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Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

Donald L. Roberts
 


Yes, John. I do have it but don't know how to check the specs.  Years ago, I used a program called something like Bellarc advisor.
 
Don Roberts
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

Hmmm, do you have the laptop on hand?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald L. Roberts
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Speaking of specifications and recommendations, please tell me how to determine the specs of an HP Elite Book 840.

 

Thanks.

 

Don Roberts

 

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

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:03 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Rather then trying to explain it, I’ll trust the good folks at How-To Geek

eMMC vs. SSD: Not All Solid-State Storage is Equal (howtogeek.com)

 

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

John,

 

Tell us what an eMMC drive is  and why it should be avoided.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:15 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

However, she should be sure not to get one with an eMMC drive.

Some but not all laptops let  you upgrade the storage and ram options later.

I’m going to assume you’d rather not open it up at any point

Do you want  us to suggest some actual laptops for you?

A great k keyboard typing experience is a m must I’d presume.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi Kathy,

 

A solid state drive has no moving parts. So, unlike the standard hard drives,

---there are no moving parts.

---they do not overheat.

---they use less energy and last longer.

 

These days, they are quite affordable.

Also,  most new laptops now come with a solid state  drive by default.

…and they are faster than  the  traditional mechanical drive.

 

Good brand names are Kingston, crucial, Samsung, etc..

 

I would not purchase a new p c or laptop without a solid state drive.

 

You wrote that you will not  be moving/carrying your  laptop from  place to place, so you can get one that may be a little heavier than  a very lightweight one.

Laptops with a numeric keypad are a little bigger than those without.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock


Sent: June 16, 2021 8:56 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I am a little dumb in this area what is considered a solid-state drive question do you like a certain brand other than another brand question

Kathy

 

 

On Jun 16, 2021, at 9:41 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@...> wrote:



Hi Kathy.

 

In my experience, as one who uses jaws and the Microsoft office suite all the time, I can state that the two features that will make you happy are a solid state hard drive, and 16 gig of ram. Sure it is true that 8 gig will suffice, but I have 16 ram and solid state hard drives in all of my computers now and they work great. The difference in cost between 8 gig of ram and 16 gig is almost negligible.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I will not be traveling with my laptop. I am doing a ministry through our church so I use the Internet a lot. I also print out braille so I have a Duxberry program and of course I use the latest jaws I just wanted to make sure that I have enough memory in my computer for it to last me for a little bit I also like to keep books on my computer because I download from bard as well

 I do not want a slow computer 

 

Kathy Sent from my iPhone

 

On Jun 15, 2021, at 9:04 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:



What do you do with your laptop? How much is your budget?

Will you be traveling a lot with this and need a good  battery ?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Good afternoon to all

 

I need to purchase a new laptop, I need help with how much memory and everything I need for my laptop I use the latest jaws  and I use office products I’d like to do the Internet as well I’m not good at this part when it comes to purchasing a laptop and everything I should have in it

 

 

Kathy 


Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

John Holcomb II
 

Hmmm, do you have the laptop on hand?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald L. Roberts
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Speaking of specifications and recommendations, please tell me how to determine the specs of an HP Elite Book 840.

 

Thanks.

 

Don Roberts

 

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

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:03 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Rather then trying to explain it, I’ll trust the good folks at How-To Geek

eMMC vs. SSD: Not All Solid-State Storage is Equal (howtogeek.com)

 

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

John,

 

Tell us what an eMMC drive is  and why it should be avoided.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:15 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

However, she should be sure not to get one with an eMMC drive.

Some but not all laptops let  you upgrade the storage and ram options later.

I’m going to assume you’d rather not open it up at any point

Do you want  us to suggest some actual laptops for you?

A great k keyboard typing experience is a m must I’d presume.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi Kathy,

 

A solid state drive has no moving parts. So, unlike the standard hard drives,

---there are no moving parts.

---they do not overheat.

