Re: New Laptop


Future proof is always worth it, at least to me anyways. I need my
computers to have quite a bit of power because I want to game and use
them for music production. I plan on shopping around for a laptop
sometime with in the next year or so. Right now my old Mac book pro
and desktop should do the job for now. The average user can probably
get by just fine with 8 gb of ram. I want at least 16.

On 11/24/19, enes sarıbaş <> wrote:
It isn't slow. But buyers might want a current model of processor to
future proof it. This likely isn't an issue though, as Acer probably
updated this line with iether a ninth or 10th gen processor choice.
On 11/24/2019 3:03 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Unless the buyer needs a gaming laptop or is editing a lot of videos,
I can’t believe this laptop is too slow.

I love the way that I can run a virus scan, play music from Winamp,
and have half a dozen Chrome windows open while I have Outlook and
HJPad all open.

I haven’t used the USB 3.1 yet but I can write a 36 gig image to a
drive using moderate compression in about 20 minutes with USB 2, while
still going through email in Outlook.

James B

*From:* <> *On Behalf Of
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:11 PM
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

Outdated for what or in what way?  Do you mean that it isn't as fast
as newer ones?  I would expect that is of no consequence for a user
who doesn't use very resource intensive programs, in other words, for
the majority of users.

A top of the line computer is technically outdated within months of
purchase if, for some reason, you need or want the absolutely newest
and most powerful technology.


----- Original Message -----

*From:*enes sarıbaş <>

*Sent:*Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:38 PM

*To:* <>

*Subject:*Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

That is a nice unit, especially  because of the ethernet port  and
number pad. The processor is outdated now, but when I replace my five
year old laptop next year or so, I want something like this probably,
though I would go for an I7 if it was available.

On 11/22/2019 3:10 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Hi Amy,

I recently bought an Acer 15.6 inch 4 pound laptop from Amazon.
It is very slim and really feels comfortable to hold in my hands.
It is extremely fast and it has a number pad.  I like it better
than any laptop that I have ever owned.  This is my fifth laptop
in about 4 years.  Its battery life for me is over 11 hours.
Note, I have my screen resolution turned down pretty low because I
do not need to see the screen.  It does not have a DVD
reader/burner.  It also does not have an SD card reader.  I have
an external DVD reader/burner and an external SSD card reader.  I
haven’t needed either in over 2 years.

Maybe there will be some sale  prices next week.  I can’t say for
sure.  For right now, the price is $509, plus state sales tax with
free delivery.

Here are a few details along with an Amazon  link.

*Product description*

Style:*Notebook only*

Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-51DJ comes with these high level specs: 8th
Generation Intel Core i5-8265U Processor 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost
Technology up to 3.9GHz (6MB Smart cache), Windows 10 Home, 15.6
Inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display,
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, True
Harmony Technology, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, Acer
Purified.Voice Technology with Two Built-in Microphones, 802.11ac
WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz),
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port), Bluetooth 4.2,
Back-lit Keyboard, Acer Fingerprint Reader supporting Windows
Hello, HD Webcam (1280 x 720), 1 - USB 3.1 (Type-C) port (Gen 1 up
to 5 Gbps), 2 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port (one with Power-off Charging),
1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP support, Lithium-Ion
Battery, Up to 9.5-hours Battery Life, 3.97 lbs. | 1.8 kg (system
unit only) (NX.HG5AA.001)

-----Original Message-----
From: <>
<> <> On
Behalf Of Amy Gordon
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 1:53 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

Sorry I plan to carry it some but wont be all the time or anything so

not really worried about how light it is but I do want a number pad

definately.  One that has long battery life as possable as well.


On 11/22/19, Gene < <>>

> You don't need a powerful computer.  But you haven't said
anything about

> things like if you want a lighter computer or a heavier one.
 are you going

> to carry it around much or don't you plan to carry it enough so
size and

> weight matter much.  Do you want a model with a numpad or don't
you care

> about that?


> Gene

> ----- Original Message -----


> From: Amy Gordon

> Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 1:32 PM

> To: TechTalk

> Subject: [TechTalk] New Laptop



> Hi all I currently have a Dell laptop in which I have had
trouble with

> ever since I bought it about 5 years ago.  It is getting worse so I

> know there will be sales coming soon.  I currently use Jaws on my

> computer and mostly use it for internet tasks like email, taking

> surveys, facebook etc.  Was wondering what suggestions you have
for a

> new laptop as far as specs and best place to buy from?  Thanks

> Amy







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