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I've been using computers for 25 years and never
had a dedicated graphics card. I haven't seen the need to have one. . I don't
play games or do video editing, etc.
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Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 6:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop
From the very article you linked to:
A graphics card is essentially responsible for generating the images you
see on your monitor.
It is often associated with gaming purposes, but do you need a graphics
card if you don’t play games?
In short, not really.
Even if you don’t play games, some activities still require an excellent
This includes things like video and photo editing, 3D rendering, and even
Not to mention software used for engineering and scientific projects.
Having a dedicated GPU will boost all of these activities’ performances.
One or two other activities are mentioned in the article,
none of which the person or the typical user does.
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new
That depends. Graphics aren't just for photoshop or gaming.
On 6/17/2021 6:15 PM, John Holcomb II
Just as I thought. She doesn’t need integrated
a quote from an article on this subject:
course, integrated graphics have their downsides too. First, they’re weak.
They’re intended for the demands of a desktop user who reads email, browses
the web, drafts documents, not users who do more demanding things like games.
Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:56 PM
[TechTalk] Recommendations for a new
Ok… but is it performance that
will be noticed for a blind person running an M.2 SD SSD and 16GB of
If all they are doing is web
browsing and email and office work how much will integrated graphics
I don’t think for that tasks
having a built in GPU will harm enough for it to be
Ok… what if the person
doesn’t have $900 to spend? I suppose there are payment options you could pay
it off over time but some don’t want to do that.
I would never buy used
equipment that if I could get new. There is no garantie what condition it was
used as. And discrete graphics it is simple. Intigrated graphics reduce system
performance, as well as the ram. If you have discrete graphics,. browsers, and
other apps use the GPU for hardware acceleration and to improve performance.
So graphics isn't just for gaming, but the processor itself is useful, and
doesn't add much to the price. An entry level graphics is fine, like the rtx
2060 or 3060 now.
On 6/17/2021 2:43 PM, John
Holcomb II wrote:
Tell me why a blind person
would need discreet graphics.
That’s the only thing but past
that I agree with you on everything else.
I’m not so sure I agree
You on price, I haven’t priced
new ones and s specked them out.
I know on BestBuy or other
places if you go refurb, you can get some pretty good deals on yesterday’s
wine that is good enough.
This is incorrect. 8 gb is
ok, but 16 is even better. With no apps open, my win10 system eats about 5.5
gb. That leaves very little for anything else if I used 8 gb. True a
powerful computer probably isn't required, but an 800-900 or so good laptop
is worth it for the responsiveness and pleasant experience. A minimum
of dual channel ram, an SSD, discrete graphics, and an
On 6/16/2021 8:27 AM, Gene
don’t need a powerful computer to do what you want to do. Most
computers today come with 8gb of ram and you don’t need more. You
aren’t using any memory intensive applications that might bring you even
close to using 8gb of RAM. I haven’t priced various laptops or kept
up with different models for a long time, but I doubt you will have to
spend more than five or six hundred dollars to get a laptop that will fill
your needs well. I’ll let others discuss the question
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:23 AM
Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop
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
from my iPhone
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
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