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Re: New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet
 

Hi Gene,
Best Buy told me they have to always install Windows, as it is not installed until a customer buys one.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Computer manufacturers sell computers with Windows installed. You can buy
computers with no operating system installed, but those are specialized
items and are not what you will get buying computers made for the general
consumer.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Hi Monte,
I was told Windows 10 was installed, but when I was doing some research
online, I just happened to come across some reviews, and answers and
questions, so, I also saw directions how to install Windows 10 on the Laptop
I just bought, and I thought to myself, oh my goodness, I have to install
Windows ten too! LOL! I'm really not sure though if Windows is actually
installed or not though, but because I don't like that keyboard, I will just
take it back to Best Buy. I will try and buy another Laptop, and this time,
I will be fore sure if Windows is installed or not. I do remember when I
bought my last two Desktops, Windows 7 was not installed though. I had to
pay someone to come over and install it for me. Matter of fact, I'll never
forget when I bought my very first Desktop, in which was from Best Buy, but
low in behold, when they downloaded Windows XP, they actually downloaded a
virus on my Desktop though, so then because I had just bought it, and had no
internet service at home as of yet, they gave me another Desktop.

Janet
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:26 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Absolutely, I am sure win 10 is already installed. I have never heard of a
brand name pc being sold without an operating system being already
installed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: December 26, 2020 10:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet,
Power the laptop up and wait a minute for the booth process to begin. Then
press the ctrl Plus Windows key plus enter and soon Narrator will begin
talking.
I am quite sure that Windows 10 is on the machine and if you take your time
and listen to the prompts, you can get it set up. Many of us have done it
before you.
I also believe that the Office suite is a thirty day trial unless you paid
extra to have the package.
The important thing is not to let it intimidate you. LOL!


-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

HI Marten,
Thank you for this, but I don't even know if Windows 10 is already
installed, although, I don't think so. The person who helped me online with
this, said Windows is already installed. I don't know the Lenovo key on the
keyboard in which I think I might need. I don't know the product key number
either. LOL! I don't know if Narrator will walk me through all the steps
or not though. I don't know if this was a good idea buying this Laptop
either. Thank you anyway. I greatly appreciate it.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Marten Post Uiterweer
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet" ,

You can cturn on Narrator with ctrl-win-enter, but I am not sure with
wat screen the Lenovo will start.

You can try to start the laptop and after a while press this shortkey.

It can also be, that the laptop will ask to install windows and in this
case I am not sure if Narrator is working.

Regards, Marten


On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 22:59:39 +0000 "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
wrote:

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I wasn't going to receive my new Lenovo IdeaPad until Jan
06-2021, but I just received it, and I don't know what to do with it now!
LOL! I do know it might take me sometime to learn the keys, as some of
them are long and some of them are wide, and the keys are a little larger
than what I am used to. The keys are also close to each other. Any
suggestions how to get started with this, meaning I need some speech, or
there isn't any point in me even turning it on! LOL! Someone mentioned
to turn on Narrator, but I don't remember how to turn it on.

Janet

Peace Be With You.






Re: New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet
 

Hi,
May I ask you why you say you don't like Laptop keyboards? I've never used a Laptop before, and I don't know very much about them, so if you would please shed some light on the factors of Laptop keyboards, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Catherine Clegg
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:19 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

I hate laptop keyboards so I always buy an external one
On Dec 26, 2020, at 10:13 PM, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi Marie,
Don't let it intimidate me, laughing, so you made my day! I was pretty close to letting it intimidate me! Laughing! I can't stand the keyboard though, so I haven't even turned it on. As far as the MS, I think that was a 6 month trial though, but I don't want MS, but I'm just not for sure if I will need MS or not, but I'll see. I will see what I can find at Best Buy Monday when I take back the Laptop I just bought.
Thank you so much!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet,
Power the laptop up and wait a minute for the booth process to begin. Then
press the ctrl Plus Windows key plus enter and soon Narrator will begin
talking.
I am quite sure that Windows 10 is on the machine and if you take your time
and listen to the prompts, you can get it set up. Many of us have done it
before you.
I also believe that the Office suite is a thirty day trial unless you paid
extra to have the package.
The important thing is not to let it intimidate you. LOL!


