official languages (French and English).

    4. Be accessible from all parts of Canada, United States and from international locations where service is available.

    5. Use a serial number tracking system that identifies all components, respective versions and respective driver versions of the installed system undergoing the troubleshooting.

    6. Use an electronically shared, nation-wide knowledge database to be used by support staff for all acquired troubleshooting expertise, product idiosyncrasies and configuration parameters and all warranty entitlements for each specific component supplied.

    7. Provide a minimum 90% first call connection rate to a trained and qualified support technician. If a message centre expedites the call a trained and qualified technician must respond, in the language of the caller's choosing, within one hour. During the call the technician must engage in a problem diagnosis process with the customer prior to a service call being placed.

    8. Not exceed an on-hold time of more than five minutes on initial call.

    9. Be at no additional cost (i.e. included in the cost of the system). The cost of the service must be included the cost of the system.

    10. Be available for the life of the product.

6.3 Web Site Support

The Offeror must provide an Internet site offering:

  1. Pages specific to the NMSO. These pages must contain details on the default system configuration, options, default system illustrations and pricing.

  2. Support file areas offering download/upload access for drivers, setup and configuration files and other pertinent software. These files, drivers and documents must be clearly identified as pertaining to the specific make and model of the system.

  3. Message areas for technical assistance and problem diagnosis with system engineers.

  4. Technical information library for downloading product information files, pertinent white papers, default system user service manuals (French and English).

  5. FAQ (frequently asked questions) areas specific to the systems offered.

  6. Bulletins pertaining to product announcements, product recalls, component recalls bug fixes, etc.

  7. "Plain language" technical support question search engine with immediate approximated response.

  8. Customized e-mail notification subscription services to alert clients of device driver revisions, BIOS /firmware updates that pertain to the exact model family, product recalls, component recalls.

  9. The web site support features must be contained on the default system original equipment manufacturer's web site. Links to other manufacturer's web sites cannot be used to achieve the mandatory requirements stated in this article.

  10. The web site support features must be available in French and English including the final destination page. Exceptions for unilingual content are allowed for technical descriptions, support forums, part number references and technical documentation.

  11. When the Offeror refers specifically to this NMSO on its web site, the information presented must be accurate in that only equipment and related prices listed on the CAG web site may be represented as being available on its NMSO.

6.4 Enhanced Value-added Services

  1. The system manufacturer must provide Software & Operations and Security value-added services. Proposed solutions must conform to standards-based support, including Wired for Management (WfM), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Common Information Model (CIM), Alert Standard Format (ASF), Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

  2. These utilities must be written or modified or designed for the system manufacturer and must be specific to the model or model family.

  3. These utilities must be available:

    1. On a pressed production CD(s) (write-once CD (CD-R or CD-RW or DVD-R) are not acceptable) with a suitable label that identifies it as such, including the system manufacturer's name, applicable model(s) and the revision number or must be available for downloading from the notebook manufacturer's web site; or

    2. Pre-loaded on the default system's hard drive it must be introduced and branded as an OEM utility. When the utility is active it must reference the specific make and model or specific model family throughout.

  4. These software tools must be GUI, browser or .NET framework based and must provide the following functions:

    1. Software & Operations Management

      1. The Offeror must offer restore capability which will facilitate the restoration of the operating system, all hardware specific device drivers, and software patches specific to model or model family. The initial revision of this restore utility must be able to work throughout the life of the applicable model or model family in that there must be no significant hardware component changes that would render this first version incompatible.

      2. Provide the ability for incremental or complete backup of operating system, data, applications, and personal settings to a protected area on your hard disk drive and have it restored should a user's system get corrupted or the accidental deletion of data.

    2. Security

      1. The system manufacturer must provide a single consolidated, policy based software tool that controls the system’s entire security portfolio. Specifically these tools must be branded by the system OEM and must control the following security elements:

      2. Personal password manager employing a single password vault for single biometric sign-on capability

      3. SmartCard (if specified) management supporting BIOS enabled pre-boot SmartCard authentication or SD Card software supporting SD boot authentication or biometric initialization and setup and on-going pre-boot authentication.SmartCard authentication must support multiple Smart Cards and both administrations level and user level

      4. The security management features must be accessible through a single console. This security software must be available on a pressed production CD(s) or pre-loaded on the default system's hard drive or available from the default system manufacturer's web site under Windows 7 Professional. Third party software will be not be accepted. The software utility must control the following security attributes: biometric

      5. The manufacturer must offer as an option an end-of-life "shredder" software that conforms to the current US Department of Defence disk wiping standard.3rd party end-of-life “shredder” software is acceptable by Canada.

6.5 Image Installation and Migration - All Categories

  1. A pre-delivery service must be available to pre-configure and install all peripherals, operating systems, client applications and all pertinent drivers specific to the clients' requirements. This service, if requested, must be performed at the manufacturer's site prior to shipping to the client. This service may be performed following the hardware specific quality assurance burn-in.

  2. The Offeror must, upon written request, archive client images.

  3. An image migration service must be made available by the Offeror to assist the client with migrating PC hard drive images, which include applications, user data, user preferences (which includes, network, bookmarks and operating system settings), from an end-of-life PC to a replacement PC. This migration must be achieved across disparate PC manufacturers, models and operating systems. The Offeror must offer this billable service to clients wishing to migrate a minimum of 100 images at one time.