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Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

chris judge
 

And if you are purchasing it from a reputable store, and if the warranty is still as new, what difference does it really make if it's open box or not?

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lenron
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:31 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Open box doesn't mean someone had the laptop for a year. Normally it means someone got it and returned it. I really really hope you find what you are looking for. I have a dell refurbished laptop and it runs great so I have no problem with buying refurbished

On 1/4/21, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
Hi Monte,
The only difference between the Intel and the AMD is $100 so far as I
can see. But, like you say, if the keys are right, and I plan on
using it for as long as I can, I might as well pay the extra! Smile!
So, I think I will go to Best Buy tomorrow, and cancel the Asus, and feel the other ones there.
So now, if I do buy a different one, I might have to try and set it
up myself, and this means I will have to deal with Narrator once
again, as the Geeks are so busy people need to schedule an appointment
at least a few days in advance, but who knows, maybe they just might
set it up for me, just to get rid of me once in for all! LOL! If
not, I might have to schedule an appointment just so I can finally get up and running!

Thank you for all this.

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Janet,

If I were buying a new laptop or desktop, I would not care if the
processor was intel or a m d, if they were of equal speed and price.
It’s really just a brand.
If it costs a few dollars more, get the one that feels right for your
fingers and hands;; you’ll be felling that keyboard for many hundreds
of hours!
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: January 4, 2021 3:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Juan,
I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus,
and I did like that as it also had a NumPad. I just didn’t know it
was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me
that. I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop
I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box,
meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in
after they might have had it for several months or even a year.
Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops
now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought. So, I don’t really know what all that means.
Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as
that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo
one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the
problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick
down in the board when I pressed them. The keys were to large for my
fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short.

Thank you for all this.
Janet


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via
groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a
computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do
not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has
great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had
it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5 computers or AMD
Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.
Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t
mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.
Juan Gonzalez
IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology
Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704
www.chicagolighthouse.org<http://www.chicagolighthouse.org>







From: Janet<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi,
Thank you for this. I won’t be doing any gaming or video though. I
want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing, etc. So I
know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing. LOL!

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io<mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as
far as I know and vivobook from Asus.
They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that
series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.
Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs such as processor
or ram etc.
Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several
models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy
consumption.
So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.
You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.
To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are
getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these
are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.
And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not
so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

Good luck.

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Windows
10

From: Janet<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi everyone,
Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop
ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer
Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I
recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I
didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that. So
I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad
Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops.

Thank you all for any help in this.

Janet
Janet oppsode

Peace Be With You.














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Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

chris judge
 

You will still have to get through the initial set-up screens before you can use NVDA though.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Well, if you know how to use NVDA, you can always put it on a thumb drive and stick in the laptop and you can set it up using NVDA instead of narrator! And you can take that portable copy and install it on your laptop as a full copy if you want to use NVDA! But narrator will set up windows and it will talk you threw it; just have turn it on. The tricky part is to set up a local account instead of a Microsoft account; they changed it now! Cheers Heather

 

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From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 4:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Monte,

The only difference between the Intel and the AMD is $100 so far as I can see.  But, like you say, if the keys are right, and I plan on using it for as long as I can, I might as well pay the extra!  Smile!  So, I think I will go to Best Buy tomorrow, and cancel the Asus, and feel the other ones there.  So now, if I do buy a different one, I might have to try and set it up myself, and this means I will have to deal with Narrator once again, as the Geeks are so busy people need to schedule an appointment at least a few days in advance, but who knows, maybe they just might set it up for me, just to get rid of me once in for all!  LOL!  If not, I might have to schedule an appointment just so I can finally get up and running! 

 

Thank you for all this. 

 

Janet   

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Janet,

 

If I were buying a new laptop or desktop,  I would not care if the processor was intel or  a m d, if they were of equal speed and price.

It’s really just a brand.

If it costs a few dollars more, get the one that feels right for your fingers and hands;;  you’ll be felling that keyboard for many hundreds of hours!

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: January 4, 2021 3:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I did like that as it also had a NumPad.  I just didn’t know it was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that.  I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for several months or even a year.  Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought.  So, I don’t really know what all that means.  Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I pressed them.  The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short. 

 

Thank you for all this. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5  computers or  AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi,

Thank you for this.  I won’t be doing any gaming or video though.  I want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing,  etc.  So I know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing.  LOL!  

 

Janet    

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs  such as processor or ram etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

 

Good luck.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that.  So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops. 

 

Thank you all for any help in this. 

 

Janet   

Janet oppsode

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Gene
 

That's just a coincidence. Stores don't do something to make computers break. it would be illegal, it would be easy for the stores to be caught one way or another and it would only be able to be done when someone purchased something to be shipped, not an in store purchase.

And what would the thing be? You can't sabotage a machine so it will break after the year warranty. You could do something like damage animportant fan, but that would cause problems shortly after purchase.
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Gene,
I know the insurances are expensive, but when I don't buy the insurance, something goes wrong, and now if I do buy the insurance, everything is fine. I really just wonder sometimes if these stores do something to the product if a person doesn't buy insurance. I know it sounds crazy, but I really just wonder sometimes.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

I never buy extended warranties on computers. In this case, the price you
are paying is more than half the price of a new computer and, while
something may happen, it probably won't.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Juan,

Best Buy did offer me a three year accidental warranty, and I did buy it,
but it cost me $245. If I wanted total Geek insurance, that would have cost
another $145, and that was only for one year, so if I wanted the total
insurance next year, I would have to pay another $145. All this insurance
could cost more than the Laptop! Smile! On both of those Laptops did have
SSD, as I do like those on my machines.





Janet



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





I don’t know the in and outs of best buys policies Unfortunately but they do
offer extended warranty on open box items so that might be something to
consider. The amount you will save from buying an open item could be used to
buy the extended warranty.



I understand all about not needing the latest and greatest. I just went over
to my brothers house and installed an SSD to his 2005 dell xps M1330 dual
core laptop. He was ready to throw it out cause it was very slow and he only
needs it to watch movies. Putting that SSD gave it another life line with a
clean of windows 10.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Juan,



If it is an “open box” item at bestbuy, would the usual 1 year warranty
apply?



