Re: Recommendations for a new laptop
John Holcomb II
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Plus with Windows 11coming out, we don’t know the hardware requirements of that OS yet. Nor do we know if JAWS will have new hard where requirements either.
I agree with Chris completely on this.
I’d go with 16GB to be safe.
My opinion is you don’t buy a laptop minimal specs just to last a year or two. You buy enough that will carry you thru for a while.
I’d also go with a Core I5 11th gen.
Do you just want a clamshell laptop or w would you like to have it convert over to a tablet?
Is a keyboard with a NumLock important to you?
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop
In my experience, as one who uses jaws and the Microsoft office suite all the time, I can state that the two features that will make you happy are a solid state hard drive, and 16 gig of ram. Sure it is true that 8 gig will suffice, but I have 16 ram and solid state hard drives in all of my computers now and they work great. The difference in cost between 8 gig of ram and 16 gig is almost negligible.
I will not be traveling with my laptop. I am doing a ministry through our church so I use the Internet a lot. I also print out braille so I have a Duxberry program and of course I use the latest jaws I just wanted to make sure that I have enough memory in my computer for it to last me for a little bit I also like to keep books on my computer because I download from bard as well
I do not want a slow computer
Kathy Sent from my iPhone