I don’t know how much more you spend for 16GB of RAM but I see no reason
to worry about Windows 11. Microsoft doesn’t go around making new
versions markedly more demanding. And has anyone reliable who writes
technical articles said that Windows 11 will require more ram or computing
power? While I don’t follow these things, at the same time, I have seen
nothing indicating that people who had machines that ran Windows 8 needed more
powerful machines to run Windows 10.
I don’t know how much more you spend for 16GB of RAM when buying a new
machine and having the extra RAM added. If it is a small amount like
twenty-five or thirty dollars, it isn’t worth worrying about mmuchif at all
for a lot of people.
I’m not particularly concerned with the amouhnt of RAM except in the
context of what I consider the very questionable generalization about future
proofing a machine. though I also am commenting because I just don’t
think a typical computer user needs more or will benefit significantly more by
also, it is my impression that Windows 10 handles memory more efficiently
than Windows 8 did. I’m challenging the idea that you need to spend more
money and go beyond specifications that work well today to future pproof a
machine. Many considerations enter into the question. How do you
intend to use the machine? How much do you care about speed? What
sorts of changes in Windows and programs can accurately be predicted that will
make your computer not be able to work with software over many years and
Windows as it changes? And how much more money are we talking
And to explain my point further, if you apply the future proof argument
or extrapolation to other areas, what are the results? Do you end up
advocating a much more powerful processor than that which works well now with
Windows 10? In the end, adding, with all these upgrades, 100 dollars, or
150 dollars to the price of a machine. A little here and a little there
and you may be talking about enough money to matter to people who want to be
careful or reasonably careful about how much they spend.
I really doubt that Microsoft is going to create the kind of bad will and
anger among its customers by making Windows 11 require enough more computer
resources to make a lot of users’ machines obsolete or require them to spend
money to upgrade their machines.
In short, my main point is that once you start applying the future proof
argument, where does it lead and how much money is involved?
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new
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
I’d also go with a Core I5 11th
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
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
On Jun 15, 2021, at 9:04 PM,
John Holcomb II <jhii926@...>
What do you do with your laptop? How much is your
Will you be traveling a lot with this and need a
good battery ?
Good afternoon to all
I need to purchase a new
laptop, I need help with how much memory and everything I need for my laptop
I use the latest jaws and I use office products I’d like to do the
Internet as well I’m not good at this part when it comes to purchasing a
laptop and everything I should have in it