Re: Laptop purchasing advice

Charles Coe

While there are many suggestions the one thing that is important in the
decision making process is cost and whether or not it fits in to the
person's computer system budget.
Additionally what the computer is going to be used for and how long one
intends to keep the computer before updating to a new one is also important.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Peter Tighe
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:21 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Laptop purchasing advice


I think you are getting some very good advice on this thread!

I would add the following ideas.
1. I lean toward Lenovo

2. 8 gigs of ram would be best but checking on Amazon quickly, I don't find
too many laptops with that much ram.

6 gigs might be acceptable, but 4 gigs of ram is definitely not enough.


Processor speed and type, I think is very important.
I think you should get an I5 rather than an I3.

Mor important, I think the processor speed should be no less than 2.5 GHZ

It seems to me that each new version of Jaws, Kurzweil, Openbook and
Microsoft office is more resource intensive.
That's why you need a good fast processor speed. While you ar making a new

investment, you may as well get enough horse power to pull the heavy load!


From: "Allison Nastoff" <anastoff@...>
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 12:08 AM
To: <jfw@...>
Subject: Laptop purchasing advice

Hello everyone,
I have been using JAWS with windows XP for 5 years and have had very
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 sites
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 some
money from a temp job, I thought it would be fun to pick out my own
laptop. Little did I know how overwhelming this would be. So I am
wondering if anyone who uses a windows 7 laptop and is happy with it
could give me specific recommendations on exactly which brands (Dell,
Lenovo HP etc) you have found to be the most blind-friendly in your
opinion, and exactly what specifications you have found to work best.
Thank you so much in advance for any input you can offer.
Allison Nastoff

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