Geek Speak: Understanding the Lingo in Electronics Stores

“Unless you are a student of the circulars – Best Buy, Electronics Expo, Sixth Avenue Electronics – good luck deciphering the hieroglyphics. It takes more than a GED to understand the definition of an LED.

What does it mean if a phone has 3Gs? Feel free to laugh at our ignorance, but do not start giggling. By our math, that would require 4Gs.

HDMI? HDM why?”

I had a chance to speak with about 3LAs – Three-Letter Acronyms – and other tech jargon you’ll find in electronics stores.

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