---they use less energy and last longer.

 

These days, they are quite affordable.

Also,  most new laptops now come with a solid state  drive by default.

…and they are faster than  the  traditional mechanical drive.

 

Good brand names are Kingston, crucial, Samsung, etc..

 

I would not purchase a new p c or laptop without a solid state drive.

 

You wrote that you will not  be moving/carrying your  laptop from  place to place, so you can get one that may be a little heavier than  a very lightweight one.

Laptops with a numeric keypad are a little bigger than those without.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock


Sent: June 16, 2021 8:56 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I am a little dumb in this area what is considered a solid-state drive question do you like a certain brand other than another brand question

Kathy

 

 

On Jun 16, 2021, at 9:41 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@...> wrote:



Hi Kathy.

 

In my experience, as one who uses jaws and the Microsoft office suite all the time, I can state that the two features that will make you happy are a solid state hard drive, and 16 gig of ram. Sure it is true that 8 gig will suffice, but I have 16 ram and solid state hard drives in all of my computers now and they work great. The difference in cost between 8 gig of ram and 16 gig is almost negligible.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I will not be traveling with my laptop. I am doing a ministry through our church so I use the Internet a lot. I also print out braille so I have a Duxberry program and of course I use the latest jaws I just wanted to make sure that I have enough memory in my computer for it to last me for a little bit I also like to keep books on my computer because I download from bard as well

 I do not want a slow computer 

 

Kathy Sent from my iPhone

 

On Jun 15, 2021, at 9:04 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:



What do you do with your laptop? How much is your budget?

Will you be traveling a lot with this and need a good  battery ?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Good afternoon to all

 

I need to purchase a new laptop, I need help with how much memory and everything I need for my laptop I use the latest jaws  and I use office products I’d like to do the Internet as well I’m not good at this part when it comes to purchasing a laptop and everything I should have in it

 

 

Kathy 


Re: (OT): Welcome to Windows-access and Windows mailing lists

Gene
 

I believe it was on another list that I said that we don’t need another list for general Windows users.  I also said that it is a bad idea to fragment the blind Windows user community by starting another list for blind Windows users. 
 
There is already a Windows 10 users group either owned or moderated by Joseph Lee.  Starting another list may result in people joining a new list where the kind of knowledge and expertise isn’t present where they might join the Joseph Lee group otherwise.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] (OT): Welcome to Windows-access and Windows mailing lists
 
Do we really need another windows group??

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Akash Kakkar
Sent: June 16, 2021 1:46 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io; program-l <program-l@...>; nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>; main@techtalk.groups.io; accessindia@...; blindandroidusers@groups.io; blindtech@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] (OT): Welcome to Windows-access and Windows mailing lists

Dear all,
As we all eagerly wait for the release of new Windows OS (most probably #Windows11) I would like to invite you all to windows-access mailing list.
To explain more about this, I'll be running 2 mailing lists related to Windows. 1 is called "windows-access" and another is "windows".
Windows-access is there for any discussion regarding which includes Windows OS and it's accessibility including screen reader compattibility, applications and all.
Second mailing list: "windows" is a generalised mailing list which can be joined by anyone no matter he/she is sighted/blind and it allows any discussion revolving around Windows.
If you specificly want to talk about the accessibility of Windows OS and don't want to mingle up with the conversation of non-accessibility conversations, then you can join exclusive windows-access mailing list
via:
windows-access+subscribe@groups.io
and to post to this list:
windows-access@groups.io
Otherwise you can join generalised windows mailing list which is there for everyone:
windows+subscribe@groups.io
Send a mail to post to this list:
windows@groups.io
welcome you all in the both groups in advance.
with regards,
Akash










Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

Donald L. Roberts
 


Speaking of specifications and recommendations, please tell me how to determine the specs of an HP Elite Book 840.
 
Thanks.
 