I purchased a used hp desktop from amazon about 18 months ago.

It has a 6th gen I 5 processor with 8 gig of ddr4 ram.



It’s a little slow decompressing large, 30 gig files, and converting books
from text to speech, but that’s fine.



I’m not trying to prevent a cataclysm with it.

If I get 2 or 3 years use out of it, that’s fine.

99 per cent of us do not need the latest and the greatest.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan
Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming
computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has
been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it
might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure
they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can
always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t
sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one
of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better
sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the
keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not
have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend,
if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to
save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10
generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for
what you are looking to do.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I
did like that as it also had a NumPad. I just didn’t know it was what Best
Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that. I also seen a
HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t
know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have
brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for
several months or even a year. Although, as I am searching online, I have
noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD
Risen like the one I bought. So, I don’t really know what all that means.
Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that
sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you
currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with
the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I
pressed them. The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many
different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short.



Thank you for all this.

Janet







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer
shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the
crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also
wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any
of the intel core I5 computers or AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB
Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean
there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi,

Thank you for this. I won’t be doing any gaming or video though. I want a
Laptop basically for using email, basic editing, etc. So I know what I
want, but trying to find it is another thing. LOL!



Janet





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I
know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just
as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs such as processor or ram
etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models
coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the
device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but
for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so
great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.



Good luck.



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or
an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing
some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is
showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at
Best Buy didn't tell me that. So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and
ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see
different prices for computer Laptops.



Thank you all for any help in this.



Janet

Janet oppsode



Peace Be With You.


Re: Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Janet
 

Carolyn,
My phone can get pretty flaky sometimes. Sometimes, I feel like throwing it against the wall, but sometimes and only when it works fine, I love it, and I couldn't be without it. Go figure! Smile!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 7:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

What does your iPhone do that doesn't work, Janet?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 6:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Carolyn,
So your iPhone works all the time, you are lucky! Smile!
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

As far as I know, my iPhone works all the time.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 5:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Hi Sugar, Pam, Carolyn,
Oh sure I love my iPhone too, but only when it works! Smile! Although, there are still times when I would just like to make a phonecall, and not have to bother listening to Siri or Voiceover, as sometimes it just talks way too much. I know the ways to stop them from talking, but that is what I get tired of. So I guess, one could say I have a love-hate relationship with my iPhone, meaning I love it when it works, and I hate it when it doesn’t! I do miss my old flip phone, but I doubt very much if I could ever get used to another flip phone though again.

Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sugar Lopez
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Hat's what I use to say and now, I love my Iphone sugar “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
- - Winnie the Pooh

Please walk with me through a second chance of life:
https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar, ❤😘

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 10:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

I can't see myself using an iPhone at all. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 10:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

You know, Janet, I do not miss my old flip phones, which, I guess could be why I replaced them. They never had enough battery life and tended to be clumsy, compared to the iPhone, once I really started to use it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Hi All,
Wow, talking about a flip phone makes me smile! I had a flip phone for so long until I bought my iPhone. I have to admit, I do sometimes really just miss my old flip phones though.

Janet

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
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To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Read Out is pretty good, especially with texsting. I had an LG Revere that had it. I am glad to hear that Net Ten now has an accessible flip phone to offer at a good price. I was very happy with Net Ten, when I had them.

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Subject: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

I wanted to report on the accessibility of the LG. Classic flip phone from Net10. I was pleasantly surprised on how well read out works.(read out is the screen reader). You will need sighted help to turn on read out in the Initial setup. After that you can read all menus, settings contact, messages and etc. Manual is not much help with explaining the accessible settings. Haven't tested Internet browser or
typing. But this might be a good phone for some people who
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Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Janet
 

Carolyn,
I've seen just way too many times how people treat those floor devices. It might not have even been a floor device, it could have been someone took it home, and used it for awhile, it could have been a trade in, but Best Buy says it is new, but when I check my account on line, it makes it perfectly clear this is an out of the box item, and matter of fact, on their web site, they also say they don't sell this Laptop new anymore, but yet they want to charge me for the full price as a new Laptop, but that's not going to happen! LOL! ,

Janet

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Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 7:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Good thing you took the thing back.

The guy at Wal-Mart told me their floor devices get terrible treatment. He showed me a keyboard with keys taken off it. Maybe some guy from Clinton's time came to good old Sanford, NC and took a couple of keys before old George W could come buy and try it out, hahahaha.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 6:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Carolyn,
Paying $50 isn't bad. The Laptop I bought was $699.99, but because I couldn't use the chat feature online, I had a friend to go online to see if she could get Best Buy to do a price match, and Best Buy did for $100 in which brought down the price to $500.99, but I still say that is to much money to pay for something out of the box, or at least for me it is. I wasn't even told this Laptop was out of the box though. I didn't even know this until I got an email from them thanking me for shopping at Best Buy Outlet, but I wasn't shopping at an outlet store. Because it was a out of the box Laptop, that could very well answer my question is why I couldn't keep Narrator turned on long enough to set up my new Laptop. I guess is like the saying, everything happens for a reason because if I did set up my Laptop, I probably wouldn't have ever known I didn't buy a new Laptop, but instead I bought something that was out of the box, in which means that could be for several different reasons why it was out of the box. Best Buy does have a trade in Laptop program, and they can't guarantee me this was not a trade in, or just something that was on the floor for anyone who wanted to just play around with it.


Janet

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Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Jim had a refurbished Motorola Android phone, white, by the way. The thing just worked, never gave him a problem, but he closed his account, decided he didn't use a cell phone enough to justify paying for it. We paid $50 for the phone.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lenron
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 5:31 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Open box doesn't mean someone had the laptop for a year. Normally it means someone got it and returned it. I really really hope you find what you are looking for. I have a dell refurbished laptop and it runs great so I have no problem with buying refurbished

On 1/4/21, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
Hi Monte,
The only difference between the Intel and the AMD is $100 so far as I
can see. But, like you say, if the keys are right, and I plan on
using it for as long as I can, I might as well pay the extra! Smile!
So, I think I will go to Best Buy tomorrow, and cancel the Asus, and feel the other ones there.
So now, if I do buy a different one, I might have to try and set it
up myself, and this means I will have to deal with Narrator once
again, as the Geeks are so busy people need to schedule an appointment
at least a few days in advance, but who knows, maybe they just might
set it up for me, just to get rid of me once in for all! LOL! If
not, I might have to schedule an appointment just so I can finally get up and running!

