Re: Laptop purchasing advice

Ed Marquette <marquette.ed@...>

Agree that Lenovo should be thrown into the mix. Have had
problems with HP, but anyone can get one lemon.
The keyboard configuration is the most important component.
It is ideal if it can be configured so you have an active
capslock, insert, and applications key. Two Windows keys would be
If you don't end up with an applications key, check out the
function key configuration. Make sure you can easily locate the
F-10 key.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of
Michael Boyd
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 1:58 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: Re: Laptop purchasing advice


I would agree with Joseph, but I also would through Lenovo in as a
great laptop. But, stay away from Acer, which also makes Gateway.
I have had experience with both of these in my previous job, and
we always had trouble with both brands. Good luck in your search.


From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:16 PM
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@...>
Subject: RE: Laptop purchasing advice

First, it'll depend on tasks you'll be doing with your laptop.
But the
most important thing is not just brands, but the components does
I'd recommend the following configurations:
* Brand: Asus, HP, Toshiba, Samsung.
* Processor: Intel Core I3 or I5 or AMD equivalent.
* RAM: At least 8 GB.
* Hard disk size: At least 750 GB or 128 GB SSD.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:09 PM
To: jfw@...
Subject: Laptop purchasing advice

Hello everyone,
I have been using JAWS with windows XP for 5 years and have had
few issues. But since support for windows xp is ending soon and
I am
going back to school, I am looking to buy a Windows 7 laptop.
But all
of the resources I have read on and other
are kind of vague about the system requirements needed for JAWS,
especially with regard to processor speed. I am not a tech
expert, so
all of the jargon overwhelms me. Five years ago, I worked with
DVR who
purchased my laptop through a vendor, but this time since I have
money from a temp job, I thought it would be fun to pick out my
laptop. Little did I know how overwhelming this would be.
So I am wondering if anyone who uses a windows 7 laptop and is
with it could give me specific recommendations on exactly which
(Dell, Lenovo HP etc) you have found to be the most
blind-friendly in
your opinion, and exactly what specifications you have found to
Thank you so much in advance for any input you can offer.
Allison Nastoff

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