Technology

What are the hardware specs of the WOW! Computer™?

Screen 21.5" High Definition, 16:9 Widescreen Panel (1920 x 1080 pixels) Touch Panel
Processor Intel 1037U Celeron dual core processor
Memory 2GB DDR3 Memory
Hard Drive 500GB 3.5" SATA II
Disk Drive Tray-in DVD/CD Super Multi
Webcam Built-in 1.0MP Webcam with microphone
Touch Screen Multi Touch Screen
Rear Input/Output 4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 microphone in, 1 earphone out, 10/100/1000 LAN, HDMI (out)
Side Input/Output 1 Card Reader with 4 in 1 memory
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Speakers Two 3W Stereo Speakers with SRS Premium Sound Technology
Input Devices USB keyboard and mouse are included.

What type of warranty is included?

The WOW! Computer comes with a 30-day, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed return policy, 30-day unlimited VIP Support, and a 1 year hardware warranty.

Does the WOW! Computer run on Windows?
No. The WOW! Computer runs on a Linux operating system we’ve customized to support our touch screen capabilities. We chose Linux to avoid frequent problems with viruses and to provide a more secure, problem-free computer environment. Linux has been developed over the last 20 years by numerous companies and currently runs on millions of computers. In fact, about 60% of all internet servers run Linux.

Do I need a high speed internet connection?
Generally, Yes. The WOW! Computer is designed to work with a high speed internet connection. It will operate without a high speed internet connection; however, many features depend on a high speed connection to work their best. For example, email and web browsing would be noticeably slower and video chat may be too choppy to enjoy.

Can the WOW! Computer connect to a wireless network?
Yes. The required hardware and software to pick up a wireless network signal (also called "wi-fi") are built into your WOW! Computer.

Do I need to use an anti-virus program on my WOW! Computer?
One of the many benefits of using the Linux based operating platform is that it is highly secure. Most computer viruses out there are targeted at computers running Windows and as such cannot infect computers running a Linux operating system (like your WOW! Computer). We provide "server side" virus protection on our end for an extra measure of safety and security.

Who was the WOW! Computer designed to serve?
We designed the WOW! Computer for seniors and baby boomers with little or no experience using computers. We soon realized that the WOW! Computer appealed to many people who wanted a simple, easy to use computer.

Can I add my own software to this computer?
No. The WOW! Computer is designed as a family or personal computer. We pre-install a broad set of popular and necessary applications including Email, Web Browsing, Photos, Video Phone, Games, Music & Video Playing and a Digital Picture Frame Screensaver. Better still, we include free software updates for life at no extra cost. Our goal is to provide a truly easy, hassle-free computer that is simple to use and maintain. That goal simply isn’t possible if we allow thousands of different applications to be installed as with standard computers.

Aside from using the built-in applications, what else can I do with the WOW! Computer?
A lot. Almost everything a standard computer can do on the Internet also can be done with your WOW! Computer. Many customers love to read the newspaper in large print, check the weather, get driving directions, go shopping online, use the many services available on sites like Yahoo and Google and learn about topics that interest them.

Can I listen to music from the WOW! Computer?
Yes. You can use the multi-function disk drive to play CDs or listen to any of the thousands of radio stations available on the internet. Web sites such as www.radio.com offer a broad selection across many types of programming. Note the WOW! Computer is not compatible with Apple’s iTunes service.

Can I watch videos on my WOW! Computer?
Yes. You can watch Internet video from YouTube, Hulu and many other web sites. (Hulu is a collection of thousands of TV shows, movies, and other programs). You can also watch movies and other video content using the built-in DVD player.

If someone sends me an email with a PDF, Word, Excel or PowerPoint file attached, will I be able to open it?
Yes. Programs for all these file types come pre-installed on your WOW! Computer.

Can I write and print my own documents?
The WOW! Computer has an integrated word processor that lets you write, edit, save and print your own text documents. It also includes software for spreadsheets and slide presentations. Most recent HP printers will work with your WOW! Computer – just plug the USB cable from your printer into the WOW! Computer.

Can I place a video call from my WOW! Computer to anyone who has a regular computer?
The Video Chat feature uses Skype’s latest technology. It is compatible with almost all computers that have a webcam. The person you want to call must have a webcam and a video chat account and be one of your contacts.

Do I need to buy anything else to do a video call from my WOW! Computer?
All you need is high-speed internet access and your new WOW! Computer. It comes with a webcam, microphone, speakers and Skype video chat software all built-in.

Can I place a regular phone call from WOW! Computer?
Yes, at a cost. The Skype service charges for calls between your computer and a regular phone. Rates are available on the Skype website. Note that Skype is free for all calls directly between two computers (also called Skype to Skype calls).

Can I load photos from my digital camera?
You can upload, print, and share photos from a digital camera, memory card, or USB.

Can I send my digital photos from the WOW! Computer to other people?
Yes. You can send your digital photos to friends & family through email as file attachments.

Can I share photos from my WOW! Computer to Facebook?
Yes. It comes with a pre-installed program that’s integrated with Facebook. With your Facebook account, any photos posted by your friends and family will automatically be available in your WOW! Computer. In the future, the WOW! Computer will support other photo sharing sites including Flickr, Snapfish and Picassa.

What is VIP Support and how much does it cost?
Every WOW! Computer comes with 60 days of VIP Support at no cost. This includes ongoing personal help from our USA based support staff with how to use your WOW! Computer’s many functions, technical issues, automatic backup of your files and settings and several other benefits. Unlimited use of VIP Support is only $9.95/month.

What is a ‘Tech Buddy’?
A Tech Buddy is a friend or family member that wants to help you use your WOW! Computer. After you give them the User Name and Password you create for them, they can log into our Tech Buddy web site and access your WOW! Computer from their own computer. They can see and control your screen from their computer and help you with whatever question or problem you have. You’ll even be able to watch what happens on your screen! This also is how our VIP Support staff will teach you if you ask them to show you how to do something.

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