Thank you for all this.

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Janet,

If I were buying a new laptop or desktop, I would not care if the
processor was intel or a m d, if they were of equal speed and price.
It’s really just a brand.
If it costs a few dollars more, get the one that feels right for your
fingers and hands;; you’ll be felling that keyboard for many hundreds
of hours!
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: January 4, 2021 3:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Juan,
I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus,
and I did like that as it also had a NumPad. I just didn’t know it
was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me
that. I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop
I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box,
meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in
after they might have had it for several months or even a year.
Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops
now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought. So, I don’t really know what all that means.
Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as
that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo
one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the
problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick
down in the board when I pressed them. The keys were to large for my
fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short.

Thank you for all this.
Janet


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via
groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a
computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do
not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has
great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had
it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5 computers or AMD
Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.
Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t
mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.
Juan Gonzalez
IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology
Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704
www.chicagolighthouse.org<http://www.chicagolighthouse.org>







From: Janet<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi,
Thank you for this. I won’t be doing any gaming or video though. I
want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing, etc. So I
know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing. LOL!

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io<mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as
far as I know and vivobook from Asus.
They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that
series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.
Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs such as processor
or ram etc.
Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several
models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy
consumption.
So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.
You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.
To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are
getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these
are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.
And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not
so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

Good luck.

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From: Janet<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi everyone,
Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop
ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer
Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I
recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I
didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that. So
I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad
Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops.

Thank you all for any help in this.

Janet
Janet oppsode

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Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Janet
 

Juan,

Thank you as this sure gives me something to think about.  Well, as far as hoping I finally find the right Laptop, me too, and I hope that will b tomorrow!  Smile!

 

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Yeah they can be pricy but you know yourself. If you know that you will take care of your stuff then you may not need it. If you know that you might need assistance in the future then you could get it. You can also do third party insurers like square trade who offer cheaper warranties. You can also save up money in case  something happens to the computer. I guess the options are there.

Well hopefully you can find the correct computer for you 😊

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 9:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Juan,

Best Buy did offer me a three year accidental warranty, and I did buy it, but it cost me $245.  If I wanted total Geek insurance, that would have cost another $145, and that was only for one year, so if I wanted the total insurance next year, I would have to pay another $145.  All this insurance could cost more than the Laptop!  Smile!  On both of those Laptops did have SSD, as I do like those on my machines. 

  

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

I don’t know the in and outs of best buys policies Unfortunately but they do offer extended warranty on open box items so that might be something to consider. The amount you will save from buying an open item could be used to buy the extended warranty.

 

I understand all about not needing the latest and greatest. I just went over to my brothers house and installed an SSD to his 2005 dell xps M1330 dual core laptop. He was ready to throw it out cause it was very slow and he only needs it to watch movies. Putting that SSD gave it another life line with a clean of windows 10.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

 

If it is an “open box” item at bestbuy,  would the usual 1 year warranty apply?

 

I purchased a used hp desktop from amazon about 18 months ago.

It has a 6th gen I 5 processor with 8 gig of ddr4 ram.

 

It’s a little slow decompressing large, 30 gig files, and converting  books from text to speech, but that’s fine.

 

I’m not trying to prevent a cataclysm with it.

If I get 2 or 3 years use out of it, that’s fine.

99 per cent of us do not need the latest and the greatest.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend, if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10 generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for what you are looking to do.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I did like that as it also had a NumPad.  I just didn’t know it was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that.  I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for several months or even a year.  Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought.  So, I don’t really know what all that means.  Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I pressed them.  The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short. 

 

Thank you for all this. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5  computers or  AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi,

Thank you for this.  I won’t be doing any gaming or video though.  I want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing,  etc.  So I know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing.  LOL!  

 

Janet    

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs  such as processor or ram etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

 

Good luck.

 

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From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that.  So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops. 

 

Thank you all for any help in this. 

 

Janet   

Janet oppsode

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Juan Gonzalez <jgonzalezh614@...>
 

Yeah they can be pricy but you know yourself. If you know that you will take care of your stuff then you may not need it. If you know that you might need assistance in the future then you could get it. You can also do third party insurers like square trade who offer cheaper warranties. You can also save up money in case  something happens to the computer. I guess the options are there.

Well hopefully you can find the correct computer for you 😊

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 9:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Juan,

Best Buy did offer me a three year accidental warranty, and I did buy it, but it cost me $245.  If I wanted total Geek insurance, that would have cost another $145, and that was only for one year, so if I wanted the total insurance next year, I would have to pay another $145.  All this insurance could cost more than the Laptop!  Smile!  On both of those Laptops did have SSD, as I do like those on my machines. 

  

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

I don’t know the in and outs of best buys policies Unfortunately but they do offer extended warranty on open box items so that might be something to consider. The amount you will save from buying an open item could be used to buy the extended warranty.

 

I understand all about not needing the latest and greatest. I just went over to my brothers house and installed an SSD to his 2005 dell xps M1330 dual core laptop. He was ready to throw it out cause it was very slow and he only needs it to watch movies. Putting that SSD gave it another life line with a clean of windows 10.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

 

If it is an “open box” item at bestbuy,  would the usual 1 year warranty apply?

 

I purchased a used hp desktop from amazon about 18 months ago.

It has a 6th gen I 5 processor with 8 gig of ddr4 ram.

 

It’s a little slow decompressing large, 30 gig files, and converting  books from text to speech, but that’s fine.

 

I’m not trying to prevent a cataclysm with it.

If I get 2 or 3 years use out of it, that’s fine.