Don Roberts
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

Rather then trying to explain it, I’ll trust the good folks at How-To Geek

eMMC vs. SSD: Not All Solid-State Storage is Equal (howtogeek.com)

 

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

John,

 

Tell us what an eMMC drive is  and why it should be avoided.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:15 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

However, she should be sure not to get one with an eMMC drive.

Some but not all laptops let  you upgrade the storage and ram options later.

I’m going to assume you’d rather not open it up at any point

Do you want  us to suggest some actual laptops for you?

A great k keyboard typing experience is a m must I’d presume.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi Kathy,

 

A solid state drive has no moving parts. So, unlike the standard hard drives,

---there are no moving parts.

---they do not overheat.

---they use less energy and last longer.

 

These days, they are quite affordable.

Also,  most new laptops now come with a solid state  drive by default.

…and they are faster than  the  traditional mechanical drive.

 

Good brand names are Kingston, crucial, Samsung, etc..

 

I would not purchase a new p c or laptop without a solid state drive.

 

You wrote that you will not  be moving/carrying your  laptop from  place to place, so you can get one that may be a little heavier than  a very lightweight one.

Laptops with a numeric keypad are a little bigger than those without.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock


Sent: June 16, 2021 8:56 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I am a little dumb in this area what is considered a solid-state drive question do you like a certain brand other than another brand question

Kathy

 

 

On Jun 16, 2021, at 9:41 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@...> wrote:



Hi Kathy.

 

In my experience, as one who uses jaws and the Microsoft office suite all the time, I can state that the two features that will make you happy are a solid state hard drive, and 16 gig of ram. Sure it is true that 8 gig will suffice, but I have 16 ram and solid state hard drives in all of my computers now and they work great. The difference in cost between 8 gig of ram and 16 gig is almost negligible.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I will not be traveling with my laptop. I am doing a ministry through our church so I use the Internet a lot. I also print out braille so I have a Duxberry program and of course I use the latest jaws I just wanted to make sure that I have enough memory in my computer for it to last me for a little bit I also like to keep books on my computer because I download from bard as well

 I do not want a slow computer 

 

Kathy Sent from my iPhone

 

On Jun 15, 2021, at 9:04 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:



What do you do with your laptop? How much is your budget?

Will you be traveling a lot with this and need a good  battery ?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Good afternoon to all

 

I need to purchase a new laptop, I need help with how much memory and everything I need for my laptop I use the latest jaws  and I use office products I’d like to do the Internet as well I’m not good at this part when it comes to purchasing a laptop and everything I should have in it

 

 

Kathy 


Re: (OT): Welcome to Windows-access and Windows mailing lists

Janet
 

Hi Monte,
Choice is a wonderful thing, isn't it? Smile!

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] (OT): Welcome to Windows-access and Windows mailing lists

Do we really need another windows group??

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Akash Kakkar
Sent: June 16, 2021 1:46 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io; program-l <program-l@freelists.org>; nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>; main@techtalk.groups.io; accessindia@accessindia.org.in; blindandroidusers@groups.io; blindtech@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] (OT): Welcome to Windows-access and Windows mailing lists

Dear all,
As we all eagerly wait for the release of new Windows OS (most probably #Windows11) I would like to invite you all to windows-access mailing list.
To explain more about this, I'll be running 2 mailing lists related to Windows. 1 is called "windows-access" and another is "windows".
Windows-access is there for any discussion regarding which includes Windows OS and it's accessibility including screen reader compattibility, applications and all.
Second mailing list: "windows" is a generalised mailing list which can be joined by anyone no matter he/she is sighted/blind and it allows any discussion revolving around Windows.
If you specificly want to talk about the accessibility of Windows OS and don't want to mingle up with the conversation of non-accessibility conversations, then you can join exclusive windows-access mailing list
via:
windows-access+subscribe@groups.io
and to post to this list:
windows-access@groups.io
Otherwise you can join generalised windows mailing list which is there for everyone:
windows+subscribe@groups.io
Send a mail to post to this list:
windows@groups.io
welcome you all in the both groups in advance.
with regards,
Akash


Re: (OT): Welcome to Windows-access and Windows mailing lists

Janet
 

Hi,
May I please ask you is your Windows-Access list going to be an on going list, or is it just until Windows 11 finally comes out? If I join, do I need to send a blank email, or do I add something in the subject line?