-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

HI Marten,
Thank you for this, but I don't even know if Windows 10 is already
installed, although, I don't think so. The person who helped me online with
this, said Windows is already installed. I don't know the Lenovo key on the
keyboard in which I think I might need. I don't know the product key number
either. LOL! I don't know if Narrator will walk me through all the steps
or not though. I don't know if this was a good idea buying this Laptop
either. Thank you anyway. I greatly appreciate it.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Marten Post Uiterweer
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet" ,

You can cturn on Narrator with ctrl-win-enter, but I am not sure with
wat screen the Lenovo will start.

You can try to start the laptop and after a while press this shortkey.

It can also be, that the laptop will ask to install windows and in this
case I am not sure if Narrator is working.

Regards, Marten


On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 22:59:39 +0000 "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
wrote:

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I wasn't going to receive my new Lenovo IdeaPad until Jan
06-2021, but I just received it, and I don't know what to do with it now!
LOL! I do know it might take me sometime to learn the keys, as some of
them are long and some of them are wide, and the keys are a little larger
than what I am used to. The keys are also close to each other. Any
suggestions how to get started with this, meaning I need some speech, or
there isn't any point in me even turning it on! LOL! Someone mentioned
to turn on Narrator, but I don't remember how to turn it on.

Janet

Peace Be With You.

























Using A Laptop with JAWS Questions Please.

Janet
 

Hi Everyone,
I'm thinking of buying a Laptop without the Num Pad. My question is how accessible is JAWS with a Laptop without a Num Pad?

Janet

Peace Be With You.


Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Pam,
This is good to hear that you had the ThinkPad for that long, as this is encouraging to know. Lenovo has several different Laptops. I think they brought out what they call budget Laptops a few years ago, and I think one of them is the one I bought. I still say, you have a nice and powerful Laptop, but yours is a ThinkPad, and the one I bought is a IdeaPad so I think that is what the difference is between yours and mine. take care of your ThinkPad! Smile! Can I ask you are the keys on the keyboard large and some small, and different shapes? Do the keys press down into the keyboard when you press a key?

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 8:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Wow! I got my thinkpad around the time when windows ten first came out. I
think that was summer of 2015. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

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

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

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

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

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

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


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



Hi Pam,



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

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

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



Cheers,



Monte





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







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







From: Monte Single



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



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







Hi Josh,

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



Of course some will disagree.



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





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





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












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Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Hi,
I've also read good reviews about Lenovo's, but I don't know if all the Lenovo's keyboards are the same, as this one I have, it would be too difficult for me to type with. Some keys on this Laptop are small, some are large, so many different shapes. When I try to type with this keyboard, two of my fingers are on one key. So, it is like typing with two fingers instead of one finger on one key. LOL!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lenron
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:06 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

What from what I know lenovos last pretty long. The t430 is one of the
best I have gotten a chance to use. Always wanted one myself.

On 12/26/20, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
Hi All,
I think it really depends on what someone is willing to spend, the knowledge
so they know what to pick out, as some salesmen in the stores will try to
sell someone a expensive product, when in fact they might not need to spend
that much, but if they don't know what the salesmen is saying, they can get
ripped off. Not a good thing! Smile! I guess in short, we need to already
know what we want from a Pc as well as a Laptop before we go to the store,
or order online. Myself, I like to feel the keys on a keyboard before I buy
it, as that is important to me, but some others might not mind. That is
when a list like this comes in handy, so we can ask questions.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

There are objective differences in brands and models of chips. Whether and

to what extent they matter to the typical user, I don't know and I don't
have the technical knowledge to discuss but there are objective differences.

it isn't just a matter of taste.