99 per cent of us do not need the latest and the greatest.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend, if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10 generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for what you are looking to do.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I did like that as it also had a NumPad.  I just didn’t know it was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that.  I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for several months or even a year.  Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought.  So, I don’t really know what all that means.  Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I pressed them.  The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short. 

 

Thank you for all this. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5  computers or  AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi,

Thank you for this.  I won’t be doing any gaming or video though.  I want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing,  etc.  So I know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing.  LOL!  

 

Janet    

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs  such as processor or ram etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

 

Good luck.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that.  So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops. 

 

Thank you all for any help in this. 

 

Janet   

Janet oppsode

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Mary Smith
 

No, I highly doubt that a store would actually do something to a product just because someone didn't buy insurance.

On 2021-01-04 10:54 p.m., Janet wrote:
Hi Gene,
I know the insurances are expensive, but when I don't buy the insurance, something goes wrong, and now if I do buy the insurance, everything is fine. I really just wonder sometimes if these stores do something to the product if a person doesn't buy insurance. I know it sounds crazy, but I really just wonder sometimes.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

I never buy extended warranties on computers. In this case, the price you
are paying is more than half the price of a new computer and, while
something may happen, it probably won't.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Juan,

Best Buy did offer me a three year accidental warranty, and I did buy it,
but it cost me $245. If I wanted total Geek insurance, that would have cost
another $145, and that was only for one year, so if I wanted the total
insurance next year, I would have to pay another $145. All this insurance
could cost more than the Laptop! Smile! On both of those Laptops did have
SSD, as I do like those on my machines.





Janet



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





I don’t know the in and outs of best buys policies Unfortunately but they do
offer extended warranty on open box items so that might be something to
consider. The amount you will save from buying an open item could be used to
buy the extended warranty.



I understand all about not needing the latest and greatest. I just went over
to my brothers house and installed an SSD to his 2005 dell xps M1330 dual
core laptop. He was ready to throw it out cause it was very slow and he only
needs it to watch movies. Putting that SSD gave it another life line with a
clean of windows 10.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Juan,



If it is an “open box” item at bestbuy, would the usual 1 year warranty
apply?



I purchased a used hp desktop from amazon about 18 months ago.

It has a 6th gen I 5 processor with 8 gig of ddr4 ram.



It’s a little slow decompressing large, 30 gig files, and converting books
from text to speech, but that’s fine.



I’m not trying to prevent a cataclysm with it.

If I get 2 or 3 years use out of it, that’s fine.

99 per cent of us do not need the latest and the greatest.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan
Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming
computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has
been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it
might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure
they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can
always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t
sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one
of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better
sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the
keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not
have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend,
if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to
save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10
generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for
what you are looking to do.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I
did like that as it also had a NumPad. I just didn’t know it was what Best
Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that. I also seen a
HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t
know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have
brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for
several months or even a year. Although, as I am searching online, I have
noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD
Risen like the one I bought. So, I don’t really know what all that means.
Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that
sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you
currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with
the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I
pressed them. The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many
different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short.



Thank you for all this.

Janet







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer
shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the
crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also
wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any
of the intel core I5 computers or AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB
Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean
there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi,

Thank you for this. I won’t be doing any gaming or video though. I want a
Laptop basically for using email, basic editing, etc. So I know what I
want, but trying to find it is another thing. LOL!



Janet





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I
know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just
as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs such as processor or ram
etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models
coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the
device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but
for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so
great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.



Good luck.



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or
an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing
some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is
showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at
Best Buy didn't tell me that. So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and
ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see
different prices for computer Laptops.



Thank you all for any help in this.



Janet

Janet oppsode



Peace Be With You.







































Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Janet
 

Hi Gene,
I know the insurances are expensive, but when I don't buy the insurance, something goes wrong, and now if I do buy the insurance, everything is fine. I really just wonder sometimes if these stores do something to the product if a person doesn't buy insurance. I know it sounds crazy, but I really just wonder sometimes.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

I never buy extended warranties on computers. In this case, the price you
are paying is more than half the price of a new computer and, while
something may happen, it probably won't.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Juan,

Best Buy did offer me a three year accidental warranty, and I did buy it,
but it cost me $245. If I wanted total Geek insurance, that would have cost
another $145, and that was only for one year, so if I wanted the total
insurance next year, I would have to pay another $145. All this insurance
could cost more than the Laptop! Smile! On both of those Laptops did have
SSD, as I do like those on my machines.





Janet



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





I don’t know the in and outs of best buys policies Unfortunately but they do
offer extended warranty on open box items so that might be something to
consider. The amount you will save from buying an open item could be used to
buy the extended warranty.



I understand all about not needing the latest and greatest. I just went over
to my brothers house and installed an SSD to his 2005 dell xps M1330 dual
core laptop. He was ready to throw it out cause it was very slow and he only
needs it to watch movies. Putting that SSD gave it another life line with a
clean of windows 10.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Juan,



If it is an “open box” item at bestbuy, would the usual 1 year warranty
apply?



I purchased a used hp desktop from amazon about 18 months ago.

It has a 6th gen I 5 processor with 8 gig of ddr4 ram.



It’s a little slow decompressing large, 30 gig files, and converting books
from text to speech, but that’s fine.



I’m not trying to prevent a cataclysm with it.

If I get 2 or 3 years use out of it, that’s fine.

99 per cent of us do not need the latest and the greatest.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan
Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming
computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has
been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it
might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure
they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can
always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t
sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one
of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better
sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the
keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not
have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend,
if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to
save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10
generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for
what you are looking to do.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I
did like that as it also had a NumPad. I just didn’t know it was what Best
Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that. I also seen a
HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t
know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have
brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for
several months or even a year. Although, as I am searching online, I have
noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD
Risen like the one I bought. So, I don’t really know what all that means.
Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that
sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you
currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with
the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I
pressed them. The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many
different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short.



Thank you for all this.

Janet







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer
shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the
crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also
wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any
of the intel core I5 computers or AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB
Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean
there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi,

Thank you for this. I won’t be doing any gaming or video though. I want a
Laptop basically for using email, basic editing, etc. So I know what I
want, but trying to find it is another thing. LOL!



