Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.
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No, there is no one s d card to look for; if you looked on amazon, there would probably be a few hundred choices.
Some brands I have used are Sandisk, Kingston, and Memorex. There are many many more brands.
If you want to use a s d card or usb drive for portable storage and backup, I would go with the usb drive as it is easier to find if you drop it and it is sturdier, less likely to be easily damaged.
U s b drives are similar to s d cards in the variety of brands and sizes available.
For the 32 gig size, as low as 10 bucks; for a 1 terabyte size, up to a thousand bucks.
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: January 4, 2021 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.
It doesn’t really matter to me if it has a DV drive, as chances are I might never need one. Now that you mentioned the SD card, is there a certain card I should be looking for?
It is probably cheaper to buy an external dvd drive than to have one installed in a laptop or desktop.
With the increased capacity of usb drives and s d cards, a dvd drive is pretty wellobsolete.
The only reason to have a dvd drive is to play old movies and music.
Woe, I sent the last message before I got this one! Yes used NVDA to set up my laptop. I do not use cds anymore, I use dropbox to get any programs I needed. I even have a external drive with all the programs on it and I connect it to the device when I am setting it up. There is no need for a cd drive unless you use dvds or cds a lot and have not backed the media up on a external drive.
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This is good to hear, as when I was at Best Buy last week, I did feel a HP, and I was very close to buying that, and it did feel pretty nice, matter of fact, the HP even had a VD driver, I don’t know if I would really need that though, but I guess it is nice to have one just in case. So if I end up getting that, and if I need to know where the keys are, can I ask you? How did you set up your Laptop? Did someone do it for you, or did you use Narrator and do it yourself?
I usually always buy hp as I like the lay out of their keyboards. I usually use a Bluetooth key board with the laptop. It makes it easy for me to type faster for me. I did not like the surface it did not stand up very well like the ipads do with their keyboards. I know most hp laptops have the arrow keys all at the bottom and their usually are spaced right left down and up with know other keys mixed in with them. One of my old laptops had a nompad on the laptop. Now I can do with out if I have my own external keyboard. I use the motifier key with the caps lock as my insert key with jaws and NVDA. If I need to use the laptop key borad. I try to stay away from touch screens or touch bars; they can be annoying. One simple touch and you muted your sound or turned the wireless card off. Good luck! Cheers Heather
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Yeah, this is turning in to a mess with Best Buy, although I usually have pretty good luck with them, but I now know those salesmen really don’t know anything themselves about the products Best Buy sells, in which surprises me. I guess I would have to talk to a Geek! I do like to feel the keys on the Laptop though, and I am just thinking Asus Laptops might have all the same keys on their Laptops, but I’m not for sure though. Right now, I see on Best Buy’s web site all of the Asus Laptops are now with Intell processors instead of the one I bought which was AMD Risen, so I wonder why the changes now. I don’t know what I will end up with now! LOL! Although I do see all the Laptops are extremely expensive. I am thinking I will have to cancel this with Best Buy.
I hate working with best buy and their service is much to be desired; I have a friend who is already having issues with them. I know how important it is to see something before one buys it. But, if you can decide on which brand your comfortable with, dell, hp, IBM, lenobo etc. I would try to deal directly with the company. They all usually are shipping for free these days. Geek squad is not all it is cracked up to be. Most time you have to send back to best buy so they can than ship your item out to a third party if it needs any work. Cheers Heather
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Ok I got it. thank you for this. Ok, I will be going to Best Buy tomorrow supposed to pick up my Asus Vivobook Laptop, but as I read more about it on line, and the emails I’ve received from Best Buy, are saying this Asus vivobook is no longer sold as new, so when I went to Best Buy a few days ago to buy something else, I asked the salesmen if the Laptop I bought was new, and he said as far as he knows it is, but as I am now searching on line, I still see this Laptop is no longer sold as new. The emails I am getting from Best Buy is from Best Buy Outlet. And they are thanking me for shopping at the Outlet, but the Best Buy I go to is not an Outlet though. I also search online to see what they charged me, but I can’t find that either, and when I was at Best Buy a few days ago, they couldn’t find any balance on my account either, and this makes me feel a little uncomfortable, So having said all this, I don’t know what I just might end up with! Smile!
What a mess! LOL!
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nimer Jaber
All of these are brands. Similar to brands of shampoo. They are all shampoo, but the manufacturer is different, the purpose for which it is made is different, the bottle is shaped differently, etc. Same goes with these laptops. Vivobooks are made by Asus. Thinkpads are made by Lenovo, Inspiron and XPS are made by Dell, and so on. You not only need to look at the type of computer, but also the model, as each few months to a year, manufacturers may release different models within the same class of laptop. Also, the specs between each model will be different. For instance, Thinkpad has many different laptops within that name, some have numpads, some do not, etc. Some are made for business use, some for personal use, some have large touch screens, some do not, some have fingerprint readers, some do not, some have large batteries, some are made for the purpose of being workstation desktop replacements, and so on. Computer laptop is a generic... it's just a laptop. This is akin to calling any tissue a kleenex.
I hope this helps.
On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 12:30 PM Janet <janet.harvard@...> wrote:
Thank you, and have a great day!