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



Hi Pam,



Computer brands, models, processors, speakers, it is mostly a matter of what

we are used to and what we can afford.

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

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



Cheers,



Monte





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

Dominguez
Sent: December 26, 2020 9:40 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







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







From: Monte Single



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



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







Hi Josh,

I am not familiar with the current line of a m d processors, but they were

all I used till a few years ago.My impression is that a m d processors are

now a better choice, dollar for dollar, than an intel.



Of course some will disagree.



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





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





speaking of LENOVO laptops, I am thinking of getting the following laptop. A

LENOVO, with 256 GB solid-state NVME Drive., and I'm sorry if I posted this

before I don't remember if I did, I amD RYZEN5 processor, eight gigs of RAM,

with this configuration of computer work good with JAWS?












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Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Hi,
You are so right. It really does all depend on what someone does, and often they use it. So, you got a Lenovo for $250, great deal, and it still is running! LOL! I can't stand the keyboard on this Lenovo I bought though. I will take it back to Best Buy Monday, and hopefully get a better one with a better keyboard for me to work with.

Thank you so much for all your help.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

How long a laptop or desktop lasts depends on many factors. Some of the factors are;
The quality of the components of the machine,
How and where the machine is used,
How many hours a day or week the machine is used.
... and others I do not think of right now.

I gave my sister an inexpensive Lenovo laptop in July of 2016. She probably uses it a bit each day but I know she does not spend hours and hours, on facebook, pinterest, and games.
So she has been using that cheap Lenovo laptop for 4 and a half years. It does all the thing she wants to do. It may die tomorrow. It may last andother 4 years. It keeps instaloling the windows updates.
It cost 250 U S dollars on sale.
If it dies tomorrow, so be it.
I figure it was a good investment.
For some other people, that laptop would have been inadequate.
Getting a machine that suits your needs and your budget is the best you can do.
If money is not an issue, then you have a lot more choices.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: December 26, 2020 8:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

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

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

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

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

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

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


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



Hi Pam,



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

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

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



Cheers,



Monte





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







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







From: Monte Single



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



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







Hi Josh,

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



Of course some will disagree.



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





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





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












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www.avg.com


Re: New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Catherine Clegg
 

I hate laptop keyboards so I always buy an external one

On Dec 26, 2020, at 10:13 PM, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi Marie,
Don't let it intimidate me, laughing, so you made my day! I was pretty close to letting it intimidate me! Laughing! I can't stand the keyboard though, so I haven't even turned it on. As far as the MS, I think that was a 6 month trial though, but I don't want MS, but I'm just not for sure if I will need MS or not, but I'll see. I will see what I can find at Best Buy Monday when I take back the Laptop I just bought.
Thank you so much!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet,
Power the laptop up and wait a minute for the booth process to begin. Then
press the ctrl Plus Windows key plus enter and soon Narrator will begin
talking.
I am quite sure that Windows 10 is on the machine and if you take your time
and listen to the prompts, you can get it set up. Many of us have done it
before you.
I also believe that the Office suite is a thirty day trial unless you paid
extra to have the package.
The important thing is not to let it intimidate you. LOL!


-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

HI Marten,
Thank you for this, but I don't even know if Windows 10 is already
installed, although, I don't think so. The person who helped me online with
this, said Windows is already installed. I don't know the Lenovo key on the
keyboard in which I think I might need. I don't know the product key number
either. LOL! I don't know if Narrator will walk me through all the steps
or not though. I don't know if this was a good idea buying this Laptop
either. Thank you anyway. I greatly appreciate it.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Marten Post Uiterweer
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet" ,

You can cturn on Narrator with ctrl-win-enter, but I am not sure with
wat screen the Lenovo will start.

You can try to start the laptop and after a while press this shortkey.

It can also be, that the laptop will ask to install windows and in this
case I am not sure if Narrator is working.

