Re: Computers For The Blind of Texas

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>

I purchased my current computer from Computers for the Blind in late 2013 and I am still using it. It is a Dell Optiplex 740. At the time I believe it had an 80 GB hard drive, 3 GB of RAM and was running Windows 7. Except for one small section of the casing I would have never known that the machine was refurbished. It booted up quickly and ran very well.

I will admit that, over the years, I did run into a couple of issues with it but this was several years after I had purchased it and I believe that the machine was originally released in 2009. I did have a failing hard drive and, about three years ago, I noticed unusual activity from the CPU fan. After a while a local computer shop figured out that the processor itself was dying and it needed to be replaced, something which rarely happens. Over the years I have added many upgrades to it, much the same as someone might continue to keep an older vehicle serviced. It now has 8 GB of RAM, a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Pro, an SSD as my main drive along with an older hard drive as a secondary drive. . I do not regret my purchase and feel that they provided me with a nice machine. Their machines also come with a one-year warranty along with a one-year license of Fusion. After the license expires the user can optionally renew JAWS, Zoomtext or Fusion with a discounted SMA.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 2/7/2019 1:47 PM, William Vandervest wrote:

Can you post a link to that mini laptop from amazon please?




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