Janet





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I
know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just
as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs such as processor or ram
etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models
coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the
device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but
for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so
great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.



Good luck.



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or
an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing
some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is
showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at
Best Buy didn't tell me that. So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and
ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see
different prices for computer Laptops.



Thank you all for any help in this.



Janet

Janet oppsode



Peace Be With You.


Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Janet
 

Carolyn,
Well, I guess it doesn't take much to keep your husband happy! Smile!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 7:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Yeah, I gave all I had to Jim, and I had quite a few of them. He was so happy!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 6:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Pam,
I think you probably should have kept at least one. You might be able to sell it! This makes me laugh I have to admit!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

I had those until recently. I think I may have gotten rid of that stuff when I moved. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 6:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Carolyn,
Wow, you have got to be kidding, a Floppy disk Drive! Laughing! I haven't heard of that in years! LOL! You've just made my day! I don't have very much experience with Floppy Diskes, as they were just starting to get rid of Floppy Disks as I think when I started using JAWS as well as computers.
Although, I was quite curious about the Floppy Disks, as I heard so much about them, so I asked one of my teachers if I could feel it, and she handed one to me, and she even showed me how to insert it in to the drive. Well, I have to admit, I was glad when they came out with flash or thumb drives though! Laughing!

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

My husband, of all things, still has a floppy disk drive. I tell him they are obsolete. He has stacks of them with files on them. We bought a thumb drive one time, but I don't think he's ever used it, and I haven't.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 5:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

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.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: January 4, 2021 4:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



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.

Cheers Heather



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From: Janet <mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 4:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Hi Heather,

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?

Janet



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



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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From: Janet <mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Hi Heather,

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.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



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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From: Janet <mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 2:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Hi Nimer,

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!



Janet



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Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:39 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Hello Janet,



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@outlook.com
<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com> > wrote:

Hi everyone,
Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or
an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing
some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is
showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at
Best Buy didn't tell me that. So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and
ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see
different prices for computer Laptops.

Thank you all for any help in this.

Janet
Janet oppsode

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Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Gene
 

I never buy extended warranties on computers. In this case, the price you are paying is more than half the price of a new computer and, while something may happen, it probably won't.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Juan,

Best Buy did offer me a three year accidental warranty, and I did buy it, but it cost me $245. If I wanted total Geek insurance, that would have cost another $145, and that was only for one year, so if I wanted the total insurance next year, I would have to pay another $145. All this insurance could cost more than the Laptop! Smile! On both of those Laptops did have SSD, as I do like those on my machines.





Janet



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





I don’t know the in and outs of best buys policies Unfortunately but they do offer extended warranty on open box items so that might be something to consider. The amount you will save from buying an open item could be used to buy the extended warranty.



I understand all about not needing the latest and greatest. I just went over to my brothers house and installed an SSD to his 2005 dell xps M1330 dual core laptop. He was ready to throw it out cause it was very slow and he only needs it to watch movies. Putting that SSD gave it another life line with a clean of windows 10.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Juan,



If it is an “open box” item at bestbuy, would the usual 1 year warranty apply?



I purchased a used hp desktop from amazon about 18 months ago.

It has a 6th gen I 5 processor with 8 gig of ddr4 ram.



It’s a little slow decompressing large, 30 gig files, and converting books from text to speech, but that’s fine.



I’m not trying to prevent a cataclysm with it.

If I get 2 or 3 years use out of it, that’s fine.

99 per cent of us do not need the latest and the greatest.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend, if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10 generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for what you are looking to do.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I did like that as it also had a NumPad. I just didn’t know it was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that. I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for several months or even a year. Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought. So, I don’t really know what all that means. Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I pressed them. The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short.



Thank you for all this.

Janet







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5 computers or AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi,

Thank you for this. I won’t be doing any gaming or video though. I want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing, etc. So I know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing. LOL!



Janet





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs such as processor or ram etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.



Good luck.



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that. So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops.



Thank you all for any help in this.



Janet

Janet oppsode



Peace Be With You.


Re: Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Janet
 

Carolyn,
What is a Kyodura?
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 7:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

I have a girlfriend in Houston who lives alone; she has an iPhone 7 and a Kyodura.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Pam,
I've been wanting a second phone in my house just in case something was to happen to my iPhone, and where I am I've been told by ATT they have no more land line service, so I've been thinking I just might get an old flip phone just to keep in my house for emergency purposes. I do sometimes miss my flip phone though. I use my phone for so many different reasons, that I don't even think of it as an iPhone anymore like I used to when I first bought it, but I couldn't do without it either.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

I just have a flip phone. I don't even use all the stuff on that. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Hi Sugar, Pam, Carolyn,
Oh sure I love my iPhone too, but only when it works! Smile! Although, there are still times when I would just like to make a phonecall, and not have to bother listening to Siri or Voiceover, as sometimes it just talks way too much. I know the ways to stop them from talking, but that is what I get tired of. So I guess, one could say I have a love-hate relationship with my iPhone, meaning I love it when it works, and I hate it when it doesn’t!
I do miss my old flip phone, but I doubt very much if I could ever get used to another flip phone though again.

Janet


-----Original Message-----
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Sugar Lopez
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip
Phone

Hat's what I use to say and now, I love my Iphone
sugar
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
- - Winnie the Pooh

Please walk with me through a second chance of life:
https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar, ❤😘

-----Original Message-----
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Dominguez
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 10:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip
Phone

I can't see myself using an iPhone at all. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 10:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip
Phone

You know, Janet, I do not miss my old flip phones, which, I guess could be
why I replaced them. They never had enough battery life and tended to be
clumsy, compared to the iPhone, once I really started to use it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip
Phone

Hi All,
Wow, talking about a flip phone makes me smile! I had a flip phone for so
long until I bought my iPhone. I have to admit, I do sometimes really just
miss my old flip phones though.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 7:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip
Phone

Read Out is pretty good, especially with texsting. I had an LG Revere that
had it. I am glad to hear that Net Ten now has an accessible flip phone to
offer at a good price. I was very happy with Net Ten, when I had them.