Regards, Marten


On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 22:59:39 +0000 "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
wrote:

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I wasn't going to receive my new Lenovo IdeaPad until Jan
06-2021, but I just received it, and I don't know what to do with it now!
LOL! I do know it might take me sometime to learn the keys, as some of
them are long and some of them are wide, and the keys are a little larger
than what I am used to. The keys are also close to each other. Any
suggestions how to get started with this, meaning I need some speech, or
there isn't any point in me even turning it on! LOL! Someone mentioned
to turn on Narrator, but I don't remember how to turn it on.

Janet

Peace Be With You.

























Re: New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Gene
 

Computer manufacturers sell computers with Windows installed. You can buy computers with no operating system installed, but those are specialized items and are not what you will get buying computers made for the general consumer.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Hi Monte,
I was told Windows 10 was installed, but when I was doing some research online, I just happened to come across some reviews, and answers and questions, so, I also saw directions how to install Windows 10 on the Laptop I just bought, and I thought to myself, oh my goodness, I have to install Windows ten too! LOL! I'm really not sure though if Windows is actually installed or not though, but because I don't like that keyboard, I will just take it back to Best Buy. I will try and buy another Laptop, and this time, I will be fore sure if Windows is installed or not. I do remember when I bought my last two Desktops, Windows 7 was not installed though. I had to pay someone to come over and install it for me. Matter of fact, I'll never forget when I bought my very first Desktop, in which was from Best Buy, but low in behold, when they downloaded Windows XP, they actually downloaded a virus on my Desktop though, so then because I had just bought it, and had no internet service at home as of yet, they gave me another Desktop.

Janet
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:26 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Absolutely, I am sure win 10 is already installed. I have never heard of a
brand name pc being sold without an operating system being already
installed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: December 26, 2020 10:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet,
Power the laptop up and wait a minute for the booth process to begin. Then
press the ctrl Plus Windows key plus enter and soon Narrator will begin
talking.
I am quite sure that Windows 10 is on the machine and if you take your time
and listen to the prompts, you can get it set up. Many of us have done it
before you.
I also believe that the Office suite is a thirty day trial unless you paid
extra to have the package.
The important thing is not to let it intimidate you. LOL!


-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

HI Marten,
Thank you for this, but I don't even know if Windows 10 is already
installed, although, I don't think so. The person who helped me online with
this, said Windows is already installed. I don't know the Lenovo key on the
keyboard in which I think I might need. I don't know the product key number
either. LOL! I don't know if Narrator will walk me through all the steps
or not though. I don't know if this was a good idea buying this Laptop
either. Thank you anyway. I greatly appreciate it.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Marten Post Uiterweer
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet" ,

You can cturn on Narrator with ctrl-win-enter, but I am not sure with
wat screen the Lenovo will start.

You can try to start the laptop and after a while press this shortkey.

It can also be, that the laptop will ask to install windows and in this
case I am not sure if Narrator is working.

Regards, Marten


On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 22:59:39 +0000 "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
wrote:

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I wasn't going to receive my new Lenovo IdeaPad until Jan
06-2021, but I just received it, and I don't know what to do with it now!
LOL! I do know it might take me sometime to learn the keys, as some of
them are long and some of them are wide, and the keys are a little larger
than what I am used to. The keys are also close to each other. Any
suggestions how to get started with this, meaning I need some speech, or
there isn't any point in me even turning it on! LOL! Someone mentioned
to turn on Narrator, but I don't remember how to turn it on.

Janet

Peace Be With You.






Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Gene
 

These comments are long, but you may find them useful and if they encourage further discussion, you may find that useful as well.

The following comments may help you approach deciding what laptop to buy or such questions as whether you want to use an external keyboard. I haven't used a variety of laptops. My comments are intended to stir helpful discussion. While I have given you my impression regarding laptop keyboards, they are my impression and are not based on looking at a variety.

