Re: how to get to computers for the blind?
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I have used a fire tablet, which is very reasonable in price. I have an IPad and a laptop and desktop computer both running Win10. I personally don't care much for the tablets except for listening to books and music etc. I find them difficult to hold comfortably with arthritic hands. IPhone is much easier to use than the larger tablets. I use my older desktop over the newer laptop and I like Windows 10 over Windows 7.
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Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
I want both, which is one reason I haven’t upgraded my machine.
I have not used a tablet, so I cannot give an opinion on that. I am glad, however, to have both a windows 10 computer and a windows 7.
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While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase. the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.
But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard. I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well.
I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.
I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while. It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.
Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim
Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.
On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote: