moderated Re: New computer specs

James English


I am the owner of 27 computers, largely performing backup or server
integration duties. If you tell me exactly what you intend to do on
it, I'm likely as good as the guy in the computer shop to tell you
which model is best.

On 8/27/19, David Moore <jesusloves1966@...> wrote:
I bought an low end Asus computer at Walmart, and it is five years old, and
is more snappy now than it ever was with new versions of Win10. I quit
buying high end computer years ago, because I had the same problem of them
falling apart faster than cheap Walmart ones LOL!
I never had a dell last past a few years. My HP and Asus, both dirt cheap,
are lasting and working much better than my expensive Dell computers ever
did LOL!
David Moore
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From: Andy
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2019 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs

In 2012 i bought a high end Dell desktop PC for over a thousand dollars and
it lasted 5 years.  in 2017 I read about refurb PCs on and found
an HP desktop with 8 GB RAM and an AMD 3.7 GH processor amd a 2 TB HD for
$184.  At that price I bought 2, one for me and one for my wife.  After
almost 2.5 years, both machines are running like Timex watches.  What I
learned is that you should consider your use case.  Most folks buy far more
PC than they need, and could save a lot of money that they could use for
software, etc.  The other thing I liked about these units was a clean copy
of Windows with no bloatware.


----- Original Message -----
From: Andrew Diederick
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:15 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs

Hello all:
Tyler, thank you for the insight. I mainly use Microsoft office suite, and
browse the web with this unit. I’m looking on I’m looking at a I
seven 512 solid-state drive with 16 gig of RAM. And a plain graphics card.
That retails for $1200. I’m not looking to spend more than that, and it
states it’s a gaming computer. If the unit specs will last me around six
years plus I would be very happy with that.

On Aug 24, 2019, at 9:59 PM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
The only reason to have the faster processors is if you are editing large
audio or video files and multitasking with some processor heavy software,
which most people do not do.
And, if I remember correctly; which may be a big if, those graphic cards he
mentioned have been problematic with Jaws.
Unless he has some software that is requiring it, which would be
I will never go back to a standard HD drive after using my SSD drive now for
a year.


Always look out for #1, and be careful not to step in #2.

On Aug 24, 2019, at 9:52 PM, Tyler Wood <tcwood12@...> wrote:
This is completely, 100% true.
Although using a solid state drive in 2019 is almost a must - at least for
those that have experienced one. But so far as other sspecs are concerned
there are too many people out there that equate an i7 or i9 to being better
and that simply isn't true for just about 99% of use case scenarios.
Now that I look back at the specs, what are you needing a dedicated Nvidia
Graphics card for in particular? Intel hd graphics does just fine so far as
Jaws is concerned.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: August 24, 2019 11:41 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs

The suggestion about a 500 GB SSD is totally subjective.
I've seen folks who never use more than 80 to 10 GB of their HD.
Too often people think bigger is better and that is not always the case.
Also, when you look at all the high specs, what are you doing with it all?
I mean, I'll bet 90% of us here don't do any more than read eMail, open
web pages, open a spread sheet program once in a while, and listen to some
MP3 audio.
All this can be done with 10 year old technology just fine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David & his pack of dogs " <myguidedogis@...>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:35 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs

A tech told me anything over 8 Gigs of ram is too much.  I think he was
dipping into some sort of sauce.  I received what I was told was a
refurbished Win 10 computer with 250 Gs hard drive.  It turned out to
be a  windows 7 originally and you could make dinner by the time it booted

Thus, I agree with Feliciano.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Feliciano G
Sent: August 24, 2019 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs

I suggest you upgrade to a 512 GB solid-state drive.

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On Aug 24, 2019, at 9:21 PM, Andrew Diederick

Hello all.
Looking to purchase a new dell laptop computer. Here are the specs:
I9 processor
16 GB ram
256 GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

I would like this computer to last me about six years. Are all of
specs acceptable for running JFW? Is there anything else that I should
make certain a new laptop has for JFW use?
Appreciate any advise.

Thank you-

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