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Subject: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip
Phone

I wanted to report on the accessibility of the LG. Classic flip phone from
Net10. I was pleasantly surprised on how well read out works.(read out is
the screen reader). You will need sighted help to turn on read out in the
Initial setup. After that you can read all menus, settings contact, messages
and etc. Manual is not much help with explaining the accessible settings.
Haven't tested Internet browser or
typing. But this might be a good phone for some people who
don't need a full smart phone. It can be purchased for $39 or less if you
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Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Janet
 

Juan,

Best Buy did offer me a three year accidental warranty, and I did buy it, but it cost me $245.  If I wanted total Geek insurance, that would have cost another $145, and that was only for one year, so if I wanted the total insurance next year, I would have to pay another $145.  All this insurance could cost more than the Laptop!  Smile!  On both of those Laptops did have SSD, as I do like those on my machines. 

  

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

I don’t know the in and outs of best buys policies Unfortunately but they do offer extended warranty on open box items so that might be something to consider. The amount you will save from buying an open item could be used to buy the extended warranty.

 

I understand all about not needing the latest and greatest. I just went over to my brothers house and installed an SSD to his 2005 dell xps M1330 dual core laptop. He was ready to throw it out cause it was very slow and he only needs it to watch movies. Putting that SSD gave it another life line with a clean of windows 10.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

 

If it is an “open box” item at bestbuy,  would the usual 1 year warranty apply?

 

I purchased a used hp desktop from amazon about 18 months ago.

It has a 6th gen I 5 processor with 8 gig of ddr4 ram.

 

It’s a little slow decompressing large, 30 gig files, and converting  books from text to speech, but that’s fine.

 

I’m not trying to prevent a cataclysm with it.

If I get 2 or 3 years use out of it, that’s fine.

99 per cent of us do not need the latest and the greatest.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend, if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10 generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for what you are looking to do.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I did like that as it also had a NumPad.  I just didn’t know it was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that.  I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for several months or even a year.  Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought.  So, I don’t really know what all that means.  Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I pressed them.  The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short. 

 

Thank you for all this. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5  computers or  AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi,

Thank you for this.  I won’t be doing any gaming or video though.  I want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing,  etc.  So I know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing.  LOL!  

 

Janet    

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs  such as processor or ram etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

 

Good luck.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that.  So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops. 

 

Thank you all for any help in this. 

 

Janet   

Janet oppsode

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Janet
 

Hi Juan,

Thank you so much for this, as I will keep this in mind tomorrow when I go back to Best Buy.  I will cancel my appointment for the set up with the Asus, and look at another Laptop.  Oh sure Best Buy is getting pretty well known for doing this, as I have been reading quite a bit about Best Buy and their products.  The first salesmen who helped me to pick out my Asus VivoBook Laptop  some days ago, that man didn’t know anything.  All he would do is just smile at everything I would say to him, and that drove me nuts, he just didn’t sound interested in the Laptops I wanted to look at, so I couldn’t wait to get away from him.  Well, another salesmen apparently seen I wasn’t happy with that first one, and he came over and asked me if I would rather if he would help me, and I said oh sure please do, so he did.   So, how the Lenovo IdeaPad came in to view, I seen that one on line, and I wanted to see if I could get Best Buy to do a price match for me, well, that chat feature I just couldn’t work with, so I called a sighted friend and asked her if she would do the price match, and she did, and she got Best Buy to do a price match for $100.00 with Amazon, ok, I was fine with that, but when I got it through the mail, and I tried to set it up, I couldn’t get Narrator to stay on long enough for me to set up the Laptop, and that is when I discovered the keys aren’t going to be any help to me either.  The keys on that Lenovo IdeaPad Laptop, was just too large for my fingers.  When I would place one of my fingers on a key, my two fingers would lay on the same key, so in short, I would have to type with two fingers on one key as opposed to one finger on one key at a time.  Those keys were to large, some of them were tall, some of them, were short, and I couldn’t even reach my little finger to press the enter key without removing my whole hand off of the home roll, and then I would have to feel with my hands again to find my way back to the home roll, this is not a good thing to do.  Although, I could press the Windows, Control, enter keys to try and turn on Narrator.  Also, when I would press a key, the key would go down in to the board,so I just couldn’t work with that at all.  I seen the Asus VivoBook Laptop, and I liked the feel of the keys, I could handel that, but now I am going to cancel that one.  So, hopefully I don’t get the same salesmen to help me as the first one who drove me nuts!  I believe that first one who tried to help me, had to have some kind of psychological issues going on!  LOL!  As far as Gaming, well, there’s no chance of me doing that, so I will just leave that one alone, I’m in enough trouble with these Laptops and salesmen, as well as the so called Best Buy Geeks!  Best Buy must think I don’t have anything to do but to just keep coming back.  I will keep in mind all the information you and others have given me. I haven’t ever used Narrator either, so this can turn out to be a bit of a challenge!  Smile!  Once I finally get a Laptop, I will install JAWS as that is my primary screen reader.  I hope all this makes sense!  I’m even starting to confuse myself now!

   

 

Thank you again. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend, if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10 generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for what you are looking to do.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I did like that as it also had a NumPad.  I just didn’t know it was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that.  I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for several months or even a year.  Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought.  So, I don’t really know what all that means.  Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I pressed them.  The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short. 

 

Thank you for all this. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5  computers or  AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi,

Thank you for this.  I won’t be doing any gaming or video though.  I want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing,  etc.  So I know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing.  LOL!  

 

Janet    

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs  such as processor or ram etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

 

Good luck.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that.  So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops. 

 

Thank you all for any help in this. 

 

Janet   

Janet oppsode

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Juan Gonzalez <jgonzalezh614@...>
 

I don’t know the in and outs of best buys policies Unfortunately but they do offer extended warranty on open box items so that might be something to consider. The amount you will save from buying an open item could be used to buy the extended warranty.

 

I understand all about not needing the latest and greatest. I just went over to my brothers house and installed an SSD to his 2005 dell xps M1330 dual core laptop. He was ready to throw it out cause it was very slow and he only needs it to watch movies. Putting that SSD gave it another life line with a clean of windows 10.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

 

If it is an “open box” item at bestbuy,  would the usual 1 year warranty apply?