Thank you.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Akash Kakkar
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:46 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io; program-l; nvda; main@techtalk.groups.io; accessindia@accessindia.org.in; blindandroidusers@groups.io; blindtech@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] (OT): Welcome to Windows-access and Windows mailing lists

Dear all,
As we all eagerly wait for the release of new Windows OS (most
probably #Windows11) I would like to invite you all to windows-access
mailing list.
To explain more about this, I'll be running 2 mailing lists related to
Windows. 1 is called "windows-access" and another is "windows".
Windows-access is there for any discussion regarding which includes
Windows OS and it's accessibility including screen reader
compattibility, applications and all.
Second mailing list: "windows" is a generalised mailing list which can
be joined by anyone no matter he/she is sighted/blind and it allows
any discussion revolving around Windows.
If you specificly want to talk about the accessibility of Windows OS
and don't want to mingle up with the conversation of non-accessibility
conversations, then you can join exclusive windows-access mailing list
via:
windows-access+subscribe@groups.io
and to post to this list:
windows-access@groups.io
Otherwise you can join generalised windows mailing list which is there
for everyone:
windows+subscribe@groups.io
Send a mail to post to this list:
windows@groups.io
welcome you all in the both groups in advance.
with regards,
Akash


Re: (OT): Welcome to Windows-access and Windows mailing lists

Monte Single
 

Do we really need another windows group??

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Akash Kakkar
Sent: June 16, 2021 1:46 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io; program-l <program-l@freelists.org>; nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>; main@techtalk.groups.io; accessindia@accessindia.org.in; blindandroidusers@groups.io; blindtech@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] (OT): Welcome to Windows-access and Windows mailing lists

Dear all,
As we all eagerly wait for the release of new Windows OS (most probably #Windows11) I would like to invite you all to windows-access mailing list.
To explain more about this, I'll be running 2 mailing lists related to Windows. 1 is called "windows-access" and another is "windows".
Windows-access is there for any discussion regarding which includes Windows OS and it's accessibility including screen reader compattibility, applications and all.
Second mailing list: "windows" is a generalised mailing list which can be joined by anyone no matter he/she is sighted/blind and it allows any discussion revolving around Windows.
If you specificly want to talk about the accessibility of Windows OS and don't want to mingle up with the conversation of non-accessibility conversations, then you can join exclusive windows-access mailing list
via:
windows-access+subscribe@groups.io
and to post to this list:
windows-access@groups.io
Otherwise you can join generalised windows mailing list which is there for everyone:
windows+subscribe@groups.io
Send a mail to post to this list:
windows@groups.io
welcome you all in the both groups in advance.
with regards,
Akash


Re: removing an email profile outlook 2016

Kimsan
 

I thought about that but admittedly I need to see how that’s done.

 

Thank you,

Kimsan Song

 

kimsansong@...

Please check out my new EP titled I thought you new here https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mBMfy4DoouhVmDxHqONd4AJHL4d2vft4M

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] removing an email profile outlook 2016

 

I would imagine your e-mail program allows you to tell it not to download messages from the account when synchronizing.  You can leave the account on the machine and have it be completely inactive until you tell Outlook to download mail again.  That will save you the trouble of removing and then setting it up again.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:49 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] removing an email profile outlook 2016

 

Hi,
In outlook 2016, I have four or 5 email accounts set up.
There is one I'd like to remove, which is my work email which I know how to
do, but when I click remove, it says Account Settings
The primary account cannot be removed unless it is the only account
in the profile. You must remove all other Exchange accounts before
removing the primary account.
The other exchange accounts I have are icloud and outlook, but I don't want
to remove those just to remove the primary one simply because I think with
icloud email accounts, doesn't a person need a special password, wait, I
think it was called a secret password and for outlook, I don't remember the
password for when I set it back up.
Am I subjected to removing all accounts or is there a way to delete the
primary one.
The reason why I want to delete the work one, because I'm not back at work
until September.

