Re: New Laptop

Amy Gordon

Thanks everyone for your responses. Ended up buying a laptop from
Sams club. Supposedly has a 2 year warranty but have not found any
documentation of that.
Amy Johnson

On 11/25/19, Gene <> wrote:
If the typical buyer wants to spend more money to future proof something
they will probably find satisfactory for years, until they want to replace
the computer because of age or newer features, that's their choice, but most
users don't need to worry when they buy a reasonably fast computer now
unless they dramatically change how they use computers.

Also, in your last message, you said you weren't most users. I didn't say
nor imply that you are. But saying something is out of date with no
explanation may lead some or many people to think that it isn't something
they should consider when they might very well find it very satisfactory.

I'm saying that such commments about outdatedness and future proofing should
be put in context. Not doing so may cause many people to think or wonder if
they should spend more, perhaps a lot more, money than they need to.

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

From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

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

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 Gene
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Outdated for what or in what way?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

A top of the line computer is technically outdated within months of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


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.;psc=1&refRID=TTW0G4ET3D313ZV7XE7D

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
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 1:53 PM
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 <> wrote:

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

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

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

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

> 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

> 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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