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I've seen different statements. I've seen a number of articles
online saying it makes little difference for computer use as a
typical user uses it, and I've seen statements on lists saying it
makes a general difference.
I'd like to try the same machine with 8 and 16GB of RAM but I
don't expect to be able to try that test.
I like a computer that is reasonably fast but I'm not
particularly concerned with a little faster or slower
performance. Most of my time is used by working with programs or
doing things where speed doesn't matter to any extent like
streaming or listening to audio, browsing or working with e-mail.
that means I am using most of my time doing something like
reading, writing, or listening.. I don't care if something like a
file opens a second or two faster or slower or if a player starts
to play in two or three seconds or one second.
Other people may care about such differences, but are these the
kinds of differences we are discussing?
Since RAM isn't very expensive now, I'm discussing this quite a
bit from interest. Some people may want to save forty or fifty
dollars and others may not care much. Still, I think it should be
clarified what we are talking about.
On 6/16/2021 12:53 PM, Brian Zolo wrote:
Hey there, Gene, Brian Zolo here in
Gahanna, Ohio. I must respectfully disagree when it comes
to the question of 8 gigs versus 16 gigs and jaws with
windows ten. I’ve been an employee of the department of
defense now for 35 and one half years and in the work arena,
jaws as well as your apps perform much better with 16 gigs
of ram than with 8 gigs of ram and I’ve found the same with
my home laptops. The extra ram pays off with better
performance. Have a great day! BZ!
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 adding ram.
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 about?
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
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?
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:29 AM
Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop
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
I agree with Chris completely
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
Do you just want a clamshell
laptop or w would you like to have it convert over to
Is a keyboard with a NumLock
important to you?
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 budget?
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