Thank you,
Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...
Please check out my new EP titled I thought you new here
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mBMfy4DoouhVmDxHqONd4AJHL4d2vft4M






Re: how to get access to an IPad

Janet
 

Woe! Chris, Give up the first born! That sounds pretty ser'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'r'rious! LOL! I couldn't let that one pass by.


Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get access to an IPad

I think apple might be able to help but I hear it's no easy feat. You will have to prove ownership and give up your first born.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: June 15, 2021 7:57 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get access to an IPad

Group,


I have a good friend whose Mom passed away unexpectedly last year. In going through her things she found an I Pad that is fairly new, but she can not gain access to it.


What must my friend do to be able to gain access to this almost new IPad?


Thanks for your help and advice.


nancy


Re: A problem connecting BrailleNote Touch Plus

lynn white
 

Hi Abbie,

I did find it on groups.io

I bet I'll all kinds of questions over there. Thank you very much.

On 6/16/2021 3:52 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
Yes, I subscribe to a group for BrailleNote users. I can't find the address to subscribe, but if you do a search on groups.io for BrailleNote, you should be able to find it. Good luck.
--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

Janet
 

Amen to that!

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Well, thank God for Microsoft!!

On 6/16/2021 12:28 PM, Gene wrote:

We’ll see how soon information that is detailed enough to make any such determination becomes available.  Meantime, I simply don’t believe that Microsoft is going to engage in such selfdefeating bad business practice as to make a lot of current machines not work well in Windows 11.  Microsoft wants goodwill and it wants to encourage people to use Windows 11, not to have bad reports that cause people to hang back as long as possible and continue to use Windows 10.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:09 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

 

That's why it would make sense to find out the details about the new OS Microsoft plans to unveil on June 24, which is rumored to be designated as Windows 11 before making any recommendations about a new laptop. If Windows 11 is substantially different than Windows 10, then buying a Windows 10 laptop now and upgrading it to Windows 11 later might result in less than optimum performance.  

 

Gerald

 

 

On 6/16/2021 12:49 PM, chris judge wrote:

I upgraded three computers from windows 7 to windows 10, and in all cases the performance was less than steller.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: June 16, 2021 1:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

That isn’t  true as a generalization.  It may have been true when upgrading from certain versions, I don’t know.  But it is not true as a generalization.  What do you mean by new hardware?  Look at all the people who upgraded from Windows 7 and Windows 8 to Windows 10.  The major thrust of the introduction of Windows 10 for the first year was to get people to upgrade their existing computers.  If Microsoft had not been able to offer Windows 10 as an upgrade, they would have suffered an enormous lack of adoption until people bought new computers over time. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:10 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

You say:
Microsoft doesn’t make the next version of Windows markedly more demanding than the last version. 

Look at history
MS DOS
Windows 2.5
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
and Windows 10

Seems to me that each step (almost) required all new hardware.

On 6/16/2021 11:04 AM, Gene wrote:

I mean that, as far as I know, Microsoft doesn’t make the next version of Windows markedly more demanding than the last version. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I don’t know how much more you spend for 16GB of RAM but I see no reason to worry about Windows 11.  Microsoft doesn’t go around making new versions markedly more demanding.  And has anyone reliable who writes technical articles said that Windows 11 will require more ram or computing power?  While I don’t follow these things, at the same time, I have seen nothing indicating that people who had machines that ran Windows 8 needed more powerful machines to run Windows 10. 