 

I purchased a used hp desktop from amazon about 18 months ago.

It has a 6th gen I 5 processor with 8 gig of ddr4 ram.

 

It’s a little slow decompressing large, 30 gig files, and converting  books from text to speech, but that’s fine.

 

I’m not trying to prevent a cataclysm with it.

If I get 2 or 3 years use out of it, that’s fine.

99 per cent of us do not need the latest and the greatest.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend, if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10 generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for what you are looking to do.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I did like that as it also had a NumPad.  I just didn’t know it was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that.  I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for several months or even a year.  Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought.  So, I don’t really know what all that means.  Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I pressed them.  The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short. 

 

Thank you for all this. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5  computers or  AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi,

Thank you for this.  I won’t be doing any gaming or video though.  I want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing,  etc.  So I know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing.  LOL!  

 

Janet    

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs  such as processor or ram etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

 

Good luck.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that.  So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops. 

 

Thank you all for any help in this. 

 

Janet   

Janet oppsode

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Monte Single
 

Hi Juan,

 

If it is an “open box” item at bestbuy,  would the usual 1 year warranty apply?

 

I purchased a used hp desktop from amazon about 18 months ago.

It has a 6th gen I 5 processor with 8 gig of ddr4 ram.

 

It’s a little slow decompressing large, 30 gig files, and converting  books from text to speech, but that’s fine.

 

I’m not trying to prevent a cataclysm with it.

If I get 2 or 3 years use out of it, that’s fine.

99 per cent of us do not need the latest and the greatest.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend, if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10 generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for what you are looking to do.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I did like that as it also had a NumPad.  I just didn’t know it was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that.  I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for several months or even a year.  Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought.  So, I don’t really know what all that means.  Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I pressed them.  The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short. 

 

Thank you for all this. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5  computers or  AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi,

Thank you for this.  I won’t be doing any gaming or video though.  I want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing,  etc.  So I know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing.  LOL!  

 

Janet    

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs  such as processor or ram etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

 

Good luck.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that.  So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops. 

 

Thank you all for any help in this. 

 

Janet   

Janet oppsode

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Carolyn Arnold
 

I have a girlfriend in Houston who lives alone; she has an iPhone 7 and a Kyodura.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Pam,
I've been wanting a second phone in my house just in case something was to happen to my iPhone, and where I am I've been told by ATT they have no more land line service, so I've been thinking I just might get an old flip phone just to keep in my house for emergency purposes. I do sometimes miss my flip phone though. I use my phone for so many different reasons, that I don't even think of it as an iPhone anymore like I used to when I first bought it, but I couldn't do without it either.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

I just have a flip phone. I don't even use all the stuff on that. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip Phone

Hi Sugar, Pam, Carolyn,
Oh sure I love my iPhone too, but only when it works! Smile! Although, there are still times when I would just like to make a phonecall, and not have to bother listening to Siri or Voiceover, as sometimes it just talks way too much. I know the ways to stop them from talking, but that is what I get tired of. So I guess, one could say I have a love-hate relationship with my iPhone, meaning I love it when it works, and I hate it when it doesn’t!
I do miss my old flip phone, but I doubt very much if I could ever get used to another flip phone though again.

Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sugar Lopez
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip
Phone

Hat's what I use to say and now, I love my Iphone
sugar
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
- - Winnie the Pooh

Please walk with me through a second chance of life:
https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar, ❤😘

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 10:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip
Phone

I can't see myself using an iPhone at all. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 10:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip
Phone

You know, Janet, I do not miss my old flip phones, which, I guess could be
why I replaced them. They never had enough battery life and tended to be
clumsy, compared to the iPhone, once I really started to use it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip
Phone

Hi All,
Wow, talking about a flip phone makes me smile! I had a flip phone for so
long until I bought my iPhone. I have to admit, I do sometimes really just
miss my old flip phones though.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 7:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip
Phone

Read Out is pretty good, especially with texsting. I had an LG Revere that
had it. I am glad to hear that Net Ten now has an accessible flip phone to
offer at a good price. I was very happy with Net Ten, when I had them.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Report on the accesibility of the LG Clasic 120 Flip
Phone

I wanted to report on the accessibility of the LG. Classic flip phone from
Net10. I was pleasantly surprised on how well read out works.(read out is
the screen reader). You will need sighted help to turn on read out in the
Initial setup. After that you can read all menus, settings contact, messages
and etc. Manual is not much help with explaining the accessible settings.
Haven't tested Internet browser or
typing. But this might be a good phone for some people who
don't need a full smart phone. It can be purchased for $39 or less if you
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Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Yeah, I gave all I had to Jim, and I had quite a few of them. He was so happy!

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 6:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Pam,
I think you probably should have kept at least one. You might be able to sell it! This makes me laugh I have to admit!
Janet

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Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

I had those until recently. I think I may have gotten rid of that stuff when I moved. Pam.

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From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 6:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Carolyn,
Wow, you have got to be kidding, a Floppy disk Drive! Laughing! I haven't heard of that in years! LOL! You've just made my day! I don't have very much experience with Floppy Diskes, as they were just starting to get rid of Floppy Disks as I think when I started using JAWS as well as computers.
Although, I was quite curious about the Floppy Disks, as I heard so much about them, so I asked one of my teachers if I could feel it, and she handed one to me, and she even showed me how to insert it in to the drive. Well, I have to admit, I was glad when they came out with flash or thumb drives though! Laughing!

Janet

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

My husband, of all things, still has a floppy disk drive. I tell him they are obsolete. He has stacks of them with files on them. We bought a thumb drive one time, but I don't think he's ever used it, and I haven't.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 5:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

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.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: January 4, 2021 4:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



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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From: Janet <mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 4:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Hi Heather,

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?

Janet



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



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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10



From: Janet <mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Hi Heather,

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.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



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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From: Janet <mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 2:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Hi Nimer,

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!