You might consider Computers For the Blind, as I said, if money is tight. I believe you use a computer for typical things, browsing, e-mail, streaming music. If money isn't tight or you just want a better computer, you may not want to. But 150 dollars for a refurbished laptop that is already configured, not that you couldn't do it yourself, a free year of JAWS, which may or may not matter if you already have JAWS, and NVDA included may make more sense. I haven't gotten a machine from them, but I've heard good things from those who have.

If you ask here, you may get comments from a number of people about whether the machines satisfy users, have good keyboards, and other ;possible questions you have. There is a real difference between five hundred dollars and 150 dollars.

Regarding keyboards, I'm not sure what choices you have on laptops. My laptop has square keys that are much larger than the keys on a mechanical external keyboard. The feel of depression is different as well. The question of keyboards would be something to discuss here. I hope others comment on such questions as:
Can you find mechanical or small key keyboards in laptops? Are you willing to use an external keyboard? My guess is that you are used to external mechanical keyboards, not membrane keyboards. Although I haven't looked into this, my guess is that most perhaps almost all laptop keyboards are membrane and membrane keyboards have a different tension and feel than a mechanical keyboard.

As far as keys being of different shapes, I'm not sure what you are referring to but laptop keyboards often have keys like home and end in different places than external keyboards. They are often differently shaped from the letter and number keys as well.
Once I got used to where the home and end keys are on my keyboard, I don't object to them and find them as easy to use as the traditional home and end keys. It may be just a case of you getting used to a laptop computer keyboard. That may be easier for some people than for others.

If you use your computer mainly at home, you may want to get a mechanical external keyboard if that is what you are used to, and it probably is.

Many people use a laptop computer for mostly home use.
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 8:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

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

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

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

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

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

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


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



Hi Pam,



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

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

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



Cheers,



Monte





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







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







From: Monte Single



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



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







Hi Josh,

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



Of course some will disagree.



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





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





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












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Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Hi Pam,

From what I’ve been reading as I’ve been doing some research on processors, is in fact the AMD processors are very good.  Some reviews I’ve read say the AMD processors are so much better than Intel processors.  I did see some Laptops with AMD processors, and they were quite reasonable prices.  It sounds like you do  have a nice Laptop though. 

 

Janet

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:40 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

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

 

From: Monte Single

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

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

Hi Josh,

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

 

Of course some will disagree.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


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Re: New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet
 

Hi Marie,
Don't let it intimidate me, laughing, so you made my day! I was pretty close to letting it intimidate me! Laughing! I can't stand the keyboard though, so I haven't even turned it on. As far as the MS, I think that was a 6 month trial though, but I don't want MS, but I'm just not for sure if I will need MS or not, but I'll see. I will see what I can find at Best Buy Monday when I take back the Laptop I just bought.
Thank you so much!
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet,
Power the laptop up and wait a minute for the booth process to begin. Then
press the ctrl Plus Windows key plus enter and soon Narrator will begin
talking.
I am quite sure that Windows 10 is on the machine and if you take your time
and listen to the prompts, you can get it set up. Many of us have done it
before you.
I also believe that the Office suite is a thirty day trial unless you paid
extra to have the package.
The important thing is not to let it intimidate you. LOL!


-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

HI Marten,
Thank you for this, but I don't even know if Windows 10 is already
installed, although, I don't think so. The person who helped me online with
this, said Windows is already installed. I don't know the Lenovo key on the
keyboard in which I think I might need. I don't know the product key number
either. LOL! I don't know if Narrator will walk me through all the steps
or not though. I don't know if this was a good idea buying this Laptop
either. Thank you anyway. I greatly appreciate it.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Marten Post Uiterweer
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet" ,

You can cturn on Narrator with ctrl-win-enter, but I am not sure with
wat screen the Lenovo will start.

You can try to start the laptop and after a while press this shortkey.

It can also be, that the laptop will ask to install windows and in this
case I am not sure if Narrator is working.