 

I don’t know how much more you spend for 16GB of RAM when buying a new machine and having the extra RAM added.  If it is a small amount like twenty-five or thirty dollars, it isn’t worth worrying about mmuchif at all for a lot of people. 

 

I’m not particularly concerned with the amouhnt of RAM except in the context of what I consider the very questionable generalization about future proofing a machine.  though I also am commenting because I just don’t think a typical computer user needs more or will benefit significantly more by adding ram. 

 

also, it is my impression that Windows 10 handles memory more efficiently than Windows 8 did.  I’m challenging the idea that you need to spend more money and go beyond specifications that work well today to future pproof a machine.  Many considerations enter into the question.  How do you intend to use the machine?  How much do you care about speed?  What sorts of changes in Windows and programs can accurately be predicted that will make your computer not be able to work with software over many years and Windows as it changes?  And how much more money are we talking about? 

 

And to explain my point further, if you apply the future proof argument or extrapolation to other areas, what are the results?  Do you end up advocating a much more powerful processor than that which works well now with Windows 10?  In the end, adding, with all these upgrades, 100 dollars, or 150 dollars to the price of a machine.  A little here and a little there and you may be talking about enough money to matter to people who want to be careful or reasonably careful about how much they spend.

 

I really doubt that Microsoft is going to create the kind of bad will and anger among its customers by making Windows 11 require enough more computer resources to make a lot of users’ machines obsolete or require them to spend money to upgrade their machines.

 

In short, my main point is that once you start applying the future proof argument, where does it lead and how much money is involved? 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Plus with Windows 11coming out, we don’t know the hardware requirements of that OS yet. Nor do we know  if JAWS will have new hard where requirements either.

I agree with Chris completely on this.

I’d go with 16GB to be safe.

My opinion is you don’t buy a laptop minimal specs just to last a year or two. You buy enough that will carry  you thru for a while.

I’d also go with a Core I5 11th gen.

Do you just want a clamshell laptop or w would you like to have it convert over to a tablet?

Is a keyboard with a  NumLock important to you?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi Kathy.

 

In my experience, as one who uses jaws and the Microsoft office suite all the time, I can state that the two features that will make you happy are a solid state hard drive, and 16 gig of ram. Sure it is true that 8 gig will suffice, but I have 16 ram and solid state hard drives in all of my computers now and they work great. The difference in cost between 8 gig of ram and 16 gig is almost negligible.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I will not be traveling with my laptop. I am doing a ministry through our church so I use the Internet a lot. I also print out braille so I have a Duxberry program and of course I use the latest jaws I just wanted to make sure that I have enough memory in my computer for it to last me for a little bit I also like to keep books on my computer because I download from bard as well

I do not want a slow computer

 

Kathy Sent from my iPhone

 

On Jun 15, 2021, at 9:04 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:



What do you do with your laptop? How much is your budget?

Will you be traveling a lot with this and need a good  battery ?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Good afternoon to all

 

I need to purchase a new laptop, I need help with how much memory and everything I need for my laptop I use the latest jaws  and I use office products I’d like to do the Internet as well I’m not good at this part when it comes to purchasing a laptop and everything I should have in it

 

 

Kathy

 

 


Re: how to get access to an IPad

Janet
 

Hi Val,
Can you call the person who set the phone up, and ask him what he used as the password or Apple id?
Do you have an email address? If so, try using that At least that might solve your Appple Id question, so you can give that to Apple when you call them to tell them you don't know the password or the security code.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of val and david paul
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:22 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get access to an IPad

Hi!

I was also given an ipad which had already been set up, this was given
to all vulnerable customers in Scotland by the government.

Unfortunately the guy who set it up, did not give me an apple i.d or
password.

Ofcourse, when I had an update recently, I couldn't sign back in.

Help on this would be appreciated.


Val.

On 16/06/2021 00:26, Nancy Hill wrote:
Ashley, I hit CTRL R so I hope this goes only to you.


