Re: Lenovo Laptops.


Hi Gene and All,
Well, I finally went to Best Buy and I saw at least four or five Laptops with the NumPads, and they were very nice. I ended up buying An Asus Laptop, and I really like the keyboard a lot, and matter of fact, I already know where some of the keys are, as they are quite similar to my keyboard with my Windows 7. Although, the keys are just a little closer than my desktop keyboard, I could work with that just fine. Ok, so now, I find the Laptop I like and can work with, and even bought a three year accidental insurance. At that time the only thing I didn't like was Best Buy didn't have it in stock, so would have to wait until Jan 12-2021 or a little sooner, but because I liked it so much, I was willing to wait. When I got home and went through my emails, and checked all the emails I got from Best Buy, and I also logged in to my Best Buy account to be for sure all was well. I almost fell over when I read this message! This item is no longer available in new condition.
Your price for this item is $497.99. The Salesmen told me it was $599.99. Well, I have no problem with the price change though! I also read this message, Geek Squad Certified
Professionally Cleaned
Looks brand new
Includes all original parts/accessories
Typically contains original packaging. Condition
Open-Box Excellent - CertifiedInfo
Open-Box Excellent – Certified
Select product categories are eligible for certification. Each Excellent-Certified product has passed the Geek Squad® Certified process. Products in this condition look brand new — with no physical flaws, scratches or scuffs — and include the original parts1 and accessories, as well as the original box (or a suitable replacement).2 In addition, the product was professionally cleaned, then repackaged with care to give you a product as near to new as possible. Excellent- Certified products can be found in Best Buy stores and online. Then I read this is an Asus Vivobook Laptop, and can be use with iOS or Android. I asked the salesmen who was helping me if Windows ten is installed, and he said somewhat, but not to worry because they will set it up for me, and Windows ten will be there. He also told me I will need to be at home to connect it to my Network, I have no idea how I'm going to set that up myself. I'm thinking I should do more research on this Vivobook Laptop. I thought a Laptop was just a Laptop, but I am finding with these Laptops, they have ThinkPads, IdeaPads, now I see Vivobook.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

It may be important to get recommendations about external numpads from
screen-reader users. Some external numpads, for some reason, aren't
compatible with screen-readers and they won't do things such as work with
the jAWS cursor.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

I would rather have the NumPad on my keyboard, but I don't know if I can
find a Laptop with just some buttons like on a desktop PC, so if not, I
might try to see if I can buy an external NumPad, as I've seen those
before, and there not too bad though. External NumPads aren't usually that
exspensive either, but I guess I'll find out.

Janet .

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Wow, how terrible to have to give up the num pad. My Lenovo desktop has
laster for over five years. I got almost ten years out of my last Dell.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Gene and All,
I've been doing quite a bit of research on the Lenovo IdeaPad in which I
recently bought. I don't particularly like the keyboard, as the keys are to
flat and to large, and different shapes, and when I press a key, the key
goes down into the keyboard. I also read quite a bit about how long the
Lenovo Laptops last, and according to what I have been reading, they only
will last two years. LOL! I paid $499, so I would like it to last a little
longer, but with this particular Laptop, according to the reviews I've
read, this isn't going to last long. I also read this Lenovo does overheat
quite often, not sure if it is because of the Intel Processor or what. I am
going to take it back to Best Buy Monday, and try to get one without the num
pad, as I know Best Buy don't have Laptops with the Num Pad in their stores.
Thank you all so much for all your help, as it is greatly appreciated.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

To clarify, I'm saying that I don't have the technical knowledge to discuss
the chip speed and cache that would be the best buy for the money for a
typical user. If you get too underpowered or undercached a chip, you likely
won't be satisfied. I'm also saying that differences in brands, which chips
offer faster performance and more cache, for example for the price, and
which operate more cooly, if that matters, are things I don't have the
knowledge to discuss along with the best specifications per brand.

It is my impression that this or that brand may have a slower chip speed,
but that other technical differences may provide faster performance than a
different brand with the same chip speed.. And how much such differences
matter for the typical user in terms of performance per price is something I
don't know.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene via
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

There are objective differences in brands and models of chips. Whether and
to what extent they matter to the typical user, I don't know and I don't
have the technical knowledge to discuss but there are objective differences.
it isn't just a matter of taste.

-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Pam,

Computer brands, models, processors, speakers, it is mostly a matter of what
we are used to and what we can afford.

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

And we won’t bother with the pizza or burgers.



From: <> On Behalf Of Pamela
Sent: December 26, 2020 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

My first windows computer was a Gateway 2000 tower with an AMD processor
that I got back in 2000. I was told, even back then, that AMD processors
were better. Pam.

From: Monte Single

Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 8:16 AM


Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Josh,

I am not familiar with the current line of a m d processors, but they were
all I used till a few years ago.My impression is that a m d processors are
now a better choice, dollar for dollar, than an intel.

Of course some will disagree.

It sounds like a great machine unless you intend to do serious gaming and
video editing.

From: <> On Behalf Of Josh
Sent: December 25, 2020 6:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

speaking of LENOVO laptops, I am thinking of getting the following laptop. A
LENOVO, with 256 GB solid-state NVME Drive., and I'm sorry if I posted this
before I don't remember if I did, I amD RYZEN5 processor, eight gigs of RAM,
with this configuration of computer work good with JAWS?

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