Re: Jaws System Requirements


James Malone
 

That’s good. My client didn’t want to use another keyboard, so I had to go that route.

 

From: Jeanette McAllister [mailto:jeanette@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:28 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws System Requirements

 

My Lenovo came with a keyboard the tablet will mount to. There's no need to disable the touchpad touch features.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

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On Mar 15, 2016, at 4:10 AM, James Malone <malone_j@...> wrote:

If you get one, you will need to disable the touch pad. Or, you can use a Bluetooth keyboard. Some people don’t like using them though.

The Lenovo think pad is sensitive.

 

 

From: Tom Behler [mailto:tombehler@...]
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 6:16 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws System Requirements

 

Thanks, Jeanette.

 

Lenovo think pads are definitely on my list of laptops to look at seriously.

 

So, thanks for the confirmation.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 

 

From: Jeanette McAllister [mailto:jeanette@...]
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 7:41 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws System Requirements

 

I use a Lenovo ThinkPad, Windows 10 and Jaws 17. I've had no problems.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

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On Mar 12, 2016, at 11:38 PM, Tom Behler <tombehler@...> wrote:

Hello, all.

 

I’m getting ready to purchase a new laptop computer, and want to be sure I get one that is adequate for Jaws.  I currently use Jaws 16, and my SMA covers Jaws 17.  So I will likely put Jaws 17 on the new computer.

 

I realize that any new laptop will have Windows 10 as its operating system, and am prepared to begin learning to use Jaws with that new operating system.

 

My question is this:

 

What should I be looking for in a laptop?  I found the following system requirements on the Freedom Scientific web site, but wonder whether those are absolute minimum requirements:

 

Summary: Software and hardware specifications for JAWS

 

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Description

Specification 

JAWS Home Use Edition and JAWS Professional

Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server® 2012, and Windows Server 2008 

Processor speed

Minimum 1.5 GHz processor 

Memory (RAM)

4 GB recommended (64-bit)

2 GB recommended (32-bit) 

Required hard disk space

20 MB to 690 MB required per voice for installing Vocalizer Expressive, Vocalizer Direct, or RealSpeak Solo Direct voices (file sizes will vary depending on the voice installed) 

Video

A display adapter capable of at least 800 x 600 screen resolution with 16-bit color (1024 x 768 screen resolution with 32-bit color recommended) 

Sound

Windows compatible sound card (for speech)

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Any specific recommendations would be appreciated.

 

Are there certain brands of laptops I should stay away from?  Right now, I’m thinking of either an HP or a Dell.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 

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