Janet



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nimer Jaber
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:39 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Hello Janet,



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@outlook.com
<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com> > wrote:

Hi everyone,
Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or
an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing
some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is
showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at
Best Buy didn't tell me that. So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and
ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see
different prices for computer Laptops.

Thank you all for any help in this.

Janet
Janet oppsode

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Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Carolyn Arnold
 

These disks look different than the disks we had, when I was working, using WordPerfect 5.1, but I think they are out of date completely. I've told Jim that. He doesn't want to hear that.

My computer is probably about six years old, because I think it was about six months, when I bought it in August of 2015. It has disk capability with that tray that slides out. You insert a disk, and it opens a program and will play. I rarely have used the thing.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 6:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Well, I have not seen a floppy disk in 25 or 30 years woe and that was because mom had an old 486 machine or was a pen1 machine just sitting around at home. They did not have speech on it so I never used it. My first laptop in colledge had a cd drive on side and a hard-disk drive on the other and was heavy as heck. So I never carried it around just my note-taker to my classes. Now the kids these days, use an ipad or a surface to do all their school work; so lucky I wish we had that when we were in school woe! Cheers Heather



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From: Janet <mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 5:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



Hi Carolyn,

Wow, you have got to be kidding, a Floppy disk Drive! Laughing! I haven't heard of that in years! LOL! You've just made my day! I don't have very much experience with Floppy Diskes, as they were just starting to get rid of Floppy Disks as I think when I started using JAWS as well as computers. Although, I was quite curious about the Floppy Disks, as I heard so much about them, so I asked one of my teachers if I could feel it, and she handed one to me, and she even showed me how to insert it in to the drive. Well, I have to admit, I was glad when they came out with flash or thumb drives though! Laughing!



Janet



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

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Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:02 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



My husband, of all things, still has a floppy disk drive. I tell him they are obsolete. He has stacks of them with files on them. We bought a thumb drive one time, but I don't think he's ever used it, and I haven't.



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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single

Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 5:43 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.



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.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright

Sent: January 4, 2021 4:35 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





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.



Cheers Heather





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From: Janet <mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>

Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 4:28 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Heather,



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?



Janet





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Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:03 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





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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From: Janet <mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>

Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:40 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Heather,



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.





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Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:15 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





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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From: Janet <mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>

Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 2:57 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hi Nimer,



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!





Janet





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nimer Jaber

Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:39 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.





Hello Janet,





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@outlook.com <mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com> > wrote:



Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that. So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops.



Thank you all for any help in this.



Janet

Janet oppsode



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Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Good thing you took the thing back.

The guy at Wal-Mart told me their floor devices get terrible treatment. He showed me a keyboard with keys taken off it. Maybe some guy from Clinton's time came to good old Sanford, NC and took a couple of keys before old George W could come buy and try it out, hahahaha.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 6:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Carolyn,
Paying $50 isn't bad. The Laptop I bought was $699.99, but because I couldn't use the chat feature online, I had a friend to go online to see if she could get Best Buy to do a price match, and Best Buy did for $100 in which brought down the price to $500.99, but I still say that is to much money to pay for something out of the box, or at least for me it is. I wasn't even told this Laptop was out of the box though. I didn't even know this until I got an email from them thanking me for shopping at Best Buy Outlet, but I wasn't shopping at an outlet store. Because it was a out of the box Laptop, that could very well answer my question is why I couldn't keep Narrator turned on long enough to set up my new Laptop. I guess is like the saying, everything happens for a reason because if I did set up my Laptop, I probably wouldn't have ever known I didn't buy a new Laptop, but instead I bought something that was out of the box, in which means that could be for several different reasons why it was out of the box. Best Buy does have a trade in Laptop program, and they can't guarantee me this was not a trade in, or just something that was on the floor for anyone who wanted to just play around with it.


Janet

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 5:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Jim had a refurbished Motorola Android phone, white, by the way. The thing just worked, never gave him a problem, but he closed his account, decided he didn't use a cell phone enough to justify paying for it. We paid $50 for the phone.

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Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 5:31 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Open box doesn't mean someone had the laptop for a year. Normally it means someone got it and returned it. I really really hope you find what you are looking for. I have a dell refurbished laptop and it runs great so I have no problem with buying refurbished

On 1/4/21, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
Hi Monte,
The only difference between the Intel and the AMD is $100 so far as I
can see. But, like you say, if the keys are right, and I plan on
using it for as long as I can, I might as well pay the extra! Smile!
So, I think I will go to Best Buy tomorrow, and cancel the Asus, and feel the other ones there.
So now, if I do buy a different one, I might have to try and set it
up myself, and this means I will have to deal with Narrator once
again, as the Geeks are so busy people need to schedule an appointment
at least a few days in advance, but who knows, maybe they just might
set it up for me, just to get rid of me once in for all! LOL! If
not, I might have to schedule an appointment just so I can finally get up and running!

Thank you for all this.

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 4:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Janet,

If I were buying a new laptop or desktop, I would not care if the
processor was intel or a m d, if they were of equal speed and price.
It’s really just a brand.
If it costs a few dollars more, get the one that feels right for your
fingers and hands;; you’ll be felling that keyboard for many hundreds
of hours!
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: January 4, 2021 3:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi Juan,
I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus,
and I did like that as it also had a NumPad. I just didn’t know it
was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me
that. I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop
I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box,
meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in
after they might have had it for several months or even a year.
Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops
now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought. So, I don’t really know what all that means.
Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as
that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo
one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the
problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick
down in the board when I pressed them. The keys were to large for my
fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short.

Thank you for all this.
Janet


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A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a
computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do
not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has
great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had
it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5 computers or AMD
Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.
Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t
mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi,
Thank you for this. I won’t be doing any gaming or video though. I
want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing, etc. So I
know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing. LOL!

Janet

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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as
far as I know and vivobook from Asus.
They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that
series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.
Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs such as processor
or ram etc.
Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several
models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy
consumption.
So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.
You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.
To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are
getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these
are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.
And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not
so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

Good luck.

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Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

Hi everyone,
Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop
ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer
Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I
recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I
didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that. So
I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad
Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops.

Thank you all for any help in this.

Janet
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