Regards, Marten


On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 22:59:39 +0000 "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
wrote:

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I wasn't going to receive my new Lenovo IdeaPad until Jan
06-2021, but I just received it, and I don't know what to do with it now!
LOL! I do know it might take me sometime to learn the keys, as some of
them are long and some of them are wide, and the keys are a little larger
than what I am used to. The keys are also close to each other. Any
suggestions how to get started with this, meaning I need some speech, or
there isn't any point in me even turning it on! LOL! Someone mentioned
to turn on Narrator, but I don't remember how to turn it on.

Janet

Peace Be With You.






Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Monte Single
 

How long a laptop or desktop lasts depends on many factors. Some of the factors are;
The quality of the components of the machine,
How and where the machine is used,
How many hours a day or week the machine is used.
... and others I do not think of right now.

I gave my sister an inexpensive Lenovo laptop in July of 2016. She probably uses it a bit each day but I know she does not spend hours and hours, on facebook, pinterest, and games.
So she has been using that cheap Lenovo laptop for 4 and a half years. It does all the thing she wants to do. It may die tomorrow. It may last andother 4 years. It keeps instaloling the windows updates.
It cost 250 U S dollars on sale.
If it dies tomorrow, so be it.
I figure it was a good investment.
For some other people, that laptop would have been inadequate.
Getting a machine that suits your needs and your budget is the best you can do.
If money is not an issue, then you have a lot more choices.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: December 26, 2020 8:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

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

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

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

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

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

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


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



Hi Pam,



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

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

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



Cheers,



Monte





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







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







From: Monte Single



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



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







Hi Josh,

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



Of course some will disagree.



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





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





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












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Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Lenron
 

What from what I know lenovos last pretty long. The t430 is one of the
best I have gotten a chance to use. Always wanted one myself.

On 12/26/20, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
Hi All,
I think it really depends on what someone is willing to spend, the knowledge
so they know what to pick out, as some salesmen in the stores will try to
sell someone a expensive product, when in fact they might not need to spend
that much, but if they don't know what the salesmen is saying, they can get
ripped off. Not a good thing! Smile! I guess in short, we need to already
know what we want from a Pc as well as a Laptop before we go to the store,
or order online. Myself, I like to feel the keys on a keyboard before I buy
it, as that is important to me, but some others might not mind. That is
when a list like this comes in handy, so we can ask questions.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

There are objective differences in brands and models of chips. Whether and

to what extent they matter to the typical user, I don't know and I don't
have the technical knowledge to discuss but there are objective differences.

it isn't just a matter of taste.


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



Hi Pam,



Computer brands, models, processors, speakers, it is mostly a matter of what

we are used to and what we can afford.

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

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



Cheers,



Monte





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

Dominguez
Sent: December 26, 2020 9:40 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







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







From: Monte Single



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



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







Hi Josh,

I am not familiar with the current line of a m d processors, but they were

all I used till a few years ago.My impression is that a m d processors are

now a better choice, dollar for dollar, than an intel.



Of course some will disagree.



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





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





speaking of LENOVO laptops, I am thinking of getting the following laptop. A

LENOVO, with 256 GB solid-state NVME Drive., and I'm sorry if I posted this

before I don't remember if I did, I amD RYZEN5 processor, eight gigs of RAM,

with this configuration of computer work good with JAWS?












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Re: New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet
 

Hi Monte,
I was told Windows 10 was installed, but when I was doing some research online, I just happened to come across some reviews, and answers and questions, so, I also saw directions how to install Windows 10 on the Laptop I just bought, and I thought to myself, oh my goodness, I have to install Windows ten too! LOL! I'm really not sure though if Windows is actually installed or not though, but because I don't like that keyboard, I will just take it back to Best Buy. I will try and buy another Laptop, and this time, I will be fore sure if Windows is installed or not. I do remember when I bought my last two Desktops, Windows 7 was not installed though. I had to pay someone to come over and install it for me. Matter of fact, I'll never forget when I bought my very first Desktop, in which was from Best Buy, but low in behold, when they downloaded Windows XP, they actually downloaded a virus on my Desktop though, so then because I had just bought it, and had no internet service at home as of yet, they gave me another Desktop.

