better computer configuration

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Maanu, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Maanu Senior Member

    Kerala,India
    India - Malayalam
    In software industry 'machine configuration' indicates the CPU Speed, Memory capacity, Hard disk space etc of the machine(computer).

    I have two computers with different configuration. Is it correct to compare the two machine configuration as given below?

    The configuration of machine/system 'A' is better than that of machine/system 'B'.

    Please correct my mistakes.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bilbon Junior Member

    English
    Hi Maanu,

    I know very little indeed about computers but your useage of 'better than' is correct.

    You wrote:
    I have two computers with different configuration. Is it correct to compare the two machine configuration as given below?

    I think it would be better as:
    I have two computers with different configurations. Is it correct to compare the two machine's configurations as given below?

    'Machine's configurations' because it is the configuration of each machine that is being compared, and therefore the apostrophe is appropriate. Though you could also say 'is it correct to compare the configurations of the two machines'.

    That's quite a long answer. Hope it helps.
     

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