Thanks,

nancy

On 6/15/2021 7:04 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello, if you want to contact me off list I would be happy to give
you instructions on how to gain access to the iPad. Email me back off
the list for assistance with this problem

Ashley

On Jun 15, 2021, at 5:56 PM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@comcast.net>
wrote:

Group,


I have a good friend whose Mom passed away unexpectedly last year. 
In going through her things she found an I Pad that is fairly new,
but she can not gain access to it.


What must my friend do to be able to gain access to this almost new
IPad?


Thanks for your help and advice.


nancy












Re: A problem connecting BrailleNote Touch Plus

Abbie Taylor
 

Yes, I subscribe to a group for BrailleNote users. I can't find the address to subscribe, but if you do a search on groups.io for BrailleNote, you should be able to find it. Good luck.
--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: removing an email profile outlook 2016

Gene
 

I would imagine your e-mail program allows you to tell it not to download messages from the account when synchronizing.  You can leave the account on the machine and have it be completely inactive until you tell Outlook to download mail again.  That will save you the trouble of removing and then setting it up again.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:49 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] removing an email profile outlook 2016
 
Hi,
In outlook 2016, I have four or 5 email accounts set up.
There is one I'd like to remove, which is my work email which I know how to
do, but when I click remove, it says Account Settings
The primary account cannot be removed unless it is the only account
in the profile. You must remove all other Exchange accounts before
removing the primary account.
The other exchange accounts I have are icloud and outlook, but I don't want
to remove those just to remove the primary one simply because I think with
icloud email accounts, doesn't a person need a special password, wait, I
think it was called a secret password and for outlook, I don't remember the
password for when I set it back up.
Am I subjected to removing all accounts or is there a way to delete the
primary one.
The reason why I want to delete the work one, because I'm not back at work
until September.

Thank you,
Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...
Please check out my new EP titled I thought you new here
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mBMfy4DoouhVmDxHqONd4AJHL4d2vft4M







removing an email profile outlook 2016

Kimsan
 

Hi,
In outlook 2016, I have four or 5 email accounts set up.
There is one I'd like to remove, which is my work email which I know how to
do, but when I click remove, it says Account Settings
The primary account cannot be removed unless it is the only account
in the profile. You must remove all other Exchange accounts before
removing the primary account.
The other exchange accounts I have are icloud and outlook, but I don't want
to remove those just to remove the primary one simply because I think with
icloud email accounts, doesn't a person need a special password, wait, I
think it was called a secret password and for outlook, I don't remember the
password for when I set it back up.
Am I subjected to removing all accounts or is there a way to delete the
primary one.
The reason why I want to delete the work one, because I'm not back at work
until September.

Thank you,
Kimsan Song

kimsansong@icloud.com
Please check out my new EP titled I thought you new here
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mBMfy4DoouhVmDxHqONd4AJHL4d2vft4M


Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

Gene
 

that’s interesting. 
 
One question I have is who refurbished the machine.  If Best Buy, are they trustworthy?  I wouldn’t hesitate to purchahse a manufacturer refurbished machine, but I’d want more information about machines refurbished by others.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop
 

Hey Gene,

So I checked in your  price…

You can indeed get something good enough  for this price and this is  at the bottom of what you agreed would be enough for most users.

HP Refurbished EliteBook 640 G2 14" Laptop Intel Core i5 16GB Memory 256GB Solid State Drive Black BB5-32870 - Best Buy

 

There are others, and even though this is an older processor, for her I think this would do just fine.

John

 


Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

John Holcomb II
 

Chris Judge’s message.

I’m trying to trim thing as we go so the messages aren’t huge.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

What message are you responding to?  I didn’t see any message recommending a mechanical hard drive.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:20 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

No, its not debatable. Nobody should be getting a mechanical drive in 2021!

This is more than just bootup time for windows. This is any time you open an application. And let us not start on every time that computer have to page anything its slowly waring the arm and read/write heads out.

