Re: window shopping


Yes you can use the USB but you have to get the camera adapter. Or a USB to
RCA adapter. But since these are more than likely made for a computer then
power might be an issue. You might have to get a different type.
Now if you got a windows tablet there would be no problem with that as the
new windows tablet has USB 3.0 on it think. You could check out the
Microsoft Store and see for sure. I do know they do have USB to them the
windows tablet just don't know for sure it is USB 3.0 or 2.0

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan []
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] window shopping

The audio would need to be good, as I'm severely deaf and with this Toshiba
it sucks when I take my headset out.
You mentioned in another email, a tablet. I use a USB headset, plantronic, I
can't plug those into a tablet I think.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt []
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 2:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] window shopping

Well, myself yes I would look at the specs and here what I would look for at
the very least: quad core processer, SD drive, at least 8 Gb of ram 12 GB
would be better, as many USB 3.0 ports as possible and a very good audio on
the mother board. I think for portable reasons nothing over a 15 inch screen
and if I could stay in the 13 inch screen I would do that. I think this
would be a very good start and could go from there!

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristóbal []
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 12:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] window shopping

You're probably better off narrowing your search by specs more than
anything. Components to a certain degree are going to be more or less the
same. Ram is ram and drives are drives. If you want SSD instead of
mechanical then that's what you should look out for. If you want a snappy
machine, then you could start off by only focusing on Core 5 and 7 laptops.
Everything else after that should fall into place. I'm not big on spending
upwards of $700 or $800 if that for a laptop. At that point, you're going to
start paying for features that as a blind/VI person, you wont' really be
able to take advantage of or at leasst get the full benefit from. Graphics
performance, Screen resolution, etc.
I'm still banging away on a nearly five year old Dell Vostro 3750 which is
considered to be a desktop replacement laptop. 17.3: screen and has a nice
full keyboard with num-pad and everything. After using this laptop model for
so long, I don’t' see myself going back to a smaller laptop or at least one
that doesn't have the num-pad. It just makes everything easier with all the
Jaws commands. I did have a Toshiba 14" laptop that I was very happy with,
but I'll make the trade off of space and weight for greater utility at this
point. In my case, I need to be able to interact with Excel and Word and
other business related tasks which again, having a full laptop keyboard
makes my portable life so much easier.
Olusegun is right. if you have the ability to do so, try to get your hands
on some models. After specs, probably the next important thing is keyboard
layout. Some designs have the Windows key in crazy and awkward places.
Especially as a keystroke user that we all are, this can be a very important
My Toshiba had its one Windows key way at the top right of the keyboard
which made things tricky at times with some Jaws commands. I eventually got
used to it, but that's not something I want to have to deal with again
Amazon's great to filter out models and select particular machines for
future follow up. Reading feedback and reviews and all the answered

-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 8:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] window shopping

Hello Kimsan:

Thus far, I've never grabbed a laptop from I go to a computer
store and play with what they have on their shelves. I also try to ask
open-ended questions about particular laptop machines. Sales reps hate me
for that because my questions task their intelligence and understanding.

I don't buy brand-new laptops; I generally grab a refurbished one for a lot
less! Nothing wrong with a refurbished laptops. These have been previously
leased to corporations who had since returned them at the end of the lease
and grabbed the latest upgrade to continue with their lease program.

I am not a great fan of HP or Dell systems; for me, I take hard looks at
Asus, Acer, and Toshiba. Presently, I have a Sony laptop running Windows7
Professional 64Bit. I've had this machine for about three and a half years
and there's barely any scratch on it. I can still even sell it as a new
notebook, but I don't have any such plan!

Yes, it did come with some bloatwre which I am still trying extremely hard
to clean out. Beyond that, it has served me well. Original price was well
over $1,000, but, since I only buy refurbished laptops, I was able to grab
it for $359, not bad for a Core5 machine!

I don't have a pair of eyes here to check out the model number for me; but I
do know it's no longer being produced hence the reason why I never buy a
brand-new laptop since they become obsolete so fast.

I hope you have BestBuy or Microcenter nearby where you can go in and
actually play with the various laptops and ask a trillion questions like I
do. Good luck in your search sire, I sure hope I helped some if not much.

Denver, Colorado

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