Re: Laptop purchasing advice


I do have an Acer netbook running XP and Jaws 12 and 15, but it sure isn't
very powerful. But it will run the Focus 40 Blue which is all I really want
it to do.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Kevin Hourigan
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 12:28 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Laptop purchasing advice

Hello Michael,
I have an Acer, could you please identify some of the issues you had with
yours to assist me in identifying the cause of some issues I have with mine?
Thank you,
Kevin Hourigan.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Boyd
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 11:57 PM
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
important thing is not just brands, but the components does matter.
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 Allison
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 very few
issues. But since support for windows xp is ending soon and I am going
to school, I am looking to buy a Windows 7 laptop. But all of the
I have read on and other sites are kind of vague
the system requirements needed for JAWS, especially with regard to
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
to pick out my own laptop. Little did I know how overwhelming this would
So I am wondering if anyone who uses a windows 7 laptop and is happy with
could give me specific recommendations on exactly which brands (Dell,
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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