Do  you know the first thing to most likely go on a computer? That’s right. The hard drive (especially mechanical drives!)  So yeah an MvME solid state drive is an absolute must.

Again. She is not the type of user that is gonna know how to open it up , take out the drive, replace it with a SSD, know the difference between SATA and MvME, know w which type of MvMe fits … be able to  clone, hope Windows does it right and it  optimizes trash collection trimming, etc. etc.…

Oh yeah plus the Sata to USB  I interface to dump one drive to a another and on and on that can go too.

John

 


Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

John Holcomb II
 

That’s e if you even can.

A lot of laptops have stuff sottered onto the board so it doesn’t have user replaceable ram or storage.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

To upgrade  a laptop from 8 to 16 gig of ram will cost about 40 u s dollars for parts.  I’m sure you could pay 40 bucks more to hire someone to do it,  but if  you are buying a new machine, you will likely just pay for the part.


Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

John Holcomb II
 

Rather then trying to explain it, I’ll trust the good folks at How-To Geek

eMMC vs. SSD: Not All Solid-State Storage is Equal (howtogeek.com)

 

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

John,

 

Tell us what an eMMC drive is  and why it should be avoided.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:15 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

However, she should be sure not to get one with an eMMC drive.

Some but not all laptops let  you upgrade the storage and ram options later.

I’m going to assume you’d rather not open it up at any point

Do you want  us to suggest some actual laptops for you?

A great k keyboard typing experience is a m must I’d presume.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi Kathy,

 

A solid state drive has no moving parts. So, unlike the standard hard drives,

---there are no moving parts.

---they do not overheat.

---they use less energy and last longer.

 

These days, they are quite affordable.

Also,  most new laptops now come with a solid state  drive by default.

…and they are faster than  the  traditional mechanical drive.

 

Good brand names are Kingston, crucial, Samsung, etc..

 

I would not purchase a new p c or laptop without a solid state drive.

 

You wrote that you will not  be moving/carrying your  laptop from  place to place, so you can get one that may be a little heavier than  a very lightweight one.

Laptops with a numeric keypad are a little bigger than those without.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock


Sent: June 16, 2021 8:56 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I am a little dumb in this area what is considered a solid-state drive question do you like a certain brand other than another brand question

Kathy

 

 

On Jun 16, 2021, at 9:41 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@...> wrote:



Hi Kathy.

 

In my experience, as one who uses jaws and the Microsoft office suite all the time, I can state that the two features that will make you happy are a solid state hard drive, and 16 gig of ram. Sure it is true that 8 gig will suffice, but I have 16 ram and solid state hard drives in all of my computers now and they work great. The difference in cost between 8 gig of ram and 16 gig is almost negligible.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I will not be traveling with my laptop. I am doing a ministry through our church so I use the Internet a lot. I also print out braille so I have a Duxberry program and of course I use the latest jaws I just wanted to make sure that I have enough memory in my computer for it to last me for a little bit I also like to keep books on my computer because I download from bard as well

 I do not want a slow computer 

 

Kathy Sent from my iPhone

 

On Jun 15, 2021, at 9:04 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:



What do you do with your laptop? How much is your budget?

Will you be traveling a lot with this and need a good  battery ?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Good afternoon to all

 

I need to purchase a new laptop, I need help with how much memory and everything I need for my laptop I use the latest jaws  and I use office products I’d like to do the Internet as well I’m not good at this part when it comes to purchasing a laptop and everything I should have in it

 

 

Kathy 


Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

John Holcomb II
 

Hey Gene,

So I checked in your  price…

You can indeed get something good enough  for this price and this is  at the bottom of what you agreed would be enough for most users.

HP Refurbished EliteBook 640 G2 14" Laptop Intel Core i5 16GB Memory 256GB Solid State Drive Black BB5-32870 - Best Buy

 

There are others, and even though this is an older processor, for her I think this would do just fine.

John

 

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