Janet
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:26 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Absolutely, I am sure win 10 is already installed. I have never heard of a
brand name pc being sold without an operating system being already
installed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: December 26, 2020 10:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet,
Power the laptop up and wait a minute for the booth process to begin. Then
press the ctrl Plus Windows key plus enter and soon Narrator will begin
talking.
I am quite sure that Windows 10 is on the machine and if you take your time
and listen to the prompts, you can get it set up. Many of us have done it
before you.
I also believe that the Office suite is a thirty day trial unless you paid
extra to have the package.
The important thing is not to let it intimidate you. LOL!


-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

HI Marten,
Thank you for this, but I don't even know if Windows 10 is already
installed, although, I don't think so. The person who helped me online with
this, said Windows is already installed. I don't know the Lenovo key on the
keyboard in which I think I might need. I don't know the product key number
either. LOL! I don't know if Narrator will walk me through all the steps
or not though. I don't know if this was a good idea buying this Laptop
either. Thank you anyway. I greatly appreciate it.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Marten Post Uiterweer
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet" ,

You can cturn on Narrator with ctrl-win-enter, but I am not sure with
wat screen the Lenovo will start.

You can try to start the laptop and after a while press this shortkey.

It can also be, that the laptop will ask to install windows and in this
case I am not sure if Narrator is working.

Regards, Marten


On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 22:59:39 +0000 "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
wrote:

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I wasn't going to receive my new Lenovo IdeaPad until Jan
06-2021, but I just received it, and I don't know what to do with it now!
LOL! I do know it might take me sometime to learn the keys, as some of
them are long and some of them are wide, and the keys are a little larger
than what I am used to. The keys are also close to each other. Any
suggestions how to get started with this, meaning I need some speech, or
there isn't any point in me even turning it on! LOL! Someone mentioned
to turn on Narrator, but I don't remember how to turn it on.

Janet

Peace Be With You.






Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Hi All,
I think it really depends on what someone is willing to spend, the knowledge so they know what to pick out, as some salesmen in the stores will try to sell someone a expensive product, when in fact they might not need to spend that much, but if they don't know what the salesmen is saying, they can get ripped off. Not a good thing! Smile! I guess in short, we need to already know what we want from a Pc as well as a Laptop before we go to the store, or order online. Myself, I like to feel the keys on a keyboard before I buy it, as that is important to me, but some others might not mind. That is when a list like this comes in handy, so we can ask questions.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

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


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



Hi Pam,



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

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

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



Cheers,



Monte





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







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







From: Monte Single



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



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







Hi Josh,

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



Of course some will disagree.



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





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





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












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Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Pamela Dominguez
 

Wow! I got my thinkpad around the time when windows ten first came out. I think that was summer of 2015. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

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

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

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

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

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

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


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



Hi Pam,



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

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

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



Cheers,



Monte





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







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







From: Monte Single



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



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







Hi Josh,

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



Of course some will disagree.



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





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





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












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Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

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

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

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

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

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

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


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



Hi Pam,



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

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

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



Cheers,



Monte





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







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







From: Monte Single



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



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







Hi Josh,

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



Of course some will disagree.



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





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





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












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Re: Well I Got A Keurig For A Christmas Present: What Next?

Pamela Dominguez
 

Okay sorry; I was thinking of after you turned it on. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: chris judge
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 5:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Well I Got A Keurig For A Christmas Present: What Next?

Most of the ones I've used require you to press 2 buttons, one to turn it on and get things going, the other to actually brew the coffee.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: December 26, 2020 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Well I Got A Keurig For A Christmas Present: What Next?

You shouldn't have to press a sequence of buttons, just a certain one. But since I don't know what one you have, I can't tell you which one. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 6:52 AM
To: TechTalk Mailing List
Subject: [TechTalk] Well I Got A Keurig For A Christmas Present: What Next?

Hi Group,

Sorry for the somewhat humorous subject line, but here's the deal. I got a Kuerig (fancy new-fangled in vogue coffee machine/maker/whatever) for Christmas. I have had a few sighted people try to instruct me as to its usage over the phone. Well I assembled the little staff or what you may call it into the area where the water is poured, put the pod in, put the water in the little compartment, pressed what I believe is the proper sequence of buttons to brew a large 16 ounce cup of coffee and 4 out of
5 times, nothing happens. Eventually, if I persist, I get a perfectly brewed cup of coffee.

What could be going wrong? If anyone has this type of device, please advise the proper sequence of key presses or what other things a clind person might need to understand about the operation of this device.

Thanks in advance for help.

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Re: Well I Got A Keurig For A Christmas Present: What Next?

Blaster
 

Ron, I had a similar experience to you. What I've found is after you
fill the machine with water and then press the top button to turn it
on, you need to wait a little bit for the water to heat up. Put the
k-cup in and close the clamp down and then press the bottom button to
start brewing the coffee. If nothing happens, wait a minute or so
then lift the clamp and then close the clamp and press the bottom
button again. You'll get the timing of it with practice.

HTH,
Blaster

On 12/26/20, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:
Most of the ones I've used require you to press 2 buttons, one to turn it on
and get things going, the other to actually brew the coffee.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: December 26, 2020 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Well I Got A Keurig For A Christmas Present: What
Next?

You shouldn't have to press a sequence of buttons, just a certain one. But
since I don't know what one you have, I can't tell you which one. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 6:52 AM
To: TechTalk Mailing List
Subject: [TechTalk] Well I Got A Keurig For A Christmas Present: What Next?

Hi Group,

Sorry for the somewhat humorous subject line, but here's the deal. I got a
Kuerig (fancy new-fangled in vogue coffee machine/maker/whatever) for
Christmas. I have had a few sighted people try to instruct me as to its
usage over the phone. Well I assembled the little staff or what you may
call it into the area where the water is poured, put the pod in, put the
water in the little compartment, pressed what I believe is the proper
sequence of buttons to brew a large 16 ounce cup of coffee and 4 out of
5 times, nothing happens. Eventually, if I persist, I get a perfectly
brewed cup of coffee.

What could be going wrong? If anyone has this type of device, please advise
the proper sequence of key presses or what other things a clind person might
need to understand about the operation of this device.

Thanks in advance for help.

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"







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Re: Well I Got A Keurig For A Christmas Present: What Next?

chris judge
 

Most of the ones I've used require you to press 2 buttons, one to turn it on and get things going, the other to actually brew the coffee.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: December 26, 2020 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Well I Got A Keurig For A Christmas Present: What Next?

You shouldn't have to press a sequence of buttons, just a certain one. But since I don't know what one you have, I can't tell you which one. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 6:52 AM
To: TechTalk Mailing List
Subject: [TechTalk] Well I Got A Keurig For A Christmas Present: What Next?

Hi Group,

Sorry for the somewhat humorous subject line, but here's the deal. I got a Kuerig (fancy new-fangled in vogue coffee machine/maker/whatever) for Christmas. I have had a few sighted people try to instruct me as to its usage over the phone. Well I assembled the little staff or what you may call it into the area where the water is poured, put the pod in, put the water in the little compartment, pressed what I believe is the proper sequence of buttons to brew a large 16 ounce cup of coffee and 4 out of
5 times, nothing happens. Eventually, if I persist, I get a perfectly brewed cup of coffee.

What could be going wrong? If anyone has this type of device, please advise the proper sequence of key presses or what other things a clind person might need to understand about the operation of this device.

Thanks in advance for help.

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"







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